I love snacking. It’s actually one of my favorite things to do. 😉 Unfortunately, sometimes it’s just too easy to grab that bag of chips. And eat it all. So, I like to make healthier snacks to enjoy during the day. Like granola, homemade larabars, etc.
One of my absolute favorite snacks are these cookie dough bites. Not only are they delicious, they’re also raw, gluten-free, refined sugar free, and 100% vegan! And super easy and quick to make. Best snack ever!
Do you guys like Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars? Well, these taste super similar to those bars. But while those granola bars have sugar, corn syrup, and a bunch of other ingredients I can’t pronounce, these homemade bites are made with maple syrup as the sweetener and minimal ingredients. Yum!
Cookie Dough Bites
Original recipe from A Dash of Compassion
2/3 cup raw walnuts
1/3 cup raw almonds
1/3 raw pecans
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of Himalayan pink sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Vegan mini chocolate chips for rolling
In a food processor, process the almonds, walnuts, pecans, oats, cinnamon and salt into a fine meal.
Add the maple syrup and vanilla and process to combine.
Roll the cookie dough into balls about 1 tablespoon each (wet your hands if the dough is too sticky) and then into the mini chocolate chips. You can also just add them straight into the dough, but I like to roll them because it looks a bit prettier. Place them on a cookie pan lined with parchment paper and into the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up. Store balls in a tightly covered container in the fridge.