Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

Deliciously moreish peanut butter cookie dough bites from Oh She Glows. Both vegan and gluten-free, this tasty recipe is made up of all natural ingredients.

Introduction

When I was growing up, my best friend, Allison, and I used to split an entire package of store-bought cookie dough for a snack. Yes, as a snack! We’d slice the plastic cookie dough package down the middle, grab two spoons, and go to town eating the raw dough. Oh, to be kids again! I’m happy to say that my love for cookie dough has never dwindled, but I now make my own using all-natural ingredients. My health, arteries, and waistline thank me. Best of all, these cookie dough bites are still very much kid-approved.

Makes 14 small bites
Easy

Ingredients

150g gluten-free rolled oats
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter
60ml pure maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
60g almond flour or almond meal
¼ tsp fine-grain sea salt
2 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

Essential kit

You will need a high-speed blender.

Instructions

In a high-speed blender, blend the oats until a fine flour forms. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add the almond flour, oat flour, and salt and beat again until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 tablespoon of dough each). If chocolate chips fall to the bottom of the bowl, press them back into the dough when rolling. Place the finished bites on a plate lined with parchment paper.

Freeze the bites for 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm. Store the bites in the freezer in a freezer bag for quick and easy snacks.

Prep time: 15 minutes. Chill time: 10 minutes.

Tips:

For a nut-free version, simply swap sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter and more oat flour for the almond flour (add a splash of nondairy milk if the dough is a bit dry). Both versions work just fine.

For a soy-free option, use soy-free chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand).

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