No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
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TOTAL TIME :10minutes
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted Medjool dates (buy with pit-in)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8th teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter (optional or can sub vegan butter)
  1. Roughly chop chocolate chips into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  2. Combine cashews and dates in a food processor and process until they form a sticky crumble, approximately 1 minute. Add vanilla extract, baking soda, sea salt and butter, if using. Pulse until mixture becomes even chunkier and sticks together when pressed, approximately another 30 seconds.
  3. Add mixture to a large mixing bowl and use clean hands to mix in chocolate chips--this will take a little elbow grease, as the chips will have a tendency to fall out back into the bowl.
  4. Form dough into balls of whatever size you like and place on a baking sheet or large plate. I make mine around 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Enjoy immediately and keep leftovers tightly sealed in the refrigerator up to 1 week. My favorite way to eat these is to microwave them for 15 seconds so the chocolate gets a little gooey...don't judge me!
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  • Desiree myob

    They look delicious. I am not a cashew fan. Is there another option? thanks

    • Hey Desiree! I think that plain unsalted macadamia nuts would be a good option, as well as blanched almonds (no skin). Let me know if either of those works for you!

  • Jodi

    Girl….you’ve done it again! These little morsels are so yummy and decadent! You’re 2 for 2 when it comes to recreating our household favorite sweet treats! When I see you at Sanctuary I will have to give you a hug!

    • Hi Jodi!!!! YAY!!!! I am so glad the CCC Dough Bites were a success with the whole family. That makes my day. And I LOVE hugs!!! Hug away!

  • Jacquelene Nigrelli

    Yum! I added Chia seeds to half of the mixture for me and added half natural dye m&m (trader joe’s brand) candies for my toddler boys.

    • Omg that is the cutest idea EVER, you are a super mom!!!! I hope other people see this comment and are inspired; thank you so much for sharing! Also great to know that chia works as an add-in!

  • Jessica Jarrett

    Seriously? You have got to be a genius! I have tried different versions of these for years as I love cookie dough. But you have done it! Never have any of the recipes replaced cookie dough in my heart but now I have a very special treat! Now not to eat it all in one sitting! 🙂 Thanks girl!

    • Laura Lea Goldberg

      This is the best review ever! Thank you so much for taking the time to share; I am thrilled that this recipe has given you a healthy alternative to your favorite! XOXO