|No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites|
Guys, I am having SO MUCH FUN with my Instagram stories! If you don't already follow me on Instagram, the most compelling reason to do is to watch my awkward cooking antics on stories. If you learn nothing from them, my goofiness should at least make you feel a little more put together.
Seriously though, they have been a blast and I've been blown away by your positive response to them. PLEASE let me know if there are specific recipes that you'd like to see me make—maybe something that sounds confusing or that you've never made before.
The best part about filming these "videos" is that it allows me another outlet for my culinary cravings. On days where I find myself spiraling into the rabbit hole of administrative work and fighting the Mailchimp backend, I have an excuse to take a break and get creative. This recipe is a perfect example of one such occasion!
There was absolutely no reason to make No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on that fateful day, except that they sounded good to me, and I thought y'all would agree! I mean, come on, is there anything better than chocolate chip cookie dough? Buttery, studded with chocolate chips, with the hint of crunch from sugar crystals—it's a wonder cookies ever come to fruition!
There is ONE thing better, though, and that's healthy CCC dough!
Cookie dough bites, to be exact, which are made from real food ingredients that contain fiber, healthy fats, protein, vitamin E and minerals like potassium and iron. Best yet, they're individually portioned! As a result of said nutrition and portioning, one of these bites is satisfying, whereas traditional CCC dough is a never-ending craving (at least for me...)
I think I've gotten more requests for this recipe than any other I've done on my Insta Stories, so I am really thrilled to share it with y'all! Magical cashews provide a creamy base that replaces butter (minus the teaspoon I add, which is gratuitous and wonderful but optional). Rough-chopping your chocolate ensures that every bite is full of cocoa-y goodness, and it also helps them stick in the dough. I like to add a bit of baking soda, which is a key flavor in classic cookie dough, but that is optional as well.
As I note in the instructions, I am proud to say that I prefer to nuke my bites for 10-15 seconds before enjoying them, as this gets the middle soft and melty. The choice is yours, though, and yours alone.
I hope y'all absolutely love this recipe. I'm realizing as I type that I'm going to have to whip up a batch today to prevent intense FOMO as you start making it....off to the kitchen!