No-Bake Cookies Dough Bites (Healthy, Paleo, Raw)
Secretly healthy, no-bake cookie dough bites! These raw cookie dough balls are soft, chewy, and taste as if you’re licking the batter from the spoon. Whip up the cookie dough bites in just five minutes and curb a craving in minutes!
These healthy cookie dough bites are a busy mom staple! They’re the perfect combo of easy-to-make and a pop-in-your-mouth craving buster. Moreover, you can use these cookie dough balls as:
- A speedy, fat-packed snack
- To curb a craving
- A mid-afternoon pick me up
- A healthy dessert for kids
Given then take just five minutes to make, they’re healthy and paleo, you’d be silly to not have the ingredients on hand!
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How To Consume & Store The Raw Cookie Dough Balls
The truth is, you can consume these no-bake cookie dough bites as soon you make them! In fact, you don’t even need to roll them into balls. This edible cookie dough is perfect just licked off a spoon.
However, having them in ball form makes them slightly easier in a grab-and-go situation.
Plus, the balls firm up a bit more once they’re chilled for a longer period of time.
If you plan to eat these balls (or the batter) as is when you make them, know that they’ll be a bit sticky and much softer.
That said, if you place them in the fridge for thirty minutes, they still taste amazing and are decadently soft, but they’re less gooey.
You can store the balls in the fridge or the freezer. Keep in mind that out of the freezer the balls will need to thaw before consuming them as they do freeze solid.
What Are Protein Balls Made Of?
These balls made of minimal ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard..
They use a base of almond flour, coconut flour and vegan protein powder to give a base of healthy fats and help slow the sugar release.
From there, almond butter and coconut oil keep them soft and are responsible for the “cookie dough” type of texture.
Lastly, honey and paleo chocolate chips help sweeten the batter and salt makes them rather addictive.
As you can see, these no-bake cookie dough bites are made from simple ingredients that you probably already have. So there’s no reason not to make them!
Choosing A Vegan Protein Powder
These no-bake protein balls have been made with a few vegan protein powders. Specifically Genuine Health's Vegan Protein Powder as well as Progressive's Fermented Protein.
Genuine Health’s Fermented Vegan Protein Powder helps fuel your goals, recover and stay full.
Made with 20 grams of plant-based protein, this vegan protein powder is dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and certified organic. It’s also been voted one of the best tasting vegan protein powders.
But best of all is that this protein is fermented. This helps break down the “anti-nutrient” in grains, nuts, seeds and legumes that often causes bloating.
This protein powder literally gives you the best of both worlds.
A Few Notes On Using Protein Powders
The protein powder you choose will make a difference to both the texture and the flavor of the balls.
Since the Genuine Health's protein powder contains pea protein, it will absorb more liquid. Other protein powders, like Botanica protein don't contain this and thus they absorb less.
Omitting the protein powder or using collagen in it's place may mean that you need to scale back the coconut oil by a tablespoon or so.
FAQ’s & Tips
Any nut butter will work for the cookie dough balls. So, use what you have on hand or try new nut butter to switch up the flavor!
Do not confuse almond flour with almond meal. Almond meal is ground almonds. Thus, it alters the texture of the balls. Learn more about their differences here.
- ½ cup almond flour (do not confuse with almond meal)
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup Fermented Protein Powder
- ¼ cup coconut oil, measured solid then melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ cup + 1 tbs paleo mini chocolate chips
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How To Make The Paleo Cookie Dough Balls
If you haven’t already, melt the coconut oil (and honey if needed).
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl (omit the chocolate chips) and mix well. Pour in the coconut oil and honey and mix to combine.
Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and mix well.
Grease or wet your hands and roll the dough into bite-sized balls (about 14 of them).
Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
So long as the balls do not contain raw eggs, they are safe to eat.
No-bake cookie dough can last in the fridge for three to four weeks in a sealed container. However, it is safe to eat immediately after making it.
Energy balls are a combination of healthy fats and proteins. They're normally sweetened naturally with dried fruit, honey or maple syrup. Thus they're a healthy, fueling snack choice.
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