Recipe: Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Makes 12 bites
- 1 cup
- 1/2 cup
old-fashioned rolled oats (if you're gluten-free, make sure you're using gluten-free oats)
- 1/4 teaspoon
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 3 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon
- 1/4 cup
chocolate chips (if you're vegan, make sure you're using vegan chips, or substitute carob chips or cacao nibs)
Line a plate or container with parchment paper and set it aside. Combine the cashews, oats, salt and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse together until a fine meal forms. Be careful not to over-proccess and end up with cashew butter.
Add the maple syrup and the vanilla extract to the cashew-oat mixture. Pulse again until the mixture comes together in a ball of raw dough.
Remove the ball of dough from the food processor and place it in a small bowl. Don't forget to scrape the sides and the blade of your food processor to get all the extra bits. Gently fold in the chocolate chips so they are incorporated throughout the dough mixture.
Using a cookie baller or a couple of spoons, portion out the dough into twelve even balls. Use clean hands to roll the portions of dough into perfect little spheres. Place your completed bites onto a parchment lined plate or container. You can eat them right away, or store them in the freezer for later.
- If chocolate chips aren't your thing, feel free to mix it up! Maybe you'd like to try them with raisins, dried cranberries or white chocolate chips?
This recipe was originally published March 2014.