Whoever thought “clean eating” and “cookie dough” could be in the same name? Not me! But thankfully I was proven wrong. These safe to eat Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are easy to make and a healthier dessert option for anyone looking to stay fit, but not over indulge.
Can anyone honestly say they didn’t hover in the kitchen while their parents baked cookies just to lick the batter out of the bowl? I used to love chocolate chip cookie dough. But now that I think about it, eating raw cookie dough is not the best idea in the world. Raw eggs, refined sugar…talk about unhealthy for a kid to eat. But these eggless, flourless, and refined sugar free cookie dough bites are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. I am a firm believer that you can live a healthy lifestyle and still enjoy a little bit of heaven every once and a while.
I found that because these bites are already pre-portioned, there is less of a chance of people eating too much. I am able to just pop one and walk away satisfied. But if there was a bowl of cookie dough sitting around, that may be a little more difficult. It’s easier to give a kid one bite, than have to tear the spoon away after they have had too much, am I right?
My version of raw cookie dough is made healthy with simple ingredients. There is no need to include too many products when the ones you have are wonderful as is. The combination of oats and cashews create a rich, creamy dough consistency. While the addition of natural honey and maple syrup give you just the perfect amount of sweetness. What’s even better is that there is no cooking or baking necessary for this amazing dessert.
In a blender, combine 2/3 cups oats and one 5 oz can of roasted/salted cashews. Pulse slowly, so that you do not over mix the ingredients. You do not want to end up with a creamy nut butter, instead of a powder like consistency we are striving for. Transfer mixture into a large bowl, then add 4 Tbsp honey (or agave nectar if you want a vegan version), 2 Tbsp maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Stir the ingredients well. Lastly, mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips (again, you can use carob chips if you want a vegan version) and form approximately 12 cookie dough balls on parchment paper or plate. Place the cookie dough balls in your freezer and let sit for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
With these Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites there will be no more sneaking around trying to eat cookie dough on the sly. Enjoy your dessert in the open! It’s the perfect way to treat yourself without going overboard.
- 1 5oz can Roasted/Salted Cashews
- 2/3 cup Oats
- 4 Tbsp Honey or Agave Nectar
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips or Carob Chips
- In a blender, combine 2/3 cups Oats and 1 5oz can Roasted/Salted Cashews. Pulse slowly, so that you do not over mix the ingredients. You do not want to end up with a creamy nut butter, instead of a powder like consistency we are striving for.
- Transfer mixture into a large bowl, then add 4 Tbsp Honey, 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract. Stir well.
- Lastly, mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Form approximately 12 cookie dough balls on parchment paper or plate and place in your freezer. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.