Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

 

A handy afternoon snack that feels indulgent, but contains a surprising amount of nutrition. Skill Level: Beginner. Serving Size: 2 bites.
Course Snack
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 190kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas, skins removed, patted dry
  • 1/3 cup natural nut butter of your choice (almond butter works well)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. honey, local if possible
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, bittersweet or dark chocolate preferred

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, into a blender. Puree until a dough-like consistency forms. (You may need to pause the mixing and scrape down the sides of the container.) When done, transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add chocolate chips to mixture and stir until evenly distributed. 
  • Refrigerate dough for an hour or so to help the mixture reach the desired consistency. Once cool, use your hands to roll the dough into balls. Use about 1 Tbsp. of dough per ball. 
  • Store balls in an airtight container. Refrigeration is recommended. Enjoy a ball or two for your next afternoon snack!

Notes

Nutrition Information: These bites are a great afternoon snack to get you through a busy day. Unlike cookie dough, these "cookie dough" bites are low in added sugar and offer some protein as well thanks to the chickpeas. Gluten-free.
  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Added Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 60 mg