These No Bake Cookie Dough Bites are made with cashew butter, almond flour, and maple syrup for an easy healthier sweet treat. With just 6 ingredients you'll have this no bake dessert ready in just 10 minutes! Gluten-free and vegan.
These edible cookie dough bites will stop sweet cravings right in their tracks! With no heat-treat flour step to worry about, you've got a quick and easy treat.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Simple ingredients
- No risk of raw eggs
- Gluten-free and vegan
Ingredients and substitutions
Here are a few quick notes about the ingredients in this recipe. You can see a complete list of ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below.
Cashew butter - A good source of protein, vitamin E, and other vitamins and minerals, this makes the base of our chocolate chip batter.
If you need to substitute, almond butter, sun butter, and peanut butter will all work. The flavor will alter slightly depending on the nut or seed butter.
Almond flour - More protein for our bites plus it doesn't have to be heat-treated to remove harmful bacteria like raw flour.
Maple syrup - This natural sweetener adds a flavor profile closer to brown sugar but keeps things unrefined.
Organic cane sugar - Just a tablespoon gives our recipe that signature sugary crunch and flavor.
Dairy-free chocolate chips - For a classic chocolate chip cookie-type flavor, opt for semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips. I prefer mini chocolate chips in these bites, but regular chocolate chips are fine too. Mix things up and use white chocolate chips!
If dairy is not an issue, feel free to use dairy milk chocolate chips.
Vanilla extract - A quality pure vanilla extract add sweetness and rounds out the different flavors.
Before you start: Get out all ingredients. Make sure cashew butter is well stirred.
Step 1: Combine all the dry and wet ingredients except chocolate chips in a large bowl. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
Step 2: Scoop with a tablespoon (or small cookie scoop) and roll into balls. Place the balls into an airtight container.
- The oil content of all-natural cashew butter can vary. Make sure it is well stirred. Add a little extra almond flour to the mixture to achieve desired consistency.
Store these no-bake protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To freeze, place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Make sure they are not touching each other. Place in the freezer and let them freeze for about 1 to 2 hours or until they become solid.
Once frozen, transfer them into a freezer-safe container or a freezer-safe bag.
My favorite part about this easy recipe is the different ways you can use and serve it!
- Use it as a fun topping on ice cream, cupcakes, or cake
- Add in rainbow sprinkles for a funfetti treat
- Dip in chocolate and make truffles
- Add chopped nuts
Yes! This recipe utilizes almond flour instead of regular flour and no other gluten-containing ingredients.
This recipe for edible bites is vegan-friendly because it uses no dairy or animal products.
To freeze, place bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for about 1 to 2 hours or until they become solid. Once frozen, transfer them into a freezer-safe container or a freezer-safe bag.
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No Bake Cookie Dough Bites
- Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. Stir until mixture is smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough with a tablespoon and roll into balls. Place into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. If layering bites on top of each other, divide with a piece of parchment paper to avoid sticking.