Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Peanut butter, peanut butter, PEANUT BUTTERRRR!!!! I’m sorry for my little outburst. I just really, really,
like love peanut butter. So I made these Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites!
When I was a kid, I used to buy a ton of those pre-made cookie dough tubes from the grocery store. About half of the time, I bought cookie dough just to eat it straight up, and the other half, to actually bake cookies.
What really ended up happening was me sitting on the couch eating the dough raw… that shizz never made it to the oven. I don’t know what it is about cookie dough, it’s just so freaking addicting.
These chocolate-studded, no-bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites are sweet, rich and UBER peanut buttery. You’d never know they’re low sugar, gluten free, dairy free and vegan!
These chocolate-studded, no-bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites are sweet, rich and UBER peanut buttery. You'd never know they're low sugar, gluten free, dairy free and vegan!
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a stand mixer with beater attachment, add the peanut butter, almond milk, stevia extract, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Mix on low speed until fully incorporated.
Add the quinoa flakes, mix, then add the oats, mix, and then add the chocolate chips. Mix until everything is even. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough and roll the dough into balls.
Place the balls onto the pan, then refrigerate uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve immediately or store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.
**My peanut butter was quite dry (it was the last bit out of the jar where I didn't mix in the oil that had separated well enough). So I needed to use ¾ cup of almond milk. I would recommend starting out with ½ cup, then add more milk if the dough needs it.
If you don't have Quinoa Flakes, you can try using all Quick Cooking Oats, but I haven't tried it.
Most energy bite recipes are bound together with dates or some other dried fruit, but I wanted to make these sugar free.
Also, I hate dates. I don’t know what they’ve ever done to me to deserve this hate, but oh, it’s there 😉
These Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites are super easy to make.
Because of the quinoa and the combo of oats + peanut butter, they’re like little orbs of (complete) protein! *flexes muscles*
Behold the fudginess. Just sit back, take it all in, and fall in love.
With love and good eats,