Do I really have to convince you to make these? I think that the name justifies it all. If you still aren't sold, here's another reason- you don't have to turn on the oven, these raw cookie dough bites can be ready in less than ten minutes and you can feel good about eating them. Okay, I think I just gave you three more reasons.
I have no back story behind this recipe other than the fact that raw cookie dough is hands down one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I love eating spoonfuls of chocolate chip cookie batter when I am making cookies and try hard to block out those thoughts and fears about getting sick from the raw egg in the batter. It's like a game of Russian roulette, you don't know when that time is going to come but with every spoonful you wonder if this is the time that you will become sick.
Well, now you don't have to worry about that anymore with this recipe! The little bites / balls- whatever you want to call them!- tasted like the real deal. Each bite was bursting with a sweet, salty, and chocolatey flavor.
You can either store the bites in the fridge which results in a softer bite- think a melting cookie right out of the oven or keep them in the freezer (how I prefer) which results in a more frozen dough bite (obviously) that reminds me of those cookie dough chunks in chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!
Yields: 12 [depending on size]
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0
Total time: 10 minutes
1 cup gluten free oats
5 medjool dates
2 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. creamy almond butter
few pinches of sea salt
3 tbsp. [or more] of dairy free chocolate chips
1/2 tbsp. of warm water
Optional add ins:
To make sweeter: add 1 tbsp. of sweetener of choice (coconut sugar or maple syrup)
In a food processor pulse the gluten free oats until flour consistency.
Add the medjool dates and pulse until well combined.
Add the following ingredients: vanilla, almond butter, and sea salt. Pulse until the mixture reaches dough consistency. If the mix is not sticking together, add small amounts of water. (I ended up adding about 1/2 tbsp. of warm water to the mix and it did the trick.)
You can add the chocolate chips to the food processor and give it a quick pulse or mix them in by hand.
Roll the dough into small balls. Store in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer.