So I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago when I was wanting something HEALTHY & SWEET! Little did I know that my husband would eat half the batch in one night lol. 😉 After that, I knew that I had to share these “Cookie Dough” Energy Bites with y’all! Just FYI, these energy bites aren’t actually cookie dough (no butter & no eggs), but they tasted JUST LIKE it after they are refrigerated for 2-4 hours. And let’s get real… who doesn’t love cookie dough? 🍪❤️
In my opinion, there are two key ingredients that really make these energy bites taste like cookie dough.
- Almond butter — the main reason I chose almond butter is because my husband is allergic to peanuts. But also because almonds are a little bit sweeter than peanut butter. 🤗 I use the almond butter from Sam’s — it tends to be a bit runnier than other almond butter brands I’ve tried. This is GREAT because it really makes everything STICK together which is key!
- Mini chocolate chips — it’s all about the texture and mini chocolate chips are absolutely perfect for these little energy bites!
Just a warning… these “Cookie Dough” Energy Bites are HIGHLY addicting lol! They are perfect for so many things — midday snack, kiddos lunches, dessert, or a midnight-snack! Enjoy y’all!
“Cookie Dough” Energy Bites
YIELDS 16 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 10-15 MINUTES
CHILL TIME: 2-4 HOURS
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup honey
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 pinches of coarse kosher salt
⅓ cup sweetened coconut flakes
⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
- Line a large cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the almond butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix until fully combined.
- Fold in the old fashioned oats and salt using a spatula.
- Add the coconut flakes & mini chocolate chips and fold until combined.
- Use a small cookie dough scoop to form the dough into small balls. Roll each ball using the palms of your hands and place on the cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
- Refrigerate the energy bites for at least 2-4 hours before serving.
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.
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