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No-Bake Secret Ingredient Cookie Dough Bites

Not your ordinary out-of-the-tube dough...

My oven is working over time right now. It's constantly on. I honestly put oven mitts on my hands to go outside because I thought they were my actual mittens. Time to get out of the kitchen, don't you think?

Things that have been in my oven in the last week:

Granola, a turkey, squash, random vegetables, muffins, date squares, garlic, pie, cookies, fish, cupcakes, play-doh (don't ask), get my drift. My oven needs a break.

Screw the oven-I don't want to sweat anymore while I'm standing in the kitchen.

Enter NO-BAKE cookie dough bites. That's right. The joy of cookie dough without the raw egg or the effort of baking sheet after sheet. Just shove-it-in-my-mouth goodness. Covered in chocolate. Stress eating, here I come!

Oh-and you can eat these if you're vegan or gluten-free, and a quick switch these can be made dairy-free as well. Happy cookie dough scarfing!


2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup all natural peanut butter (Just the nuts!)
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp real maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup almond flour (or ground almonds)
1/2 cup oat flour (ground oats)
1 cup dark chocolate (swap for dairy-free chocolate chips if need be)



 In a food processor, place all ingredients except chocolate

 Buzz that up. Scrape the sides. Let it whirl until creamy

 Let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes to set up

 Melt chocolate in the microwave (SLOWLY!) or in a double boiler over the stove

 Using a teaspoon, make balls out of dough and roll in melted chocolate

 Place on a wax paper covered baking sheet

 Place in fridge for 30-45 minutes, until hardened

 Assume superhero pose because you're awesome and so are these bites

This will make somewhere between 25-50 balls depending on the size. You can also freeze half of this dough so it's ready anytime. You know, for company, or a really sad Christmas movie-anything that requires cookie dough.

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