Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie dough bites that are actually healthy and edible? Heck to the yes. With 7 ingredients (no eggs!) you can make these epic energy balls!

cookie dough bites on plate

Healthy Snacking

There is nothing worse than being hungry mid-day with nothing to eat. This is why we love we love meal prepping healthy snacks so that we have easy, nutritious food to grab during the day.

From baked egg cups to tuna salad to healthy energy balls, we have tons of healthy snacking options on Fit Foodie Finds. Today we are sharing a new energy bites recipe for a flavor that has been requested time and time again — classic cookie dough!

What You Need

These cookie dough energy bites require 7 total ingredients, which by the way, are all gluten-free and vegan! Here’s what you need:

  • rolled oats
  • Medjool dates
  • cashew butter
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • sea salt
  • mini chocolate chips
cookie dough bites in food processor

Food Processors Matter

Making energy bites is rather simple and require one important piece of equiptment…a food processor! Make sure you are using a high-powered food processor that has sharp blades, sharp enough to pulverize dates and turn rolled oats into oat flour! Below are a few food processor suggestions in different prices ranges.

Storage Directions

  1. Place energy bites on a baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour.
  2. Then, transfer balls into a gallon-size freezer-safe bag (or Stasher bag!) and remove as much air as possible.
  3. Last, place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
cookie dough energy balls on plate

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Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie dough bites that are actually healthy and edible? Heck to the yes. With 7 ingredients (no eggs!) you can make these epic energy balls!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 30 1x
Category: Snack
Method: Food Processor
Cuisine: American


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates (~15)*
  • 1 cup all-natural drippy cashew butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup Mini chocolate chips


  1. Place rolled oats in a high speed food processor and process on high for about a minute until you’ve formed oat flour.
  2. Then, add dates, cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt to your food processor and process on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough.
  3. Add in mini chocolate chips and pulse to combine.
  4. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form balls.
  5. Finally, sprinkle with sea salt.


  • *Make sure that your dates are soft. If you have old dates in your fridge, you may want to soak them for a few minutes.
  • Storage: store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze for later: place balls on a cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour and then transfer balls to an air-tight container or stasher bag and freeze for up to 3 months.


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 2

Photos by: The Wooden Skillet

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