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Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Energy bites are such an excellent healthy snack made with whole grains and all-natural sugars. These Cookie Dough Energy Bites taste just like cookie dough but are actually healthy.

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 6 Carbs 17 Protein 2
Yield 30 1x


  • 2 cups rolled oats, gluten-free if desired
  • 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, dairy-free if desired


  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.

Tips & Notes

  • *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.
  • This recipe works well with pretty much any kind of nut butter. So, feel free to swap the cashew butter out.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 120 Sugar: 6 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 17 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2
Author: Lee HershCategory: SnackMethod: Food ProcessorCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegan

Keywords: Cookie Dough Energy Bites

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