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


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