Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Snacks.

One of the biggest challenges in a healthy lifestyle for me is responsible snacking. If I’m not pregnant or nursing I don’t usually need a snack in between meals. If I go looking for one, chances are it is because I’m bored or low on energy. More often than not I’m just craving something sweet.

It’s nice to heave a healthy treat in your metaphorical pocket once in a while to satisfy your sweet tooth and nourish your body. These peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough bites are made with real, whole foods and come together in just minutes. With the addition of a few chocolate chips they can even satisfy that chocolate craving. Of course you can totally leave the chocolate out for a sugar free, vegan treat. I like buying vegan chocolate chips (they’re surprisingly delicious) so I know they’ll be safe for everyone, all of the time!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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How do you snack healthy?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (preferably natural)

1/2 firmly packed pitted dates

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

up to 2 tablespoons of water

Pinch of coarse kosher salt

1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

In the bowl of a food processor, combine oats, peanut butter, dates, and vanilla until crumbly. With the motor running, add water a little bit at a time until desired consistency is reached. The mixture should hold together when pinched between two fingers.

Sprinkle salt and chocolate chips over the top and pulse just a couple of times to incorporate. Transfer the mixture to a sheet of parchment paper or a large plastic storage bag. Press the mixture together, then break off about one tablespoon of dough at a time, pressing and rolling it between your palms to form a ball. Store balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m not a healthy snacker but I wish I was. I’m always on the prowl for sweets. If I make a good choice, I really like string cheese. My kids love it too so we always have it in the house.

  2. says

    Yum! This looks yummy, but I’d have to watch my portions on this one! I agree with Kendra about the string cheese… I don’t think snacking is a bad thing, just as long as you are snacking on healthy things & you adjust your portion sizes at meal times.

  3. says

    These look so freaking good!! I want to make them sometime next week =D I try to snack on things that aren’t processed =P I’ve been making my own popcorn over the stovetop, and eating fruits and veggies if I need something a little more substantial. My weakness right now is roasted seaweed though! Yum.

  4. says

    I can hardly stand how awesome these look, Lindsay! My biggest snacking problem is portion control, so I’d have to be really careful with these. It’s FAR too easy for me to start popping…and no stopping!

  5. says

    I can’t seem to ever get enough of chocolate chip cookie dough…especially when peanut butter is involved. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

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