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I don’t remember the last time I had cookie dough. I use to love gobbling up cookie dough ice cream like it was going out of style. Since changing up my eating habits, I thought I had to say good-bye to cookie dough forever. But I don’t, and either do you. This heathy treat is scrumptious and just as delicious as its non-vegan counterpart. I actually think it tastes better. The best part is you don’t have to make cookies to make this cookie dough. All you need are 3 simple ingredients- dates, coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Simple enough.

After making the recipe, I realized the variations of the recipe can be endless. I bet a tablespoon or two of peanut, cashew or almond butter would give it a super rich flavor, or perhaps adding some raisins or any dried fruit. Let your imagination go wild, and let me know how you enjoy your cookie dough.

Ingredients

  • 20 dates, soaked for 1-2 hours, and drained
  • 1/2 cup of coconut butter, or homemade coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup of dried coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or you can make a homemade version
  • 1tsp or more depending on taste of vanilla extra
  • 1/2 cup of cashew butter, optional, but I highly recommend it

Place the dates and coconut butter in a food processor and mix until well combined.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the coconut flakes and incorporate well.

After the coconut flakes are well combined, mix in the chocolate chips.

Roll the cookie dough into small balls and place on a glass or stainless steel cookie sheet and place in the freezer until firm.

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    24 Responses to Cookie Dough Bites

    1. Amy @ fragrantvanillacake September 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      These sound amazing! I would love some raw cookie dough bites :)!

      • Good Girl Gone Green September 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

        Thanks, Amy that means a lot coming from you! I love ALL your recipes, I mean love!

    2. It's OK to be WEIRD! September 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      What’s so awesome about these is that they aren’t “really” cookie dough, but probably taste just like cookie dough! Sounds so YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

    3. Deirdre September 3, 2012 at 11:06 am #

      These made my day. Health and a treat all wrapped into one! Bookmark comin’ – atcha!

    4. Kim September 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

      These sound really good — and since going gluten free I 1/2 years ago I haven’t had a bit of cookie dough (most gluten free cookies I’ve made are made with garbonzo flour and is NASTY raw) I’m adding this to my must try list!

    5. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm September 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      These look delicious!

    6. Laura @ Frugal Follies September 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Those look so delicious! Unfortunately my kids don’t like coconut, so if I made them I’d have to eat them all myself. On the other hands, that’s not such a bad thing…

      Thanks for linking up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies!

    7. madge | the vegetarian casserole queen September 9, 2012 at 6:31 am #

      Oh yum! This does sound very easy and delicious!

    8. Jeanine September 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      I made these cookie dough balls today with Medjool dates, and though the cookie dough balls I made are dark brown which hides the chocolate chips, I still loved the flavor, and my husband loves them, too! I’m guessing I could lighten up the mixture by using Halawi dates or another lighter variety. What kind of dates did you use in this recipe?

      • Good Girl Gone Green September 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

        Oh, I am glad you liked them. I used medjool dates, I soaked them. I find when I soak them sometimes they lighten up, and it also makes it easier for mixing. The second time I made the cookie dough bites, I added 1/2 cup of cashew butter or just cashews or any nut butter. I bet peanut butter would taste good.They tasted even better! :)

        • Jeanine September 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

          Cashew butter sounds wonderful with this recipe! I’ll have to try that out next time. I soaked my medjool dates for about 2 hours, but they didn’t lighten up at all for some reason. The dates I soaked were the juiciest dates I’ve ever tasted, though.
          This recipe is a hit with my family, and I’ll have fun trying variations on it for a while!

          • Good Girl Gone Green September 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

            I guess as long as it tastes good, the colour doesn’t matter, right? :) :) I am so happy your family likes them. My almost 2 year old loves them, too.

    9. Debra @ Sweet Kisses and Dirty Dishes September 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

      Yum! Those look delicious. Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday, hope to see you there Wednesday.

    10. Amanda September 14, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

      Yummmmm! Will be getting the ingredients tomorrow to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    11. Tara September 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

      I made these and didn’t tell my 11 year old daughter what they were…she loved them and then I asked, “Do they taste like cookie dough?”….She said, “YES!” with big eyes, like I had nailed it, lol. I made tiny little cookie dough balls with my teaspoon disher and stuck them in the freezer for our hockey trip. Thank you SO much. :D

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