Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookie Dough Bites

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I’ve definitely been on a cashew butter kick lately. If you haven’t checked out my Honey Cashew Butter Cups yet, I highly recommend you do. They’re a family favorite! Another new favorite in my household? These Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookie Dough Bites! Made with a base of cashew butter and garbanzo beans, these babies are healthy AND delicious! And to top that off, they don’t require any baking! My Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookie Dough Bites are a tasty chilled treat that’s perfect as a summer snack! Better yet? They only take about 20 minutes to make! chocolate chip coconut cookie dough bites

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookie Dough Bites

As I mentioned, these cute little balls are made with a base of unsweetened, salted cashew butter and unsalted garbanzo beans. These two ingredients provide a substantial base while providing healthy fats and plant-based protein! Healthy fats and protein are two of the macronutrients that keep you full and happy. Don’t get me wrong, carbs are pretty awesome. But when I want a snack, I look for something with healthy fats and protein because I know it’ll help satisfy my hunger.

I also try to make snacks with minimal added sugars. I mean, I’m all for grabbing a cookie or some froyo when I really want it. But I know that, in the long run, I’ll feel better if I eat a piece of fruit, one of my cookies without added sugar, or some popcorn. I have a huge sweet tooth, so I tend to reach for sweeter snacks. These Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookie Dough Bites are sweetened with maple syrup. I chose to use maple syrup as it’s a natural sweetener, has an amazing flavor, and it’s vegan. This way, even my vegan friends can enjoy this treat! I also use Pascha 85% Chocolate Chips because I’m a HUGE dark chocolate chip fan. Also, these chips are relatively low in sugar (about 3g per serving). If you’re looking to lower your sugar intake even more with these bites, try a 100% cacao chocolate chip like these that I use in my cookie recipeschocolate chip coconut cookie dough bites

Unsweetened coconut shreds and ceylon cinnamon add some extra, low-sugar sweetness to these bites. Coconut shreds are one of my favorite additions to any sweet treat. They add some substance, fiber, fat, and sweet flavor with minimal sugar. And honestly, coconut is one of my favorite foods. So, I try to put it in everything. Ceylon cinnamon is one of my new favorite ingredients! My herbalist friend Ashley at GreenLove Superfoods puts it in a lot of her recipes because it’s so great for helping with blood sugar regulation! It also has a sweeter, more mellow flavor than typical cinnamon. Personally, I like it better.

A Couple Tips

Give these healthy and delicious Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookie Dough Bites a try this summer! Freeze them for an extra cold treat, but they’re just as tasty simply chilled. Be sure to store in the refrigerator, especially on hot days! Otherwise, they can get a little sticky. I hope you enjoy! chocolate chip coconut cookie dough bites

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Coconut Cashew Cookie Dough Bites Recipe
Prep Time 7 minutes
Passive Time 10-20 minutes
Servings
balls
Prep Time 7 minutes
Passive Time 10-20 minutes
Servings
balls
Instructions
  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips and coconut into a blender or food processor.
  3. If you're using a Ninja Kitchen System, use the Mix/Dough option once, scrape the sides with a rubber spatula, the press Mix/Dough one more time. If using another blender of food processor, blend for 20-30 seconds, scrape the sides with a rubber spatula, then blend for another 20-30 seconds, or until mostly creamy.
  4. Once blending is done, remove blender or food processor blades. If your dough is too sticky (it can get this way if it's particularly hot in your house), place in your refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to set a bit. Then fold in chocolate chips and coconut shreds until evenly distributed.
  5. With a tablespoon, scoop out dough. Roll into approximately golf ball-sized balls.
  6. Place balls on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in fridge for at least 15 minutes to set.
  7. Enjoy chilled and store in the refrigerator.
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    1. Thank you! They really are super simple to make and don’t take very long! But they can get a little messy haha

    1. They definitely satisfy the sweet tooth, but with protein, fiber, and healthy fats too! Plus, not too much sugar. I hope you enjoy them!

    1. I haven’t tried them with peanut butter, but I bet they’d still be delicious! If you do use pb, please let me know! I’d love to hear how they turn out!

    1. There are 2 left haha. But they’re super easy to throw together. Just need to pick up some more unsalted garbanzo beans!

    1. Oh definitely! I just love adding coconut to things haha. But you can definitely make without the coconut!

  1. These look amazing!!! Will definitely be trying!! And when I do I plan on featuring them and you with a shout out on my insta stories if that’s okay?! 😊 seriously so excited to make these!!!

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy! I think I’m going to make another batch today because Sunday’s batch is already gone!

  2. These look fantastic! I’m really loving the trend going right now of healthier style treats. I always have cans of chickpeas in my cupboard, so these bites would be a great way to use some of them up.

    1. I’m obsessed with them honestly! They aren’t overly sweet like traditional cookie dough, but they definitely satisfy the sweet tooth! And they’re so tasty!

    1. These only take a few minutes to whip up and a few minutes in the fridge or freezer to set! They’re not overly sweet like typical cookie dough, but they’re smooth, tasty, and pretty darn healthy! Enjoy!

    1. I’m a big dark chocolate fan myself! The dark chocolate combined with the mellow cashew butter, sweet maple syrup, cinnamon, and coconut is such a great combination!

    1. It’s definitely a slightly different flavor and texture from typical cookie dough, but I still love them!

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