We make a batch of these delicious, protein-packed bites every week. My kids don't even like almond butter, but I buy it in bulk because they adore these treats. I know there are millions of cookie dough bite recipes out there, but frankly I'm tired of trying to remember how I make mine, so on the blog they go. Other recipes are so cute and tiny. We mow through them before the sun sets. This recipe lasts us a whopping two days. The superfood that is the chia seed not only absorbs the moisture and holds them together brilliantly, they also impart a yummy taste that reminds us of halva, one of our favorite desserts. If you have never heard of halva, I shed a tear for you and for the sake of your well-being, will post a recipe for it soon. In the meantime, do the world a favor and make a batch of cookie dough bites. They will make you happy and in turn the world will be a better place. It's for mankind, really.
Healthy Cookie Dough Balls
Prep time: 15 minutes, makes 24 balls
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup chia seeds (if the whole seeds bother you and get stuck in your teeth/braces, simply give them a whirl through a coffee grinder and use the fresh chia seed meal)
- 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in food processor. Process until well-combined (about 1 minute).
- Add chocolate chips to the processor and pulse until mixed in (about 5 seconds. You can distribute the chips more evenly while making the balls).
- Form dough into 1-inch-thick balls. Store in a lidded container in the fridge.