My Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites are quick, easy, and the perfect sweet treat as satisfying as actual cookie dough! These no-bake energy bites are made with oat flour, almond flour, almond butter for healthy fats, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, and mini chocolate chips. My favorite thing about these edible cookie dough bites is that they’re made without white flour or refined white sugar but still satisfy my sweet tooth. You can easily increase the protein by substituting some of your favorite protein powder.
Why You’ll Love This Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bliss Balls Recipe
- They’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup without any processed sugar.
- All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
- There’s no baking required.
- They’re a healthy way to satisfy your sweet craving.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Oat Flour: You can substitute with additional almond flour, coconut flour, or a gluten-free flour blend. Be sure to use gluten-free oats. You can quickly grind your oat flour from rolled oats in a high-speed blender.
Almond Flour: You can substitute with additional oat flour, coconut flour, or a gluten-free flour blend
Almond Butter: You can use natural peanut butter, creamy peanut butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or a natural nut butter of your choice.
Maple Syrup: Use artificial or pure maple syrup. Honey, agave syrup, date syrup, or coconut nectar can be used instead. Or use the liquid sweetener of your choice.
Chia Seeds: You can omit or replace them with flax seeds (ground), hemp seeds, or sesame seeds. I like to use white chia seeds to lighten the color of the cookie dough. But they taste the same as black chia seeds.
Vanilla Extract: You can omit or replace it with almond extract, maple extract, or coconut extract.
Mini Chocolate Chips: You can omit or replace them with chopped dark chocolate, dark chocolate chips, carob chips, or cacao nibs.
How to Make My Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bliss Bites
Step 1. Blend the Ingredients
Begin by adding all the ingredients except for the mini chocolate chips into your food processor. Blend on high until all the ingredients are combined and a large ball of dough forms.
Step 2. Add The Chocolate Chips
Add the mini chocolate chips and pulse several times until combined.
Step 3. Scoop and Roll Bites
Form the dough balls with either a small cookie scoop or by scooping the dough by hand. Then roll the dough in the palms of your hands until smooth ball forms.
Vegan Cookie Dough Bites Recipe Notes
Dough Consistency: Check the dough consistency by scooping a small amount and rolling it in your hands. If it’s too dry, you can add a bit of maple syrup or almond milk. If it’s too wet, you can add more oat flour.
Suggested Add-ins: Some delicious options to add in include dried fruit, medjool dates, trail mix, ground flax seed, and chopped nuts. You can also break them up and serve them in your favorite ice cream.
Increase Protein: To increase the protein, replace several tablespoons of the flour with a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Use vegan vanilla protein powder for best results.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites
- 3/4 cup oat flour
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- Begin by adding all the ingredients except for the mini chocolate chips into your food processor. Blend on high until all the ingredients are combined and a large ball of dough forms.
- Add the mini chocolate chips and pulse several times until combined.
- Form the dough balls with either a small cookie scoop or by scooping the dough by hand. Then roll the dough in the palms of your hands until smooth ball forms.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for several months.
These were awesome!! I’ve been looking for healthier snack options and this was perfect ❤ Can’t wait to try the cottage cheese ice cream next 🙂