Cookie Dough Bites {grain-free, vegan}

Soooo, I made these bites. 

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And then I made them again.

And now, I can't stop making them...

Soooo, you should all probably experience these as well! 

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I like to use one of my favorite almond flours -  Almond Pro. It's a high protein almond flour made with one ingredient - almonds

These bites are made with all good stuff - with a hit of dark chocolate to make them feel like a treat. The vanilla extract with the chocolate creates a chocolate chip cookie dough-like feeling and flavor. That is, without the butter, flour or eggs. 

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These are easy, fun and my new favorite treat... 

Cookie Dough Bites

(Makes 18-20 bites)

  • 10 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 3 heaping Tablespoons natural almond butter (I prefer unsalted & crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour, plus extra for rolling the bites in
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. In a food processor, blend all of the ingredients except for the dark chocolate chips. 
  2. Once the ingredients are finely blended and coming together, add the chocolate chips and process for a few seconds, just to incorporate the chocolate. (The mixture may appear crumbly but should stick together when you press it into a ball.)
  3. Roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls. Then, roll those balls in the extra almond flour, to lightly coat. 
  4. Store in an air-tight container for up to one week, or you can store in the refrigerator. 
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As always - real food tastes real good. :)