I know you guys are probably still drowning in Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, if you actually made them. If not, what are you waiting for? I finally finished our batch yesterday (yes, "I". The Bride.), and I am so happy about it. I just got an email from one of my Mom's co-worker, who made these with a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie wrapped around an Oreo. Brilliant!
The cookie dough balls I'm featuring today are a MUCH healthier version. They do not include an oreo, butter, even sugar! They are really, really delicious. I used them for dessert, and also for some great fuel before my workouts last week. They are only about 100 calories each, but really give you some good energy. And still have chocolate in them. Your kids will never know these are totally healthy (and took 5 minutes to make). Bonus!
Start with some cashews and oatmeal, and puree them together with salt in your food processor.
Pulse these ingredients until they are ground...
Next up, add in salt, flour, and chopped dates. Pulse until combined, then add in your sweetener. You can use honey or maple syrup. I think maple syrup gives them a rich, deep flavor.
When it starts to form a ball, you can remove the "dough" and add in your chocolate chips. Then roll them up into little golf balls. The perfect snack!
I enjoyed these even more than the Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, personally. They are not overly sweet, but still satisfy your craving. I'm not much of a sweets girl, so these were just about right for me! They keep in the fridge for a week or two. Enjoy!
NO BAKE COOKIE DOUGH BALLS
Adapted from Oh She Glows
- 2/3 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp regular oats
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 5 pitted dates, chopped
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3-5 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste
- 3-4 tbsp chocolate chips
Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non stick mat. In a food processor, process the cashews and oats until a fine crumble. Now add in the flour, kosher salt, and roughly chopped pitted medjool dates. Process until fine.
Add in the vanilla and pure maple syrup and process until the mixture comes together in a ball. Refrigerate and serve.