Today’s post features the recipe for Cookie Dough Balls from The Savvy Cook. These no-bake cookie bites are about has healthy as you can get while still tasting like indulgent cookie dough.
One of the last things I did before heading out on my week long road trip last Sunday was whip up a batch of these cookie dough balls for easily snacking in the car. I’ve made these bites 3 or 4 times now since they can be made in less than 5 minutes and involve ingredients I usually have on hand. The original recipe calls for making a date paste ahead of time and then just throwing it all into a bowl and mixing together but I prefer to throw all the ingredients (except the chocolate) into a food processor and let that do all the work. The results are a much finer oat which I think gives these bites even more of a dough like texture. I also like to flatten them out like small cookies but keeping them in ball form is also an option.
This recipe comes from Izy Hossack’s The Savvy Cook which came out last month. If we are being honest, a ton of vegetarian cookbooks came out this spring (including mine!) so I was surprised to make such a connection with this one. Izy’s cooking style is super similar to mine in that it is very veg heavy, she uses miso often as a flavor boosters, and her recipes are easily to prepare. I’ve made several from her book already but the two I keep coming back to are this recipe and her cauliflower mac and cheese which has you pureeing blanched cauliflower into the cheese sauce for a healthy twist on the comfort classic. Besides the recipes being approachable and delicious, the photography is stunning and I find myself flipping through the pages for inspiration on the daily. All in all, if you are a vegetarian and feeling a little stuck in your weeknight meals, pick up this book!
In other news, I’m back to the routine today after the road trip and it’s going to be a busy week. I put off a lot of things because I knew I was going to be away last week so I have 7 interviews for Vegetarian Heartland this week on top of catching up on everything. The one this afternoon is for Heritage Radio which I am extra stoked about – I’ll make sure to post a link at a later date if it turns out well!
Cookie Dough Balls recipe below:
Cookie Dough Balls
- 3 tbsp nut butter
- 3 dried dates pitted and soaked for at least 30 minutes
- 1 tbsp brown sugar packed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 4 tbsp whole-wheat flour
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor and blend until well combined.
Transfer to a small bowl and mix in the chocolate chips.
Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into balls and place on a plate.
Enjoy right away or let stand for 30 minutes to dry them out a bit before transferring to a sealed container. Store in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.