Well folks, another summer has come to an end, and it looks like I only have thirteen summers left before my kids are adults . . . But who’s counting! Ok, I digress, but seriously, right after summer comes Halloween. It's just around the corner. During this upcoming candy crazy season, I love to give different options to have around. I’ve decided that now is the perfect time to share this delicious recipe for no bake cookie dough bites with sprinkles!
Just in time for the holidays and an easy after school treat. These edible cookie dough recipe is a protein-packed, no-bake treat you can share with the kids as they settle into the new school year, and they can be made even healthier by leaving out the sprinkles. But again, who’s counting! C’mon, they are sprinkles after all.
Why You'll Love Vegan Cookie Dough
- Edible Dough - Almost every kid I know loves to dive in and taste raw cookie dough. Problem is, eggs are usually an ingredient in most dough recipes. When uncooked, eggs may pose a salmonella risk. In this recipe, kiddos can help with this recipe without worry, because there is no raw egg, it's egg free and safe to eat.
- Protein Rich - Unlike traditional cookie dough, this is made of almond flour, a gluten free alternative to flour! It is packed with protein.
- Healthier Ingredients - Most cookie dough has brown sugar, melted chocolate, butter and sugar
- Less Mess - This requires no baking, that means no parchment paper, baking sheet, or raw flour to clean up!
What are the Ingredients of Healthy Edible Cookie Dough
- Almond Flour - a lower glycemic option to all purpose flour.
- Maple Syrup - a vegan alternative no refined sugar option.
- Coconut Oil - this type of oil contains high fatty acids, and is believed to boost fast loss and brain function. Some also believe it aids in heart health.
- Sprinkles (optional) - though not really in the healthy category, there are several better for you options. Some have no corn syrup and synthetic dyes.
How to Make Cookie Dough Bites
First, you'll want to dust off that stand mixer and use it! Cream together solid coconut oil, almond flour and maple syrup. Beat on medium speed, for about 1 minute until ingredients come together and are smooth. It will look like a smooth tan dough.
Then you'll need to form the dough into 1-inch balls. This is a great time to put the kids to work. I mean, give them something to do. These summer months are long and this is a fun activity for them. The next step is optional, but makes it super fun! Pour sprinkles in a small bowl. Then dip balls into the sprinkles, coating the entire outside. By the way adding vanilla extract may lead to a bitter flavor, so I don't suggest doing it. It really depends how much batter you have and what brand extract. But, it tends to be bitter, if those little ones get a hold of it and try it.
Now that you have these dough balls formed and sprinkled, you'll have to wait. Can you believe it? You're free to eat it, but this next step is worth the wait. Literally, the hardest part of this recipe is the wait. Not to worry, it's just half an hour before you and the family can devour these! Chill these dough balls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. They taste the best when chilled. You can make them into the perfect small bite size pieces for little ones too.
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- Make the balls smaller for a smaller treat experience. Sometimes the smaller the treat, the easier to control your kids treats. Although, sometimes not, just depends on you!
- Eliminate the sprinkles if you're wanting to make this a no refined sugar recipe.
- You can also substitute the sprinkles with some mini chocolate chips and just include it in the batter.
- You can add a little beat of peanut butter powder as well for a different flavor.
- Can you freeze these raw cookie dough bites?
- Yes, but make sure it's in a airtight container. The texture does change after prolonged freezin
- How long can I leave these in the refrigerator?
- One to two days.
- Is almond flour healthier than all purpose flour?
- Almond flour is a great alternative to flour. It's lower in carbohydrates, higher in protein, and is a bit sweeter. It's also great for those watching their sugar intake as it has a lower glycemic index than regular flour.
No Bake Cookie Dough Bites
- ½ cup coconut oil solid
- 3 cups almond flour
- ½ cup maple syrup
- Rainbow sprinkles
- In a stand mixer, cream together solid coconut oil, almond flour, and maple syrup. Beat on medium speed, about 1 minute until ingredients come together and are smooth.
- Form into 1-inch balls. Pour sprinkles in a small bowl. Dip balls into sprinkles, coating the entire outside.
- Chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve chilled.
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