Cookie Dough Bites
I have seen raw cookie dough balls on numerous blogs, but never made them until this week. I really wonder why i waited so long because they are F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C and so easy to make!
This isn't your regular cookie dough....you don't have to worry about raw egg or preservatives that you can't even pronounce. This is much better tasting and so much better for you.
Its packed full of nuts, oats, dates and dark chocolate which together provides us with healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!!
They hit the spot when having a sweet craving and want a little something to satisfy it or give you a little boost of energy. You can switch up a few ingredients to make other dough flavours, for example replace chocolate chips for raisins and add cinnamon for an oatmeal cookie dough!!
These cookie dough bites would be fantastic in soft serve or ice cream!! This past weekend i watched Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and he was showing children where there ingredients for there sundaes come from. For cookie dough ice cream he mentions that an ingredient is added to the cookie dough to keep it soft and nice....this ingredient is made from feathers and hair. This is another good reason to make your own treats -- You know whats in them and there made from real food.
I am loving this treat these days. Loving food period. My husband and I are expecting :) We are very excited. The last few months took a toll on my appetite, but its back in full force and I couldn't be happier.
Adapted slightly from Love Veggies and Yoga
1/3 cup cashews, raw
1/3 cup almonds, raw
1/2 cup + 1/3 cup oats
6 dates, roughly chopped
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp sea salt
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 dark chocolate chips
1. In a food processor, blend cashews, almonds and oats until powdered.
2. Add roughly chopped dates and blend until very finely chopped.
4. Place small dollups of dough on a plate or roll into balls, then freeze until firm (1 hour). Serve immediately out of freezer or else they will get too soft.
Makes about 16 small balls.
Note: You can use all cashew nuts and your cookie dough will look even more light and fluffy. Also, these treats are soft and chewy right out of the freezer.
Cashew nuts are kidney-shaped nuts that are light in color, delicate in flavor and slightly spongy in texture. They belong to the same family as the mango and pistachio nut.
Cashews have excellent nutritional value. They are a good source of many minerals including copper, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. They have a lower fat content and a higher protein and carbohydrate content than most other nuts. The fat that they do contain is mostly from oleic acid, a monosaturated oil with known benefits of protecting against heart disease and cancer.
For nutritional information on the following ingredients please follow the link: dark chocolate, dates and oats.