No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites
Some days I want warm gooey cookies, fuzzy blankets, and steaming cups of hot cocoa.
Others call for quick bites, minimum preparation and healthy snacks I can take on the go.
The problem is, carrots and hummus just don't satisfy my psyche. An apple can't fill the cracks in my soul. And flax crackers, well - they're birdseeds in wafer form.
And I'm not a bird. Its science.
Cut to my relentless quest for a low-maintenance snack with some personality. The Wendy Williams of nibbles, if you will.
Loaded with protein, healthy fats, fiber & that nostalgic peanut butter cup flavor, plant-based snacking never felt so right.
Prep time: 10 miN
Total time: 15 min
Makes: 15 Bites
1 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked in warm water for 5-10 minutes
2/3 cups rolled oats
3 Tbsp natural peanut butter
3 Tbsp powdered peanut butter
1 Tbsp ground flax or flax meal
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
splash of non-dairy milk
Add the pre-soaked & drained medjool dates into a food processor and pulse until a thick chunky paste forms.
Now add in the oats, peanut butter, powdered PB, ground flax and sea salt and pulse on high until a sticky mixture forms that is nearly uniform in texture.
Finally, add in the dark chocolate chunks and pulse a couple of times to break the chunks down into smaller pieces, leaving some larger chunks intact. If the mixture is too dry, add a splash of non-dairy milk until is it able to be rolled into balls.
Roll into about 15, 1-inch bites.
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5-7 days or break the bites into chunks and layer into my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Blizzard recipe to take things to a whole new level of mouth-watering. ENJOY!
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