We can all agree cookie dough is the greatest creation known to humankind right? Yes? Good.
There’s something about the combination of a creamy base with morsels of cookie that can send tastebuds to another dimension. I don’t know about you, but my top ice cream flavour ever is cookie dough. I wish I could say something more refined like pistachio, but no. Cookie dough is life.
When I’m feeling like a little something during a busy day at work, I love to snack on raw bliss balls. They’re nutrient rich, easy, and super filling thanks to the nuts. So when I set out to create my own bliss balls, there was only one flavour I had in mind: cookie dough.
My Raw Cookie Dough Delights aren’t as naughty as normal cookie dough treats, but they certainly bring that cookie dough flavour. Swapping out cookie chunks/chocolate for cacao nibs was an obvious choice since I’m trying to make good snack choices, and their bitterness is a welcome taste given the sweetness of the dates and maple syrup.
These are quick and easy to make, and the mixture is generous with how many balls you can make. You’ll be set for a good week of snacking if you don’t eat them all at once!
If cacao nibs are too bitter for you, then feel free to use vegan chocolate chips instead, or simply chop up some dark chocolate. There are no rules when it comes to desserts—you gotta do what you gotta do to get your fix.
However you end up making these, be sure to share the results on Instagram with the hashtag #thehungrypiggy so I can take a look! Let’s indulge together.
Raw Cookie Dough Delights
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs
- In a food processor, mix nuts and oats until fully combined.
- Add dates and maple syrup and process until you have a moldable mixture.
- Remove dough from processor and place in a large bowl. Add the cacao nibs and stir until combined.
- Using your hands, take a little mixture at a time and roll into balls. These can be as small or large as you like.
- Freeze for a few hours then serve.