Healthy No Bake Cookie Dough Bites

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Yes, you read that title right.  Healthy no bake cookie dough bites.  Such a thing does exist!  Who doesn’t love cookie dough?

Cookie Dough

These are sinfully good even with no refined sugar.  These no bake cookie dough bites may just be the most delicious things I have ever made.  It gets even better.  They only take minutes to make.  You could just be minutes away from popping one of these babies in your mouth.  I am drooling just looking at the picture.  These would go great with a glass of my Homemade Almond Milk.

Healthy No Bake Cookie Dough Bites

Healthy No Bake Cookie Dough Bites

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Healthy No Bake Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Throw the almonds and oats in the food processor and blend into a fine powder.
  • Then add dates and continue to blend. 
  • Lastly, add the water, a little at a time until a paste like dough forms. 
  • Roll dough into little balls and place on a lined baking sheet. 
  • Put into the fridge to get the dough to firm up a bit.  Eat and enjoy!
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138 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Cookie Dough Bites

  1. Wow! I made the cookie dough bites with the almonds and rolled oats tonight! They are wonderful! Even my husband asked for another! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  2. I made these today with sunflower seeds that I had on hand and they turned out delicious!!!! Great recipe and easy to make. They taste like real cookie dough!

    1. There is an app on my phone called my fitness pal, which also has a website. It has a function where you put in all the ingredients and number of servings and it will tell you the complete nutritional count for a given recipe. I don’t use it often enought, but it’s there.

      1. I have that on my phone and haven’t used it since I quit processed sugar. I am not sure how accurate the calorie counts are for homemade foods. Everyone uses different ingredients. It’s great for prepared foods, because you can scan the labels.

    1. Do you have any kind of chopping machine? A strong blender would work. So would a magic bullet, but you would have to blend each ingredient separately and then combine together. If you have none of those, you can probably cut the dates with a knife and then mash them, but I am not sure how you would crush the oats and nuts.

      1. The only blender I have is a smoothie maker. I guess I need to update my appliances! Maybe a food processor for my birthday… These no bakes sound great! Glad I found your blog.

          1. I’ve gotten a lot of my appliances for half price and practically new off of craigslist. Especially appliances you’re not sure you’ll use often. Now that I know I love juicing, I might splurge for something new when my $65 investment breaks down, and I didn’t spend $150 on it to find out!

      1. I liked them alright, I wasn’t wowed by it. I wonder if it had anything to do with using steel cut oats and a blender rathern than a food processor. I also cut the recipe in half since it was just me trying it out. I was able to get 10 cookies out of it. The calorie count estimated at 36 per cookie, just in case someone is interested. I could tast a hint of sweetness, but nothing like other cookies. Is that how it should have been? I’m going to try them again another day. Maybe add more dates for sweetness. I love that they are healthy and easy to make. I appreciate all your posts and exposed pieces.

        1. Maybe it has something to do with the blender? I have got nothing but great feedback from this recipe so I am sorry to hear you were not wowed. Did you use medjool dates? Maybe it was the steel cut oats. I am not sure.

          1. I used Sun Date Pitted Dates. I didn’t even realize I got the wrong dates. However, I am happy to say, my 3 year old decided to try it and he liked it. I’ll definitely be trying it again once I get the correct ingredients. I know eveyone has loved them, so I was disappointed mine didn’t turn out. I definitely believe it was my error somewhere. Have a great Wednesday.

          1. I just tried them again with Medjool dates, rolled oats, and all prepared in my new food processor. Results… DELICIOUSNESS!! Glad I tried them again with all the right stuff. :)

      1. Thanks! I think I’ve only had dates once and I feel like they were bacon wrapped and grilled maybe (I did not cook them). They were yummy. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

  3. What are cacao nibs?? Your picture looks like you put chocolate chips in yours. What brand do you use that you feel are “healthy”?? :)

    1. cacao nibs are pure chocolate with no sugar. They give a bitter taste that cuts the sweetness and also a good crunch. If you wanted to use chocolate chips, look for grain sweetened chips like Enjoy Life chips or carob chips. Both can be found in most grocery stores. Cacao nibs are found in health food stores.

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  5. I made these yesterday. I think I’m gonna need a new food processor if I continue to food process dates lol. My 15 year old machine seemed to get a little weary when the dates went in. These were very good, and I just ate two for breakfast :). My super picky kids…my son ate part of one I sliced off for him and said it was “ok” but didn’t want more. My daughter ate a whole one, but didn’t want more. I may have better luck with your new Nutella bite since she loves Nutella, and neither one of my kids even like oats. More for me!

  6. I just found your site a few days ago and I have already made five of your recipes for my family (4 kids, husband, and me); we have LOVED everything. These and the quinoa pesto are the favorites so far! Any plans for a cookbook? I have never had this much luck with one site! Thank you so much!

  7. I will make this recipe again and again! It couldn’t be easier, was fun for my 4-year old to help with and tasted great. Thank you!

    1. You’re welcome! I just made them myself. This time I added 1 tsp crushed vanilla bean and it was heaven! I highly suggest trying it. My daughter helps me too. She is 3.

  8. How many ounces are those 10-12 dates? There were only chopped dates available at my grocery store so I’m wondering how many cups/ounces that would be. Thanks! :)

    1. Maybe 1 cup chopped dates? I would start with that and see what the dough looks like. If it seems crumbly, you can add more. I would think it’s somewhere between 1-1 1/2 cups. I would love to know for others who may try chopped dates.

  9. I just made these but I might of added to much water. I just put it in the fridge to see if the “dough” would firm up a bit. I used medjool dates and I have to say that when I tasted the dough it was amazing with a spoon. LOL! It is so sweet and yummy. I don’t have a food processor but am going to buy one this week. I have a vitamix and although I love it, I think a food processor would be easier to use on some recipes as well as chopping things up.

    1. So glad you liked them! If you add too much water, you can always add a bit more oats to help soak up some of the water. I have both a Vitamix and a Cuisinart and I have to say that the Cuisinart is so much better for recipes like this. The Vitamix is great for smoothies though.

    1. I think it will. I think a reader might have already tried it. You might need to add a tad more water. Please report the results!

      1. I just made these and they are delicious! I made a half batch and added about 1-1/2 T of cocoa powder and a bit of vanilla extract to the 1/4 cup water. I didn’t even need to add the chocolate chips! Yum!

        1. Awesome! Glad you liked them! Last time I made them I added 1 T crushed vanilla bean and it made them taste even sweeter! I highly suggest trying it sometime!

  10. I have to say I was hesitant to try these because I’ve never tried dates before, but gave it a shot since the reviews were good. These are super easy to make and i’m pleasantly surprised how delicious they are. Next time i will add vanilla, that sounds awesome. I plan on making the mint chocolate ones tomorrow! yumm!

    1. Awesome! I was hesitant to make anything with dates until a I saw a recipe for Raw Snickers Bars that used dates as the caramel. I always assumed dates were like raisins. Turns out, they are nothing like raisins. I was hooked the moment I first tried one. If you are ever craving something sweet, try a date filled with almond butter. Yum!

  11. We’ve made these a couple times & they are delicious! This last time instead of water I added a sliced banana. It turned out amazing!

  12. Is there a substitution you recommend for someone with almond and cashew allergy?
    Thank you for any suggestions :)
    Julie

  13. I have almond flour already. Could I use that instead of putting almonds in my blender? What do you think the exchange should be, instead of using 1 Cup of raw almonds use how much almond flour? I am excited to try this recipe especially based on the review feedback. I would appreciate your response because, I want to take a delicious and very healthy treat to a family dinner. Thank you.

  14. I am in the market for a food processor and wondering what you use? I want something to make the yummy looking recipes you post (lara bars, these no bake cookies, etc..). Thanks!!

  15. I had all these ingredients so decided to try these when I saw them pop up on Facebook again. Holy cow! What a treat. I could probably eat the whole pan! I am amazed at how delicious these are with only a few pure ingredients. Ever think of doing a peanut butter chocolate chip one? I will have to Try the Nutella next.

  16. Hello, I’m new to your blog- we just bought an ice cream maker so I was googling whole food ice cream recipes and found you.

    Do you have a post about or thoughts on what to substitute for the almonds? I’m allergic (try to avoid all tree nuts actually).

    Thank you :)

    1. Sure! You can sub sunflower seeds. Many readers have done that and they say it works great! You will love homemade ice cream! I have several great recipes if you are interested. :)

  17. These are amazing.. I had to use some almonds that I bought that had a tad of honey on them. Not much at all, but that has given these a great twist.. SO yummy..

  18. Hi, I have everything but the medjool dates. The dates I have on hand are pitted Tunisian Deglet Noor. Is there a big difference in dates? Whats so special about the medjool dates?

    1. My mother-in-law is Turkish and she says the medjool dates are the best. They are also larger. You can use another kind of date, but you may need to add a few extra. Please let me know how they turn out with your dates. I would love to be able to tell others.

  19. How much larger are the medjool? Are they like double the size? Trying to estimate how much extra of another kind to use.
    Also, It won’t let me print the recipe. I have an apple computer could that be it? The print button won’t work.

    1. I have no idea why the recipe won’t print. I have never had an issue with that before. I don’t have a mac and am not very familiar with them. The medjool dates are about double the size I think.

  20. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time and see that you use dates a lot. Do the dates have an important role in all the recipes or do you use them simply because you like ‘em? I don’t really like dates, I find them super sweet and it’s not the kind of sweet that I like :(

    1. I often use them as a sweetener. They do usually play an important part in many recipes. You can try subbing out a different dried fruit if you like. Apples or apricots maybe?

      1. I can tell you from experience, that there really isn’t any substitute for dates in these types of recipes, particularly the Larabar style bars and balls. I have had some success substituting up to half with another fruit, but eliminating the dates entirely does not have the best results.

          1. Agreed! Dates are a must for me too…especially in my morning oatmeal and Italian biscotti (dig/date/anise and chocolate). Yum!

  21. I just found your site today and I LOVE it! I need to start eating healthier and feeding my family better (we eat way too much processed food and junk) so I am super excited about your blog. I am pinning so many recipes :) Quick question–are rolled oats the same as old fashioned oats?
    Thanks so much!!

  22. Awww man! I *finally* found Medjool dates but am reading in the comments they’re typically found by raisins. The ones I found were in the produce section, refrigerated. Think they’ll work for this? If not…any ideas as to what I can use them for? I’ve been so excited about your recipes containing them that I got two packages!

  23. Just made these and they are cooling in the fridge.. But of course I had to eat a couple scoops while forming the balls. Delish!! the dough was super sticky.. Is that normal? I used some coconut oil on my hands to help but should i have added more water?I did them in my Vitamix (which I was nervous about) and they turned out great. Although a pain in the booty to get out of the bottom of the canister! This was my first experience using medjool dates, and won’t be my last.. Just the right amt of sweetness.. Next time I will make sure I have the chocolate chips on hand too! Thank you!!

    1. I’m glad you like them! The dough is very sticky. Usually I wet my hands slightly so it’s easier to roll them into balls. They should firm right up in the fridge.

  24. Thanks for this & all your great recipes.
    I’ve made these a few times now, adding raisins or cranberries, hemp or sunflower seeds. Great snack, but addictive:)

  25. I loved these!! Simple and easy. I’m a big ‘dough’ fan so you couldn’t make me more happier:-D I’m going to blog about it on my website! X

  26. I made these yesterday & I really like them! I had 2 for breakfast this morning with my coffee – scrumptious & filling! I added some semi-sweet chocolate chips into the mixture & it was perfection. I can’t say it really tastes like cookie dough, but I like the taste anyways! I will be making these again sometime!

  27. These are delicious! I used cashews instead of almonds, but will definitely make them again and again! I also used a small cookie dough scoop instead of rolling them with my hands. Next up- no bake snickerdoodle bites!

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