Have you ever bought pre-made cookie dough?
I certainly have- in fact, when I was a kid I pretty much had an addiction to it.
Picture this: my mom brings home a roll of cookie dough from the store on Monday afternoon.
It’s gone by Tuesday morning.
Now granted, my sisters did help me quite a bit on finishing the cookie dough off. But if given the chance? I would’ve finished the whole thing in about 5 seconds flat. With a glass of milk. And probably a bowl of ice cream on the side.
Why yes, I most certainly was a sugar-addict as a child.
Pre-made cookie dough is the best. Not only because it’s a super an easy treat to just grab and go, but roll it in balls and pop it in the freezer and you’ve got the perfect treat for anytime.
These peanut butter cookie balls are basically the healthier version of my favorite type of cookie dough. Peanut Butter. (Okay, that’s a bit of a lie… all types of cookie dough are my favorite. Peanut butter’s actually one of three! ;))
They’re made with whole ingredients and are vegan, dairy free, and oh-so-healthy.
Plus, they’re completely satisfying. Over the past week, I’ve been pulling the container out of my freezer, slicing one in half, and indulging totally guiltlessly. And believe me when I tell you, sometimes half a cookie bite is all you need.
They’re that good.
Move over high-tess cookie dough. These cookie balls are healthier, more peanut-buttery, and provide zero chance of over-indulging! 🙂
Peanut Butter Cookie Bites
- 3/4 c pitted Medjool dates (about 12 large dates)
- 1/4 c unsalted peanut butter
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- 2 tbs flax seeds
- 1 tbs agave (or honey)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
Add Medjool dates to a food processor and process until roughly chopped. Add peanut butter, oats, and flax seeds and process until a dough had formed (fully combined). Toss in cinnamon and add caulks extract, sea salt, and flax seeds. Blend again until combined. Roll into small balls (about 1 inch wide) and store in the freezer. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 14-16 peanut butter balls)
Nutrition information calculated for 14 cookie balls. If you choose to make 16, the nutritional information is as follows: 84 calories, 3g fat, 16g carbs, 2g protein.