I couldn’t resist sharing these delicious treats with you before the long weekend.
I made these the other day when I was craving some chocolate, which is an everyday occurrence, frankly.
Typically, I crave a treat soon after lunch, and because that’s when I tend to do my recipe testing, a lot of what I make ends up being sweet, thus killing two cookie dough birds with one stone.
Though I have multiple ‘cookie dough’ type desserts on this blog, this is the first one to be low in sugar and carbs…
I personally love the taste of molasses, so that’s my sweetener of choice in this recipe, but if you’re not a fan, maple syrup or honey would be delicious as well.
The addition of both olive oil and coconut butter gives these bites a creamy mouthfeel, contributing to a near animalistic urge to consume the entire batch before your husband or kids enter the kitchen, register the deliciousness that is developing, and proceed to demand their own portion.
Speaking of said family members, both of my girls really enjoyed these, and the hubs claimed, ‘these are the best cookie dough treats you’ve ever made!’.
I enjoy adding in a dash of cinnamon or pie spice, both of which pair very well with the molasses flavor, but that is optional.
However you make them, I think you will really enjoy these scrumptious treats!
These date-free chocolate chip bites are made with oat flour and a small amount of sweetener.
- 1 1/2 c . oat flour
- 1/8 t . sea salt
- 2 T . coconut butter (can use another nut or seed butter if preferred)
- 2 T . + 2 t. olive oil
- 4 t . molasses (can also use maple syrup)
- 1/4 c . applesauce
- 2 t . vanilla
- 3 T . chocolate chips
- dash cinnamon or pie spice , optional
- Mix the wet ingredients together first (coconut butter, olive oil, molasses, applesauce, vanilla).
- Stir in the oat flour, salt, and chocolate chips.
- Pinch off pieces of dough and enjoy!
Nutrition facts based on using molasses. WW SmartPoints: 3
Adapted from Divine Healthy Food
I used these ‘cleaner’ chocolate chips, which I really enjoyed, and they only have two ingredients: cocoa butter and cane juice.
Have a happy Memorial Day!