Chocolate Chip Snack Bites – NO dates needed for these lower sugar, no-bake snack bites! Nut-free, gluten-free, and very little added sweetener.
Cookie Dough Energy Bites
I made these the other day when I was craving chocolate, which is an everyday occurrence.
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.
Molasses….the underused sweetener
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 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!
Looking for more no-bake treats? Try some of these!
Chocolate Chip Snack Bites (Date-Free)
- 1 1/2 c oat flour
- 1/8 t sea salt
- dash cinnamon or pie spice optional
- 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
- 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!
I used these ‘cleaner’ chocolate chips, which I really enjoyed, and they only have two ingredients: cocoa butter and cane juice.
Some of the items I use for this recipe include: