This healthy, No Bake Cookie Bites recipe happens to be from a cookbook by one of my favorite people in the blogosphere, Somer of Vedged Out. Talk about culinary genius, this woman knows her way around the kitchen and understands how to make believers out of plant-based foods. Her Moxarella recipe is enough to bow in awe, resounding a “We’re not worthy” chorus.
This is the perfect book for anyone who is looking for “a great 28 day plan to reinvent their health, lose weight, and even discover the power of plant-based foods”. You can access the 4 week menu plan here to help track your meals and get you back on track to a healthier lifestyle, making it super easy for you to get control of your health and still have fun with the kiddos over eating good-for-you food! Plus you don’t have to worry that they you are feeding them any of the bad stuff; every recipe is made just for you and your kid’s health in mind.
- ½ c. raw cashews, almonds or walnuts (or a combination)
- ½ c. gf rolled oats
- ¾ c. pitted soft medjool dates (roughly chopped after measuring, packed into a measuring cup)
- pinch sea salt
- ¾ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. nondairy chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp. agave nectar or pure maple syrup
- In a food processor, throw all of the ingredients in. Process until finely crumbled. Continue processing until the mixture starts to hold together into a mass. If your mixture seems dry, add water 1 teaspoon at a time until it adheres.
- With wet hands, press the dough into an 8x4" loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
- Chill the dough until firm. Remove the parchment and the chilled dough from the loaf pan and cut into 1"x1" cookie pieces.
- To make bear shapes: Instead of placing in a loaf pan, simply roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper until approx. ½" thick. Cut into 3" circles (should get around 10 cookies). Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and chill until firm.
- Decorate with homemade googly eyes, banana ears, banana nose with a dried blueberry and strawberry mouth.
Want to make this recipe a little more fun and creative? Why not take a couple banana slices, homemade googly eyes, a small strawberry slice, and a dried blueberry and now you have the cutest little bear cookies. Make it a fun project to assemble with your kids and watch what good eating looks like.
These No Bake Cookie Bites really are the perfect way to end a day when you need something sweet to finish off dinner and still maintain a healthy lifestyle. Each cookie bite is packed with almost 3g of protein and 2g of fiber. Not bad for dessert, wouldn’t you think?