No Bake Cookie Bites

  • Author: Somer McCowan
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


This recipe is reprinted with permission from The Abundance Diet Cookbook by Somer McCowan through Vegan Heritage Press.



  • 1/2 c. raw cashews, almonds or walnuts (or a combination)
  • 1/2 c. gf rolled oats
  • 3/4 c. pitted soft medjool dates (roughly chopped after measuring, packed into a measuring cup)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 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


  1. 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.
  2. With wet hands, press the dough into an 8×4″ loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Chill the dough until firm. Remove the parchment and the chilled dough from the loaf pan and cut into 1″x1″ cookie pieces.
  4. To make bear shapes: Instead of placing in a loaf pan, simply roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper until approx. 1/2″ thick. Cut into 3″ circles (should get around 10 cookies). Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and chill until firm.
  5. Decorate with homemade googly eyes, banana ears, banana nose with a dried blueberry and strawberry mouth.


These cookies keep nicely well-wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie Bite
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 34mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2.6g