Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

I love chocolate.  I love chocolate with peanut butter even better.  What I don’t like is all of the junk you find in products that pair the two.  I am always looking for healthier ways to enjoy the combo, so when the kids asked to go to the store for a cookie, I took it as an opportunity to make some peanut butter cookies (well the best part of the cookies – the dough!)

The kids barely let me get in a picture before they gobbled them up.  They didn’t seem to mind that they weren’t loaded with processed ingredients and loads of sugar.  I like that I’m getting some extra protein and healthy fats from the nuts in this recipe, something that you can’t say about regular peanut butter cookies.

You can even omit the sugar from this recipe if you want it less sweet, or omit the chocolate if you prefer just plain peanut butter cookie dough.

MAKES 8 BITES.


INGREDIENTS
– 1/2 cup raw cashews
– 1/2 cup oats (gluten-free if you want)
– 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
– 1 Tbsp. agave (or maple syrup, or brown rice syrup)
– pinch salt
-1 tsp. vanilla
– 1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips, optional


DIRECTIONS

1. In a food processor or high-powered blender, pulse the cashews and oats until they have a fine texture.
2. Add in the peanut butter, agave, and salt.  Blend.
3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Measure out using a cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) and roll into a ball.
5. Store in the fridge, if they last that long!

 

Published by

Running with Veggies

I'm a plant-based distance runner and mother of two young girls. I enjoy making healthy recipes and experimenting with food. I also love to garden, so you will see many seasonal recipes that use what is currently growing in my backyard. I have a HBSc. in Nutrition and a Doctorate in Education and this background provides me with the skills necessary to pursue my passion - educating others on healthy eating. I don't count calories, so you won't find any nutritional information in my recipes. However, I strive to make each recipe healthy enough to fuel you and your family through the day.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s