Nut Butter Cookie Dough Bites, Balls, or Bars
Makes approximately 15 small bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 10 minutes
1 ½ cups of gluten-free oats
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons of smooth nut butter of your choice (almond, peanut, cashew, sunflower seed, etc.)
¼ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup almond meal or almond flour
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
2 tablespoons mini vegan dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate
1. In a high-speed blender or food processor, blend the oats until a fine flour forms.
2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and beat with a hand mixer or whisk until smooth. Add the almond flour or meal if using, oat flour, and salt and beat again until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Alternatively, use a food processor.
3. Roll the dough into small balls (about the size of 1 tablespoon). If chocolate chips fall to the bottom, press them back into the dough when rolling. Place the finished bites on a plate or pan lined with parchment paper.
4. Freeze the bites for 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm. Store the bites in the freezer in a freezer bag for quick and easy snacks!
Notes: If the dough is too dry, add a splash of dairy-free milk until desired texture is reached.