Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls (Vegan, Paleo)

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These Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls make a wonderfully delicious, quick, easy, and healthy snack. They’re dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, vegan and could be made nut-free. 

I’ve always had a major sweet tooth. One thing that has helped me tremendously to shift my poor snacking habits and move away from commercial candy bars is having healthy homemade treats available at all times. Bliss balls are among my favorite go-to’s since they’re really quick and easy to put together. You just mix or pulse all the ingredients together, roll into balls, and enjoy! Minimal cleanup and also no baking involved!

These chocolate cookie dough balls are extremely delicious and make a filling and energizing snack when that 3 pm slump sets in. They’re sweetened with pure maple syrup, which is a natural form of sugar and minimally processed. Maple syrup contains higher levels of beneficial nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals than refined white sugar. In other words, it’s a much better alternative, but it’s still a form of sugar and should be consumed in small amounts.

The added coconut flour and cashew butter help balance blood sugar levels thanks to the healthy fats and fiber. If you don’t have cashew butter available you can use almond butter, peanut butter, or any other nut butter you have available. Sunflower seed butter is another great choice if you’re looking for a nut-free option.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Raw cacao is made from un-roasted cacao beans, the same beans cocoa is made from, but since it is un-roasted all of the living enzymes remain intact. As a result, raw cacao improves blood flow, reduces inflammation, helps prevent premature aging, improves your mood and lowers insulin resistance. Stay away from conventional chocolate bars that are full of sugar and processed ingredients, instead have raw cacao when you are in the mood for a chocolatey treat.

By Camryn Goldstein

Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls (Vegan, Paleo)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Servings: 15

Ingredients

Cookie Dough
1 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup cashew butter (or other nut/seed butter)
1/4 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Coating
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Pinch of Maldon sea salt

Instructions

  1. For the Cookie Dough: Throw all ingredients in a bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Roll into balls, place on a parchment paper lined baking dish, and store in the freezer or fridge to firm up while you prepare the chocolate coating
  2. For the Chocolate Coating: Melt coconut oil over low heat if it’s not liquid. Remove from heat and add the cacao powder. Stir until smooth and no lumps remain. Add the maple syrup and stir to get an even chocolate mixture
  3. Assemble: Take out the cookie dough balls from the freezer, dip them into the chocolate coating, sprinkle with sea salt, and place back on the parchment paper. The chocolate sets quickly since the balls are chilled. Repeat the process a second time if desired for a thicker chocolate coating. Return back to the freezer or fridge for about 10 minutes for the chocolate to firm up. Store leftovers in the fridge for about a week or the freezer for months. Enjoy!
For the Cookie Dough: Throw all ingredients in a bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Roll into balls, place on a parchment paper lined baking dish, and store in the freezer or fridge to firm up while you prepare the chocolate coating For the Chocolate Coating: Melt coconut oil over low heat if it’s not liquid. Remove from heat and add the cacao powder. Stir until smooth and no lumps remain. Add the maple syrup and stir to get an even chocolate mixture Assemble: Take out the cookie dough balls from the freezer, dip them into the chocolate coating, sprinkle with sea salt, and place back on the parchment paper. The chocolate sets quickly since the balls are chilled. Repeat the process a second time if desired for a thicker chocolate coating. Return back to the freezer or fridge for about 10 minutes for the chocolate to firm up. Store leftovers in the fridge for about a week or the freezer for months. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 136; Total Fat: 9 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 37 mg; Potassium: 34 mg; Carbohydrate: 12 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 7 g; Protein: 2 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 0%; Vitamin A: 0%; Iron: 7%; Calcium: 1%

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