Healthy “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough” Balls

21 Feb

Feels like I’ve been gone forever. But we’ll get into all that another time. Right now, we’re talking healthy treats.

I am a woman who likes her sugar. Especially dessert. Dinner just doesn’t feel “done” without dessert. If I don’t get that little something sweet, I end up combing the kitchen, nibbling everything in sight in a desperate attempt to satisfy that craving, which NEVER works. Ugh.

I am also a woman who’s mother had a problem with “raw” cookie dough, which I believe fueled my seemingly constant need to spoon-lick and pinch-taste.

Everybody wins with this recipe. It’s healthy. It’s protein-packed and fiber rich. No raw eggs, mom, relax. And, most importantly, it’s sweet and oh-so-satisfying without any of that pesky guilt!

 Healthy “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough” Balls

  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup oat flour (to make: put oats in food processor or vitamix, pulse 3ish times, then let run until flour-consistency)
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbs chopped almonds
  • 2 Tbs straight-up Peanut Butter (no sugar, salt, or any other garbage that does not belong in delicious, delicious nut-butters)
  • 2 Tbs raw honey
  • About ¼ cup almond milk (pour slowly, this is just for consistency!)

Dump in a bowl or Kitchen Aid (if you’re like me and can’t be bothered to hand-mix things). Mix it all together until you’d swear it was really regular cookie dough. Ball it, chill it, eat it. Makes a lot, so you know, try to limit yourself to 1-3. Store in air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Ah, now that’s how a meal should end!

‘Night!

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