No-bake vegan edible cookie dough bites, made with just five simple ingredients. There’s no flour, no butter, or oil. They’re naturally sweetened with dates and some vegan chocolate chips to really make them taste like edible cookie dough.
How to Make Vegan Cookie Dough Bites
Pulse the rolled oats into a powder using a food processor, the finer it is the smoother a texture you'll have. It could take a minute or so, depending on how powerful your food processor is.
Next add the dates, peanut butter, and vanilla extract: then puree until it turns into crumbles. This step doesn’t take as long as turning the oats into a powder.
Then add the water and chocolate chips. I add the chips at this stage so they will incorporate into the dough, if you wait until the end, a lot of them will just fall to the bottom of the container. Alternatively, you can transfer the dough to a bowl and mix them in by hand. After adding the water, blend the dough until it forms a big clump in the food processor.
If it’s not coming together then it’s too dry, add another tablespoon of water and try again. Scoop out a spoonful, using your hands compact it, and roll it into a ball with your palms. Refrigerate them until they’re firm and no longer sticky, about 45 minutes to an hour. You can also freeze them for 20-30 minutes to set up. I also tested with cashew butter, which was much drier than my peanut butter and didn't require any chill time to firm back up. Enjoy!
Tips for Making Edible Cookie Dough
- If your peanut butter is just peanuts, you might want to add a pinch of salt to the mixture when you add the dates and peanut butter.
- How much water you’ll need depends on how dry your peanut butter and dates are. If your dates are dry and firm you can soak them in water for 15-20 minutes, then drain and pat dry.
- Another tip is sometimes with natural peanut butter, the bottom of the jar is a little drier than the rest, so you may need more water. I needed 5 tablespoons for my vegan cookie dough bites, you’re looking for a consistency that will hold together well.
- Old fashioned oats for quick oats
- Peanut butter for cashew butter
- 2 cups of rolled oats can be substituted for 2 cups of store-bought oat flour, measure the flour by spooning it into the cup and leveling it off with the back of a knife. You may need to increase how much water you’ll need to get the right consistency. I needed 6 tablespoons of water for store-bought oat flour vs the 5 tablespoons of water from the recipe using old-fashioned oats (rolled oats).
No-bake vegan edible cookie dough bites, made with just five simple ingredients.
- If your dates are not soft, soak for 15 minutes, then drain. The date water can be used in the recipe when it calls for water.
- Using a food processor, pulse the oats into a powder.
- Then add the dates, peanut butter, and vanilla extract and pulse until it becomes crumbly and the dates and peanut butter are blended in.
- Then add the water and chocolate chips, and blend until the dough comes together. If the dough hasn’t come together in roughly 20-30 seconds then your dates or peanut butter might be too dry, add another tablespoon of water, and blend again. You don’t want to blend too long, the chocolate chips may melt, and that will be a bit messy.
- Take a spoon full, squish the dough together to compact it, then roll into balls using your hands.
- Then refrigerate until they have firmed up and are no longer sticky, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Or freeze for 20-30 minutes.
- I use natural peanut butter that is just peanuts and salt or sometimes just peanuts. Nut butter with added oils and sweeteners may alter the taste and texture.
- When testing with store-bought oat flour, the dough was drier and I needed 6 tablespoons of water.
- If your dates are not soft, soak for 15 minutes, then drain and pat dry.
- I use Deglet Noor dates
- Prep Time: 15 mins (+20 mins chill time)
- Category: snacks
- Method: food processor
- Cuisine: american
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