There’s something ever so naughty about cookie dough. Perhaps it’s because you know that you should just put it ALL in the oven, but resisting the urge to eat half the raw mixture is about as easy as a week long juice cleanse. Or maybe it’s because you’re one of those people who likes to pick the cookie dough chunks out of their Haagen Dazs (pardon our French) while no one is looking.
Either way, there’s some very negative connotations around the stuff, but I’m happy to tell you that you CAN have your cake (well, cookie dough) and eat it. My raw cookie dough bites are made of only four ingredients, are super easy to make and are incredibly delicious. And GUILT FREE!
They’re also pretty good for you too – they are packed full of fibre, good fats, antioxidants and slow-release energy. So whether you need a grab and go brekkie, a post workout boost, an accompaniment to your afternoon cuppa or a post dinner treat, these little bites are just the ticket.
- 1.5 cups dates
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup porridge oats
- 4 tbsp cacao nibs (swap for dark chocolate chips if you prefer)
First, blitz the cashew and oats in a food processor until they form a flour (it doesn’t matter if the cashews aren’t ground super fine as this gives the balls a nice little crunch).
Add the dates and blend again until the mixture is all stuck together. Put the mixture in a bowl and fold in the cacao nibs. Roll the mixture into balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Love, Mrs H xx