Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

This recipe has me really excited!

Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - When you're craving cookie dough, make this healthy version that tastes like the real thing! Ready in 5 minutes & so easy!

If you like cookie dough as much as I do, I know you will love these little doughy balls.

The beauty of this recipe is that because they are vegan (and gluten free) so you don’t have to worry when eating raw cookie dough.

Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - When you're craving cookie dough, make this healthy version that tastes like the real thing! Ready in 5 minutes & so easy!

MY OTHER RECIPES

Well, the only worry is that these little cookie dough bites are good.  A little too good.  Ahem.

Tip:  You can make them in batches and store extras in a tub in the freezer and take out a handful at a time.

Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - When you're craving cookie dough, make this healthy version that tastes like the real thing! Ready in 5 minutes & so easy!

Or don’t store them in the freezer...

And just go to town on them right away

Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - When you're craving cookie dough, make this healthy version that tastes like the real thing! Ready in 5 minutes & so easy!

Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - When you're craving cookie dough, make this healthy version that tastes like the real thing! Ready in 5 minutes & so easy!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (gluten-free, soy-free)

They taste just like real cookie dough, except they’re raw, vegan, gluten-free and healthy. They freeze wonderfully so consider making a double batch and stashing a dozen in the freezer for when your cookie dough cravings strike!

Ingredients:

2/3 c raw cashews
1/3 c oats
2 Tbsp Agave
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup (Omit and use Agave to preserve true Raw Status if you care)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 c Chocolate Chips (or to preserve true raw status, take 2 Tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder and add 1 Tbsp Agave, optional dash of vanilla extract, whisk and blend.  Spread into a thin layer on wax or parchment paper, freeze.  Take frozen chocolate off parchment and crumble the shreds into the mixture as your raw “chips”.)

Directions:

Blend the cashews and oats in a Vita-Mix, food processor, or high speed blender until they’re a fine powder. Don’t overblend or you’ll wind up with cashew butter very quickly.

Add the agave, maple, vanilla and blend until incorporated. Be careful to just blend in short bursts and only until combined; don’t over-process.

Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.

Form into balls and serve. If dough is sticky, chilling it in the refrigerator or flash-chilling it in the freezer helps make it easier to work with.

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Step-By-Step Photos and Tips

Take Oats & Cashews and get ready to Blend in your VitaMix

After you have your Oat-n-Cashew Flour…

…To it Add the Agave, Maple, & Vanilla Extract

Blend Again

Tip for Vita-Mix Users: You know you have “The Right Consistency” of Dough when the dough starts to ball up like a tennis ball and bangs around from side to side in the canister. I have learned this through trial and error and wanted to pass along my wisdom.  Once you see The Ball (what I am talking about is in the above photo) start whipping around, Stop Blending. You have reached Perfect Dough Consistency Status.

Add the Chocolate Chips (or the Raw Chocolate Chips like I told you how to make)

Either Stir them in By Hand, of a 5 Second Blend in the VitaCookie (or Food Processor)

Transfer Dough Blob to plate or working surface.  Tip: If for some reason your dough was too sticky, gummy, runny, or unworkable, refrigerate for a half hour and you should be back in business.

Roll Into Cute Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls.  I yielded 17 Balls from this Recipe.  Clearly, not an exact science but that’s what I got.

The Pretty Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Pretty is nice.  But they are freakin’ amazing. I am not just saying that, either.

Optional Tweaks:
Add a dusting of cocoa powder, carob powder, or powdered sugar to the finished balls
Roll in raw cocoa nibs or shredded coconut
Rather than adding in chocolate chips, add raisins instead and add a dash of cinnamon to the batter for Oatmeal-Cinnamon-Raisin Raw Cookie Dough Balls
Flatten or mold into larger cookie shapes
Dehydrate for a more “cooked tasting” version of a chocolate chip cookie.  But gawd I love the raw dough taste so this is out for me!

Now I wanted to touch on about why this may be one of my best dessert recipes ever! For me, a recipe has to encompass many things if I am going to actually make it and then continue making it as it becomes a go-to favorite.

Some of those recipe elements include:
1. Easy.  The less steps the better.
2. Time Involved. If I cannot make the entire thing from walking into my pantry to grab the dry goods to the last dish is dried and put away 30 minutes later then I am probably not going to make it.  I have a life outside of the kitch, too.
3. One appliance. For me, this is my Vita-Mix.  For you, it may be your food processor. Dehydrated food is lovely, but it can be a lonnnnng wait and too much advance planning.  And also the amount of dishes involved factors in here too.  If you need a whisk, spoon, spatula, mixer beaters, Vita canisters, dehydrator screens, 7 bowls, forget it.  One Appliance Please.
4. Very simple and short ingredient list.  Nothing exotic.  Nothing too expensive to deplete your savings account.
5. Taste.  Must be excellent and if it’s a raw approximation of Something Else, it’s gotta taste like the Something Else it’s trying to be otherwise why bother. Just eat the Something Else or skip it entirely.  Unless I can make a raw approximation that is spot-on in the flavor department, I’d rather just not have it.

These Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls have all of items 1 through 5. And using the above as my criteria, the cookie dough balls are in company with these other Raw Vegan Desserts I have created that also encompass items 1 through 5:

Raw Vegan Donut Holes

Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes

Raw Vegan Apple Crumble


And All my raw baking tips that I just gave you in the recipe!  Now go make yourself some of these Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

366 comments on “Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls”

  1. This require a list!!

    1. Food – Nothing drives me more insane than roasted peppers/sundried tomatoes that have been bathing in a vat of oil. Your version looks so fresh!! Don't even get me started on the raw cookie dough balls. Seriously, don't ;)

    2. Mail – What a cute card from GC and a YUMMY box from Katie! That kind of mail is the best!

    3. Chanel – I'm in love with your bag! Chanel is my favorite designer ever. If I could dress myself in head to toe Chanel, I would.

  2. Cute C's ;) they never go out of style doll! Happy Friday!

  3. I love sundried tomatoes…That's great that you made them yourself! They are great for jazzing up almost any dish and add a lot of flavor as a topping!

  4. I loved this extra-long post! You inspire me to get a dehydrator. And you've solved my supper vegetable question for tonight, since I have all I need for the sprouts and asparagus dish.

    Your post on Mature Landscaping was so welcomed! Working to get some inter-generational kindness going on there. I posted a response on the site expressing thanks. Love you, honey! And love to the fam, too.

  5. I loved this extra-long post! You inspire me to get a dehydrator. And you've solved my supper vegetable question for tonight, since I have all I need for the sprouts and asparagus dish.

    Your post on Mature Landscaping was so welcomed! Working to get some inter-generational kindness going on there. I posted a response on the site expressing thanks. Love you, honey! And love to the fam, too.

  6. I loved this extra-long post! You inspire me to get a dehydrator. And you've solved my supper vegetable question for tonight, since I have all I need for the sprouts and asparagus dish.

    Your post on Mature Landscaping was so welcomed! Working to get some inter-generational kindness going on there. I posted a response on the site expressing thanks. Love you, honey! And love to the fam, too.

  7. Hello m'lady! I'm gonna pass the banana dahl recipe along to you, and I'm sure you can find some way to make it suit your needs :D

    http://www.recipezaar.com/Banana-Dahl-262257?scaleto=2

    RAOK.. hmm.. well the other day there was a man with a sign saying he was hungry and I remembered that I had packed some PB filled pretzels so I gave him the bag :) But then I was thinking that I wish I also had water too!! Pretzels can make you thirsty!

  8. Me again! I forgot to tell you how much I love LOVE LOVE your pink purse (my favorite color) and also ask you if that link to the acorn squash fries is correct because it isn't working for me? Although I do still need to catch up on your old posts so I'll probably find it when I get the chance to look through them. Gotta run out the door!

  9. you know how I know you are so amazing… look at teh great people sending you gifts because you deserve it and look at everyone leaving these nice long comments. Wonderful.

    Yeahh for little princess!!

  10. is that really a bubblegum pink hot tub on top of a pink house? I just died a little on the inside.

    those are such sweet packages :) I love GC and CCK! and you are absolutely right, RAOK make the world a better place.. so cliche, but so true!

    ah my hammies love that pose :)

    p.s. I went to an interview for the education program at my school. Apparently It's a really big deal.. interviews and applications, essays, yada yada yada.. very tedious! thats bureaucracy for ya!

    Enjoy your weekend love. Namaste!

  11. MMM! I may have to attempt to make those sundried tomatoes for my mama! She'd love 'em!

    This post is just full of goodness! :D

  12. Discontinuing Nectar Bars! No!

  13. Hi just found your blog and wanted to say hello from the UK. How wonderful are you with the random act of kindness

    You have covered my fave veg, cauliflower n broccoli and then a salad, YUM

    Taylor

  14. Averie, I've finally made it over to your blog after reading your comments on some of MY favorite blogs. I figured, a woman with good taste like that MUST be someone worth reading ;)

    And I was right! Thanks for the laughs (you are awesome for hoisting your hot tub!) and the yoga stretches! Looking forward to finally reading more :)

  15. Oh how I have missed thee. Nice post Averie. Hope you are well :)

  16. That is so great that your blogging buddies sent you treats! I am glad you feel the love we have for you from there! You are awesome Averie and we support you from all corners of the country : )

    I keep meaning to dehydrate some of my tomatoes. Buying them is so expensive!

    Enjoy the evening with your little princess! I'll be at home nursing sa serious headache : (

  17. I actually did not think this situation that way. I assume that there is a point in this. Pleased to be able to participate. Wish you good luck.

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  25. I love whipping up recipes like this in a flash. They are so good and so quick and just fix my sweet and salty craving in a flash. I love grinding up some pretzel bits and adding them to the batter for an extra crunch.

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