No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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After I came home from our Aruba trip, I had to make something with my Vita-Mix.  I just had to turn on the beast.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

It had been 3 whole weeks and my hearing had normalized so any sane woman would turn her Vita on at 2am after being awake for 24+ hours if she was apart from her beloved appliance for 3 weeks, right?

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

I looked around the kitchen and my vat of coconut flakes and coconut oil were calling out to be used.

jar of coconut oil and tub of coconut flakes

If you like cookie dough, infused with the flavors of coconut, these are for you.  The coconut flavor is present, but not overpowering, and I love the combo of coconut + cookie dough + chocolate.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

And if you “don’t like coconut”, well, try it again. You’ll come around. I sure have over the years.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BitesAnd if you still don’t like coconut there’s just more of these for the rest of us. Fine by me!

For the non-cocnut fans, you make these non-coconutty raw vegan chocolate chip cookie dough balls instead.

And for the coconut lovers, enjoy the recipe.

 

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No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients:

2/3 c cashews (unsalted, and raw if possible)

1/4 c coconut flakes (unsweetened or sweetened)

2 tbsp oats (whole, rolled not quick cook)

3 tbsp agave or maple syrup (or combination)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp coconut oil (optional, and if using it and batter gets too wet after adding, add a pinch more dried coconut flakes, oats, or cashews and re-blend)

 

1/4 to 1/3 c chocolate chips or chunks

Yields: approximately 16-18 bites

Directions:

First add cashews, coconut flakes, and oats to Vita-Mix or food processor and grind into a fine powder.  Then, add the agave, vanilla extract, and coconut oil, and blend again.  Finally, the chocolate chips and either stir in by hand or barely blend/pulse until incorporated.  Retain some texture to the chips or chunks.

Remove the dough and form into cookie bites.  If dough is soft or hard to work with, refrigerate/freeze for 20 minutes prior to forming into bites.

Optional Ideas:

After the bites are formed, drizzle them with dark or white chocolate by melting 1/4 c dark/white chocolate.  With a spoon, drizzle chocolate over the top of the bites (see here for an example) Or, dip each bite entirely into chocolate.

Add dried coconut flakes to each bite by rolling them in coconut flakes at the end.

Dust finished bites with cocoa or carob powder.

Store the dough bites in refrigerator or freezer.

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Pop a coconut cookie dough bite, or four, as a snack.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BitesA snack that happens to be vegan, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and that you can make in 5 minutes.  I promise they don’t taste “healthy” or “healthified” even though that description made them sound like they may.

Or eat them as dessert.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on green plate

At 4am after a long night out.  Or for breakfast with coffee.  Mmm, good.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on green plate

Or really just any time the Cookie Dough Monster comes calling.  Which, for me, is quite frequently.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on green plate I store all my bites and balls in the freezer so that I have a wide variety and assortment of different flavors on hand, at all times.  Freezing has no effect on the taste, IMO.  Major blessing. My grandma used to keep about 17 different types of cookies in her deep freeze in Folger’s Coffee cans and I suppose raw vegan cookie dough bites in the freezer is really just a new variation on her very old theme.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on green plate

That way if I am feeling like No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough balls

or No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough

No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough balls

I can just pop of few of whatever flavors I want rather than having to make from scratch at a moment’s notice and you know how it is when you get that sudden craving!

Now I can add coconut flavored dough to my recipe arsenal.  An to the freezer.  That makes me happy.

Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BitesI am also adding this recipe to my Coconut Recipes post so if need ideas for how to use Coconut Oil or Coconut Flakes, I’ve got plenty of suggestions with photos there.

As well as to my No Bake/Raw Dessert Balls & Bites compilation post with photos, too.

I’m glad you liked my last post, Powder, and the product reviews.

Questions:

1. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?

Making, and eating, these coconut and chocolate chip cookie dough bites ranked right up there.

As well as enjoying the sunny, albeit cool-ish, weather.

blue sky and palm treesAfter being in Aruba for 3 weeks, 70F and no humidity in San Diego feels cool.  Spoiled, yes.

And I went and did something fun Saturday afternoon.   More on that in my next post.

2. Do you like coconut flavored things?

I never used to like coconut but as time has gone on I like it more and more.

Now, I can’t really “taste” coconut oil in recipes the way I used to be able to about five years ago.

In fact, I have come to adore coconut oil in desserts.  Or for roasting veggies.

But raw vegan coconut oil chocolate is a favorite of mine.

raw vegan coconut oil chocolateChocolate recipes using coconut oil trumps using it for veggie-roasting in my book.

 

3. Favorite kind of cookies or cookie dough?

Fill me in and inspire me to create something else!

P.S. If you’re just catching up on posts from this weekend, here are mine since Friday:

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  1. This is an older post but I was looking for sugar free desserts and this popped up. I love everything on this blog but need a small sabbatical from sugar right now.

    These came out so good! I used a few drops of stevia and left out the maple/agave syrup. I used unsweetened coconut and a little extra coconut oil. I did add the 72% TJ pound plus chocolate that has a little sugar in it, but not enough to count for me. :) We will be enjoying these today, because I’m sure they will not last much longer than today.

    1. So glad that you enjoyed these and that they came out so well for you! And yes, it’s a small batch and they do go quickly :) LMK if you try any other recipes!

  2. Three weeks without your blender?! I was without mine for a week when it broke & I thought I was going to die!

    I am a huge coconut lover & toffee lover and those cookie dough bites look ah-mazing! Unfortunately, there’s too many carbs in them for this gestational diabetic. Maybe I’ll try them after the baby’s born.

    Now the coconut oil chocolate… THAT I can have! And I think I will! ;)

  3. Just made these for an afterschool treat for my 6 and 5 year old. They were a hit! My son said, “Cashews?! No way, mom. That means they are kinda healthy? We should call these ‘amaz-balls’!” Thank you so much for the inspiration. I can’t wait to try other flavors.

    1. thanks for lmk they were a hit! another popular blogger calls her raw treats amaze-aballs so that one’s already taken…haha :)

  4. Coconut flavoured things are my FAVOURITE!!! I love coconut scented things too!!!

    My favourite type of cookie/cookie dough is chocolate chip.

  5. Your No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites look delicious. I’m printing it off to make for my hubby. He ran out of your bars last night and the freezer is too full to fit another pan. So these will hold him for now.

    Hard to believe I haven’t though of keeping different kinds/flavours in the freezer at the same time. My mom and grandmothers used to do that with their deep freezer. Maybe I just need to buy a deep freezer ;)

    I LOVE coconut flavoured things. Can’t stand the artificial scent in sun screen though. Yuck!

    I’ve been craving cinnamon and ginger flavoured things lately. I modified your raw vegan chocolate recipe and did up a batch. Turned out pretty good. More like fudge than chocolate.
    Also been making berry themed items lately, but haven’t done berry balls. Not sure how that would turn out

    1. thanks for lmk you made the chocolate and hope you enjoy this latest recipe!

  6. YUM! I’ve been REALLY into coconut lately. Like, eating coconut butter out of the jar, lately. Coconut + chocolate in COOKIE form? Even better.

  7. Those look good. I bet they are really good straight from the freezer too. I’m weird about coconut. It depends on what it is in and how old it is. I’ll eat fresh coconut and coconut butter but when it comes to baked goods, the flavor can be off putting to me.

    My favorite kind of cookie would either be snickerdoodles or ginger snaps.

    Have a great night. :)

  8. Your ball recipes always make me wanna head straight to the kitchen – so yummy looking! you’re a genius!!

  9. Wow Averie! Perfect timing, I was just about to make some cookies for my snack this week. The ingredients are going in my proccesser as we speak! Love coconut almost as much as mint… :)

  10. Love the picture of the “No Bake White Chocolate and Mango Cookie Dough”!
    best thing I ate over the weekend… hm, probably Chocolate-Cookie-Dough-Pancakes infused with peppermint oil :)
    I do love coconut!
    favorite cookie flavour… I do like ones that combine sweet and salty, and I do love chocolate chip cookies, and let´s not forget about oat cookies! well, why decide when you can make them ALL? ;)

  11. Haha! I love that you said your hearing has normalized over the past 3 weeks that you haven’t been using the Vita! I use a regular blender and just recently started using my husband’s massive aviation ear protection when blending, lol!!!! I know I probaby look retarded but that’s fine, it doesn’t hurt my ears!

    I love coconut but try not to eat it, which can get a bit difficult in Hawaii where I have access to fresh coconut at all times! Having just said that, yesterday I made your no-bake peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough balls with, umm, coconut flour. I might’ve even enjoyed one crumbled and mixed into my overnight oats this morning. I might be trying these balls too at some point. They look delicious!

  12. Awesome job, these look fabulous! I’ve gotta try them. And the No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough look amazing too.

    1. Went to an awesome food and garden fest.
    2. Yes!
    3. Dark chocolate and chocolate mint.