No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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Growing up I loved Heath bars.

In candy bar form

Two Heath Candy bars

 

In Blizzard form

Heath Blizzard from Dairy QueenOne summer I think I slurped down my weight in Heath Bar Blizzards, horrible dairy intolerance reactions and all. It was worth it.

But since I don’t plan to raid Dairy Queen for a Heath Bar Blizzard anytime soon, and because I love cookie dough, I came up with today’s recipe which satisfied my toffee cravings.  I think it will do the same for you.   C’mon, cookie dough, chocolate and toffee. What’s not to love?

No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on cake stand

 

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No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients:

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

1/3 c dry oats

3 tbsp agave or maple syrup (or combination)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 c chocolate chips

1/4 c toffee bits

Yields: approximately 16-18 bites

Directions:

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

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.

Dust finished bites with cocoa or carob powder.

Add dried coconut flakes to each ball by rolling them in coconut at the end, or adding 1/4 c dried coconut to the dough.  Increase agave/maple slightly if dough is too dry.

Store the dough bites in refrigerator or freezer.

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Pictures of the Process:

Ingredients needed to make No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BitesBags of Heath Bits and Chocolate Chips

Cashews + Oats.  Grind into powder

Cashews and Oats in blenderGround up Cashews and Oats

Add agave/maple and vanilla extract to the cashew/oat powder and blend again.

Agave and Vanilla added to blender

Dough. You will know when your dough is the right consistency because it just looks like it’s going to stick together without being too wet or too crumbly.

Mixed up dough in blender

Add Chocolate Chips + Toffee Bits and do a light and quick blend or hand stir.  Don’t pulverize the goodies.

Toffee Bits and chocolate chips added to blender

Dough is ready

Dough in bowl with spoon

Form into bites

No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites formed into balls on cake stand

Close up of No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

And Enjoy!

Cake stand with No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Side of cake stand with No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

The little crunchy toffee bits combined with the dark chocolate chips are perfect in the chewy, raw, doughy bites.

No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on plate with toffee bits and chocolate chips

Close up of bites on cake stand

Bites on cake stand

When is cookie dough ever a bad thing?

No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on cake stand with more on plate in background
Never.

Close up of No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites on stand with bites on plate in background

Don’t forget to check out my previous Cookie Dough recipe for No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites on white plate

And there’s also my Dessert Balls & Bites Post Showing about 20 of my Balls & Bites Recipes from Raw Vegan Donut Holes to Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls.

Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

Including my original Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough from over 18 months ago, which is where today’s recipe was derived from.

Close up of two Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls in container

From my last post about Sandwiches &  ‘Shrooms, as predicted mushrooms are a love ’em or hate ’em food.  But I was surprised to hear how many of you really love your shrooms!

And glad you liked my creative twist on “bread” sandwichesGotta think outside of the gluten box.

Questions:

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

These Toffee Cookie Dough Bites rank right up there but I got together with a friend and it was great.  Stay tuned.

2. Do you like Heath Bars or Toffee?

Yes, clearly!

3. Favorite mainstream candy bar?

If you rattle off some favorites, I can put them into dessert recipes.  Not necessarily just into raw dough bites, but into other cooked recipes like brownies or cookies, too.  I am thinking Butterfingers, Snickers, Mounds Bars, Laffy Taffy even.  What should I try next?

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

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  1. Eeeeek! I’m swooning other these Averie! Love love love toffee. Those Heath bar baking bits are SO good in cookies but I never thought to put them into a cookie dough ball before! Love it! I’m craving toffee now lol

    1. I think you would love these – they’re a spin off on my original raw/vegan choc chip cookie dough balls but with toffee. I had bought this bag of heath bar toffee bits for something and I literally need 1/4 cup and the bag was lasting me…forever…..and that’s when I decided to make these :)

  2. These look absolutely delicious! I love toffee, but never thought about incorporating it in this way. All of your cookie dough balls look so yummy. I can’t wait to try.

  3. Could you come uP with a sub for sour patch kids – aka my favorite candy ever!!!! I’d be eternally grateful

  4. Ha! I love the picture with all the un-balled dough in the plate with a spoon. I feel like an appropriate caption would be: dig in

  5. I LOOOVE toffee but haven’t really thought of it in a loooong while since really changing up my diet! But these little babies look soooo good, I just might have to make them soon. Thanks for the great recipe and idea!

    I will say that my favorite mainstream candy bar is snickers. All the caramely, peanuty, chocolaty goodness. But staying on a healthy side of my need for sweets, your recipes have defintely given me the satisfaction that I need!

  6. ohemgeeee – I’m so hungry right now, and this is not helping! :)

    I’m sort of weird, but I really had a thing for almond joys – In fact, this weekend I was kind of thinking that I needed to figure out a raw recipe for them. Or… you could do that for me! Please and thank you :)

  7. Great recipe. :-)

    I am such a dork. I made some vegan toffee this morning specifically to have on hand to make these bites later in the week.

    In case anyone is curious, it was actually quite easy:

    In heavy bottomed pan, I combined equal parts sugar and Earth Balance. Heated and stirred often over medium heat. When it hits 285 degrees, it’s ready (used my kitchen thermometer to check). If you don’t have a kitchen therm, just look for it to hit toffee color, or maybe slightly lighter to account for carryover cooking. Pour it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment, let it sit and cool.

    It was my first time making toffee of any kind, and it looks and tastes great. Don’t miss the dairy one bit.

    1. I have made vegan toffee before and it’s pretty easy…just boiling sugar + vegan butter (as long as you plan to just have it get rock hard and crumble it.)

      If you want soft toffee, breaking out a candy thermometer and being much more precise is required. But for baking purposes, making it isn’t too bad. The dishes are awful though! Rock hard sugar everywhere stuck onto everything!

      1. Ha, I don’t think I’ve ever had soft toffee. Only the kind that endangers dental work ;-)

        Yeah, the dishes could be bad. Thank goodness for parchment, and I washed up everything else immediately, which def helped.

  8. Holy doughballs…I think I love you!!! These look so fetching good!!!!!
    Love the plate with the ribbon too, very cute ;)

    1. toffee is just sugar and butter boiled and hardened; you can skip the butter and use fake butter but if you boil it all, you will create toffee. you can then add it to a recipe if not having the trace amount of dairy is something you don’t want.

  9. Oh yeah, I remember Blizzards – thank goodness I was to young to care about the calories in them! The Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites look divine, awesome job and thanks for the recipe! Great pics with the new dishes.

    1. Not too much with yucky weather, saw a movie and went to the mall.
    2. Yes, love the crunchy sweet texture.
    3. Reese or anything with nut butters and dark chocolate. Or dark chocolate and mint.

  10. The best thing I ate this weekend? I made Angela’s cookie dough blizzards with your raw vegan cookie dough ball recipe! Sooooo good!

    1. Oh and my FAVE candy is Snickers. Oh and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but you already have some pretty awesome recipes that look good for that.

  11. Oh my gosh, SO good! I lovedddd Blizzards back in the day. I think Butterfinger Blizzards are next – those were my favorites!

  12. YES YES YES!!! thank you so much for posting this! haha, such a WONDERFUL idea! :)

    <3333 heath bars!

  13. Mmm…you always have the best recipes:) My fam still raves over the choc covered vegan oreos…I want to try this one asap!

  14. I’m not sure I’ve had a Heath bar. Crazy, I know. I do like toffee, though, and those dough balls look amazing! I’d love it if you could make Milky Way or Butterfinger dough balls.

  15. I just bought a big bag of cashews so I’ll have to try these out!

    ps. Made your spring rolls with peanut sauce….BOMB!

  16. Love Heath bars. And seriously, when is cookie dough ever a bad thing!? Well, unless you’re using raw eggs and you’ve got a sour one, but really, other than that, never. How about adding these to some coconut ice cream. I think that would be heavenly. Great recipe!

  17. I’m not a huge Heath bar fan, although I love toffee. These balls look great — and they look super adorable on your new plate with the ribbon!

    My favorite mainstream candy bar would have to be Snickers. I just love those!

  18. Heath Blizzard was my first blizzard and will forever be a fond memory! I used to love 3Muskateers. I am a fan of nougat!

  19. Yum, These all look delicious. I need to make myself some ASAP!

    Best thing I ate this weekend, Bri & Wild Mushroom pizza.

    I love toffee. Has anyone ever hear the term Brickle Bit? Thats what we called it in my house growing up. My fiance though I made it up.

    And my favorite candy bar is 3 Musketeers.

  20. Those look fantastic! I love that raw cookie desserts are just like eating cookie dough! I do like toffee, but only every once in a while. I’m not so much a chocolate girl, so wasn’t ever a big fan of the bars. I like the gross sugary candies :)

  21. Have you ever made haystack candy?! I feel like you’d love it…you melt butterscotch chips, stir in the crunchy chow-mein noodles and Heath bar bits, then drop them in little piles on wax paper. Ohmygoshsogood. Reminds me that I haven’t made them in WAY too long!!

    Favorite mainstream candy bars are Hershey’s and Reese’s. Simple for me!!

  22. YUM! Toffee dough balls sound soooo good! I love toffee, well, any candy really, LOL.

    I also don’t think I can pick a favorite mainstream candy bar; I like soooo many! Kit-Kat’s, Whatchamacallit’s, (sp?), Hershey’s bars with almonds, Nestle Crunch, Take Five… so, so, so many. :lol:

  23. AWESOME new recipe, averie!
    and thanks for the detailed photo tutorial…fyi, never think that the info you provide is “too basic” – as a novice in the kitchen, i appreciate seeing what the “dough” should look like at various stages of the prep process, for example. and, of course, your photography is great quality!
    fave choco bar ever? crispy crunch. i think it was the first choco bar i ever had in my life (didn’t get a lot of them as a child, but it’s an early memory) and still can’t be beat!

    1. if i dont post it, then someone writes to me with 17 questions so it cuts down on how many email replies i have to do too :)

  24. Toffee is one of my all time favorite things. I love the buttery salty sweetness. I’m going to have to get in my kitchen and make a batch of these…..YUMMMM!!!!

  25. We don’t have Heath bars in Canada, but I have tried one before while in the US. We have Skor, which I think is similar.

  26. Oh my gosh, these look GREAT! Definitely foresee making these in the near future :). Also love the ribbon plate!!

  27. Dang. I loved heath bars too. I could never decide between peanut butter cup, oreo, and heath blizzards. My favortire christmas candy was always the toffee too.

    I bet you could just smooth thes and make them into bite-size bars if you are lazy like me and don’t want to make them into balls. Not the prettiest presentation that way though.

  28. Best thing I did over the weekend: I slept in on Saturday. It was because I didn’t feel well, but…I SLEPT IN! :-)

    I love toffee!

    Favorite mainstream candy bar would have to be a Kit Kat or a Snickers. Oh yummers! :-)

  29. This is fantastic. I love making these. Thank you for delectable recipe. This would be a delicious and healthy treat for me and my nephew. He’s 2 years old now. Thank you Averie…:) You look great in the photo as well…:)

  30. Mmmm, Averie! Those toffee bites look good!

    Your blog is the second one I’ve read recently that’s mentioned… DQ Blizzards (Oh She Glows is the other). Angela made a healthy Blizzard (banana soft serve + cookie bites). Have you thought about trying that with all the de-lis-cious cookie bites and treats that you post? :-)

    xo

  31. Awesome! Very cute plate and ribbon. Love the ball recipes; gotta get to making some tomorrow (lemon or peanut butter “cookie dough” — decisions, decisions).

  32. I have to admit that I was never a fan of heath bars. However, I have ALWAYS been a fan of toffee (go figure!). Either way, these are an incredible take on your cookie dough bites. Love seeing how you find so many ways to switch them up!

  33. I love the plates in the background! It really blends well with the balls. Your presentation is amazing :)

  34. Omg, those look amazing. You could even crumble a couple into some banana soft serve. Yummmmm! Looove toffee, but don’t eat it too often. In fact I haven’t had a candy bar in so long. My favorite is probably snickers. Or something else with peanuts and caramely-ness… Mmm

  35. I seriously want to reach through the screen and grab one of these. Or ten of these.

  36. How do you store your dough balls? How long do they keep? They look great! But i could never eat them all in one day, lol

  37. Oh my gosh, nothing NOT to love here. I am a toffee fiend too!
    My fave candy bar back in the day was the oft-ignored and -forgotten Whatchamacallit :P

  38. Wow, those look tasty! Best thing I ate this weekend was my buckwheat bake! Not a huge toffee or candy bar fan.