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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Please note: I have only made the recipe as written, and cannot give advice or predict what will happen if you change something. If you have a question regarding changing, altering, or making substitutions to the recipe, please check out the FAQ page for more info.

Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.