These cookie dough bites are grain free, egg free, incredibly easy, and ready in under 10 minutes. Perfect for a quick snack or dessert!

My husband loves cookie dough with his whole heart. Whenever I make cookies I’m constantly pushing him out of the kitchen because I know he’ll eat all the dough and we won’t have enough left for very many cookies. Too few cookies is a very real problem, friends.

He’s already a fan of my No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls and No Bake Chocolate Cashew Cookie Balls which have a similar texture to cookie dough, but I wanted to create a treat that’s truly designed to taste like cookie dough. And of course I kept it to just a few ingredients!

For this recipe you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):

  • Almond flour
  • Nut butter
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips or chunks

To make these easy cookie dough balls, stir all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Now you can of course enjoy this delicious dough as is after combining ingredients if you like! No need to roll that dough into balls if you’re just wanting to face plant in that dough right then. I won’t judge you.

If you do want to complete the recipe though, roll dough into 1-inch balls.

Spread balls on a parchment paper lined plate or 9×13 baking sheet and refrigerate for a few minutes until firm. Then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.

What nut better is best to use?

You can use any nut butter you like. Peanut, almond, and cashew butters all work especially well!

Can you use a seed butter like SunButter?

Yes! Just use it the exact same way you’d use the nut butter in this recipe.

Can you use coconut flour?

Please don’t. Whenever I share a recipe with almond flour I receive questions about using coconut flour instead. While I do enjoy coconut flour, it absolutely cannot be subbed for almond flour (or any flour) at a 1:1 ratio. It is incredibly absorbent so it can make your food dry and crumbly when not used correctly. I recommend sticking with the almond flour in this recipe.

Are these dough bites paleo?

Yes, these are paleo if you use a paleo nut butter and chocolate chips.

Are these dough bites vegan and dairy free?

Yes, these are vegan and dairy free if you use maple syrup and vegan chocolate chips.

How to meal prep with these

I love these dough bites for meal prep. I know they taste decadent (and like a cookie!) but the ingredients are completely healthy! These dough bites are excellent for grab and go breakfasts, snacking, or desserts.

Make a double or triple batch and freeze what you won’t be eating in the next two weeks in an airtight container. I recommend separating the rows with parchment paper so they don’t all stick together. They’ll be good in the freezer for 3 months!

How to store these dough bites

Store the Grain Free Cookie Dough Bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Grain Free Cookie Dough Bites

These cookie dough bites are grain free, egg free, incredibly easy, and ready in under 10 minutes. Perfect for a quick snack or dessert!

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup nut butter, I use almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks

Instructions

  • Stir all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. (If using chocolate chunks give them a quick chop so they're not quite so large and will combine better in the dough.)
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Spread balls on a parchment paper lined plate or 9×13 baking sheet and refrigerate for a few minutes until firm. Then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

If the dough feels too wet, add more almond flour a little at a time until the texture is how you like it.
If as you’re rolling the balls they’re breaking apart and not sticking together, just add a little more nut butter and/or honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie dough ball, Calories: 88kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 53mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 1mg
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