These cookie dough bites are the perfect snacks for your kids (or you!), and they’re very easy to make, vegan, and no-bake!
If you’re looking for the perfect snack or dessert, these no-bake, egg free cookie dough bites are great for the whole family! These bite size treats are delicious and nutritious!
Is it safe to eat these no bake cookie dough bites?
Yes, this egg free, no bake recipe is safe to eat for everyone! All ingredients are safe to consume without baking.
And, they taste just like raw cookie dough!
Garbanzo bean cookie dough (aka, chickpea cookie dough)
My secret little ingredient is garbanzo beans! This pantry staple is loaded with fiber and protein and the texture tastes just like cookie dough when you blend them up with oats. What more could you ask for?!
The protein and fiber combination in garbanzo beans is an excellent ingredient for balancing blood sugars too! Chickpea cookie dough for the win!
Low sugar cookie dough is possible!
Sweetened with just a little maple syrup, these cookie dough bites are a tasty low sugar option! I use almond flour as a blood sugar friendly option compared to all-purpose flour.
How to make no bake cookie dough bites
Add your oats and almond flour to a large food processor with the s-blade inserted. Process for about 1 minute, until a fine powder forms.
Add all of the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips and process until a batter has formed. It will look almost exactly look cookie dough at this point.
You may need to stop the food processor about halfway through to scrape down the sides of the bowl. The mixture will be thick, if it appears too dry, add 1-2 Tbsp of water. This will help the food processor to keep doing its job and not burn up the motor!
Then, transfer the cookie dough to a bowl and stir in your chocolate chips by hand.
Roll the dough into balls using a cookie scoop or Tbsp measure and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. This step is necessary to make the dough fluffy and round without baking! Enjoy!
You can store your cookie dough bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Mini chocolate chips
Feel free to use mini chocolate chips instead of regular in this recipe! Both sizes are equally delicious, but when you use mini chocolate chips the bites are a bit easier to roll together into chickpea cookie dough balls.
Make these cookie dough bites into almond flour oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
If you love these and want to make them into a cookie, just preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and add ½ tsp of baking powder and 1 egg (or flaxseed egg) to the original ingredients.
Add oats and almond flour to a large food processor with the s-blade inserted. Process for about 1 minute, until a fine powder forms.
Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips and process until batter has formed. Remember, it will look almost exactly look cookie dough at this point. Just as we did above, if the mixture appears too dry, add 1-2 Tbsp of water.
Once you’re ready to bake the cookies, scoop the dough 1- 2 inches apart on a parchment lined pan. You can skip the refrigeration step here since the cookies are going into the oven and will rise with heat and baking powder!
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Unlike the no-bake cookie dough bites above, the cookie dough in this recipe should not be consumed raw since we added in an egg!
Finally, bake the cookies or 9-10 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for 5-10 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Enjoy!
Other no-bake dessert recipes you may enjoy
Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
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- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup almond flour*
- 1 can low sodium garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Add the oats and almond flour to the bowl of a large food processor with the s-blade inserted.
- Process until a fine powder is formed (about 60 seconds).
- Add all of the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips and process until smooth and a batter has formed. It will look almost exactly look cookie dough at this point. (You may need to stop the food processor about half way through to scrape down the sides of the bowl. If the mixture appears too dry, add 1-2 Tbsp water.)
- Carefully transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Using a cookie scoop, or Tbsp measure, roll the dough into balls, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
So delicious & easy to make! It was also a forgiving recipe for me as I was low on oats, so I “packed” the almond flour and they came out perfect. Being 20 weeks pregnant, it’s nice to have a safe, edible cookie dough to get me through cravings!
Love these guilt free (well not if you eat as many as I do in one sitting, I suppose ☺️) cookie dough bites!! So yummy!! I make a few without chocolate chips for my 9 month old who loooves them!!
So easy, nutritious, and yummy! Very satisfying too. I used a blend of xylitol and erythritol with 2 tbsp maple syrup and all oats. Makes each of 30 chunks (I patted my dough out and cut chunks) 1 SP on Blue WW! 2 for 3 pts. Great base for trying new flavors! Thanks so much for this recipe.
These are the perfect mix! Just enough sweet with the chocolate chips to please even this chocaholic and my picky kids! ☺️
I’m eating one right now and will probably eat another 5 more before the end of the day. They are the perfect bites to satisfy my sweet tooth! Made my own almond flour by grinding whole almonds. Maybe next time I’ll add mini chocolate chips instead – more chocolate in each bite!
These bites are amazing!!! The toddler and I went through them in a weekend. Will definitely be adding them into our regular rotation!
Glad you posted today. Worked this wknd and didn’t see. Regular choc chips, yes? I have some Lily’s in the cupboard and will make this week! Thanks!
One of our favorite treats to make! Simple and delicious, something both myself and my toddler loves!
Fantastic recipe. As a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic, I am still learning so this recipe is perfect for me and my little one. A fun and easy way to eat cleaner, healthier and spend time together. These have been a hit in our home!
Loved the texture but would suggest adding swerve to sweeten just a tab and make the chick peas.
I made two batches in two days because my kids and I ate these up so quickly! These don’t taste like typical chocolate chip cookie dough, so if you’re expecting that you might be a little disappointed (like my husband was at first… I caught him snacking on them before bed though! Haha). We didn’t have almond flour, so I used all oats – I’m not sure how much of a flavor difference that made. I’m sure my kids will request I make them again soon!
I was craving some cookie dough but didn’t want all fo the calories..this hit all the marks. Easy to make, quick clean up, and everyone loved them—including very picky husband and toddler. Next time I am going to try adding raisins and some molasses to replace some of the maple syrup to make oatmeal raisin bites. We will definitely make these again. Great to snack on from fridge–especially when it’s 90+ degrees outside.
Just made my second batch! The first barely lasted a week! My kids and all their friend legit think these are a dessert, and I don’t want to correct them yet! Found this site as I was searching for Diabetic recipes after failing my prenatal glucose test. The recipes have totally helped me manage my glucose while not totally swearing off sweets. Thank you!
Hi Christine! so glad you’ve found the recipes helpful and have enjoyed the cookie dough bites!!
These are truly the best thing to come out of 2020!
So glad you liked them!
My daughter and I just made a second batch of these and yummy! The first time we made them I did not have the almond flour, I used oat flour and they came out very dry even after adding the two tablespoons of water. This time we made it with almond flour and it made all the difference in the consistency. My daughter is 10 yrs old and she kept asking me to make them again. She was the one that made these this time and she was so excited to be able to make them. These will definitely become a staple in our home in our journey to find healthier desserts.
Hi! What kind of oats? Old Fashioned, quick, etc…
Just regular old fashioned (rolled) oats!
Instead of a food processor, do you think I could use a Vitamix blender? Or a blender and then a potato masher? Thank you!
A vitamix blender should work just fine!
This is such a great recipe. I used a blender and they blended nicely. I used white cannenlini beans because that is what I had available in my pantry and they turned out great. I will be making again.
Hi Mary Ellen, I already have oat flour. How much would I use in place of the oats?
I would start with 1 cup oat flour and see how the texture turns out and if it needs more add more 1 Tbsp at a time.
How many bites or baked cookies of this recipe would you advise for someone who is looking to have these as a bedtime snack in order to regulate her blood sugar for the morning?
2-3 works well for most people usually!