Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls Recipe
by Analiese Trimber
1In a bowl, whisk together cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and sea salt until smooth.
2Fold in chocolate chips.
3Roll mixture into balls and store in the fridge.
Dessert Disguised as a Healthy Snack
When it comes to snacking on-the-go, we’d like to think we have a few tricks up our sleeve. Don’t spread the word too far, but the secret is making snacks that taste as much like dessert as possible, hence these double chocolate cookie dough balls! They’re sinful and delicious, but you’d never know they’re made with just a handful of healthful ingredients like cashew butter, cocoa powder, and organic maple syrup. With just 179 calories, 14 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams fat and 5 grams protein per ball, these double chocolate cookie dough balls will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you satiated for hours. They also make the perfect post-workout snack!
To keep these double chocolate cookie dough balls paleo-friendly, we opted for cashew butter instead of peanut butter. Plus cashew butter tastes like a cookie on its own, so it only made sense! If you happen to be nut-free, you can try sunflower butter for this recipe. All that’s needed in addition to your nut butter is some high quality maple syrup (yes, quality matters), vanilla extract, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and your choice of vegan-friendly chocolate chips. Look for a bag of chocolate chips that is over 70% chocolate and it’ll likely be vegan!
The preparation for these double chocolate cookie dough balls could not be easier. All you have to do is whisk all the ingredients together until smooth and then roll them into balls! Depending on what brand of cocoa powder you buy, you might need to sift it so there are no clumps in your mixture, but that’s it! This recipe rolled into about 12 double chocolate cookie dough balls, but feel free to experiment with size! You really can roll them any way you want.
Look no further for the perfect healthy, vegan-friendly and paleo snack that’ll make you feel like you’re indulging in dessert!