I created these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls because I wanted a healthy sweet treat for after dinner that tasted like a treat and not just another healthy bliss ball!
I was inspired by the last sweet recipe I posted for these Raw Chocolate & Raspberry Mini Lamingtons because they have the creamiest vanilla “cake” layer, made from cashews, coconut, vanilla and rice syrup, which reminded me of vanilla cookie dough! From there you can see how I got to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls 😉
Like most bliss ball recipes all you need is a food processor, some measuring cups and about 20 minutes.
In the recipe I suggest chopping the chocolate into “chips” in the food processor as an easy way to keep things super simple and save on washing up. But if your chocolate already comes in chips, or you prefer to chop your chocolate with a knife, then simply disregard that step.
Once you’ve blended everything together, simply roll the raw cookie dough into balls and chill until firm. Or not. If you can’t wait that long feel free to eat the balls at room temperature….or you can even skip the rolling step and just spoon it out of the food processor. I won’t tell anyone.
There isn’t too much else to say about these delightful little balls… they’re obviously raw, dairy, gluten, grain and refined sugar free. They’re completely plant based/vegan and full of nutritious whole food ingredients with a generous dose of fibre and protein to balance out the (unrefined) sugars present.
So next time you fancy something sweet but still mostly healthy, make these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls and let me know!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
Makes: approximately 20
Prep time: 20 minute Chill time: 20 minutes
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup rice syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate (ideally dairy free/raw/refined sugar free)
Break the chocolate into pieces and place in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes while you measure out the remaining ingredients.
Place the cashews in the food processor and pulse until you have chunky crumbs. Then set aside.
When the chocolate is chilled, place it into a food processor and pulse until you have a mixture of chunky crumbs and fine bits.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until the mixture is well combined and comes together. At this point it should look like a ball of cookie dough.
Roll spoonfuls of mixture into bite size small balls then place in the fridge to chill and firm up for 20 minutes.
Store these chocolate chip cookie dough balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.