No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Last Updated on July 22, 2022 by Kayla Berman

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are an easy and delicious vegan dessert recipe! Made with gluten free ingredients, perfectly sweet, and covered in chocolate … these cookie dough balls are soft, fudgy, bite sized, and eggless – which makes them completely safe to eat. Trust me, your family members will not be able to keep their hands off this sweet treat!

chocolate coated cookie dough balls in a jar on a white background, one has a bite taken out of it

A vegan, no-bake dessert recipe for cookie dough lovers…

Some of my earliest memories in the kitchen include baking with my mom. We didn’t make anything fancy, just good old boxed brownies or vanilla cupcakes … but no matter what it was, I can almost guarantee to you that I was licking the spoon. And if there was a cookie dough tub in the fridge I was definitely sneaking bites when mom wasn’t looking!

With these chocolate chip cookie dough bites I finally don’t have to be secretive! It is raw cookie dough that is meant to be enjoyed as is. My childhood dream come true! Plus the best part is that this cookie dough requires only 7 ingredients, is incredibly easy to make, and is a healthy dessert option. It is the solution to all your cookie dough cravings!

Ingredients needed…

Chocolate chip cookie dough bites are made with all wholesome, simple ingredients! They are gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free … making them one of my most allergy-friendly recipes. Almost anyone can enjoy these bite-sized sweet treats!

  • Cashew Butter: Cashew butter is the base of this edible cookie dough recipe. It provides a neutral taste and creamy texture. You’ll need 1/2 cup!
  • Pure Maple Syrup: The sweetener in this recipe is pure maple syrup. It is a refined sugar free option with a rich & delicious flavor. 1/4 cup is perfect.
  • Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract helps to add that classic chocolate chip cookie flavor here. Add 2 tsp!
  • Chocolate Chips: You will need chocolate chips in both the cookie dough itself, 1/4 cup, and the outside coating, 2/3 cup. Semi-sweet mini chocolate chips are my favorite here! If you need a dairy free option, this is my go-to.
  • Coconut Oil: A little bit of refined coconut oil is melted with chocolate for the coating. All you need is 2 tsp!
  • Almond Flour: The use of almond flour in this recipe makes it completely gluten free! It also helps to avoid the issue of raw flour that comes with regular flour. Add 1 cup.
  • Salt: Lastly, add 1/2 tsp of salt to the cookie dough to balance out all the sweet.
closeup shot of salted chocolate chip cookie dough bites on a brown parchment paper  background

Edible Cookie Dough Bites ingredient swaps…

Here are a few easy ingredient swaps you can make to this no bake recipe! Just make sure to not change too many, as I can’t guarantee the end result will be the same.

Cashew Butter: Cashew butter can be replaced another nut butter of your choice. Peanut butter or almond butter would both work!

Chocolate: I used semi-sweet chocolate in this recipe, but it could easily be replaced with dark chocolate. Or even white chocolate chips!

Maple Syrup: I do think maple syrup is the best liquid sweetener to use here … but others like honey or agave should work too.

How to make No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls…

This no-bake dessert is incredibly easy to make! You simply mix the ingredients, roll into balls, dip in chocolate, and store in the fridge.

Detailed Steps:

Step 1: In a large bowl combine the cashew butter, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract until smooth.

Step 2: Next add in the dry ingredients – almond flour and salt.  Combine evenly and stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 3: Roll the cookie dough into small, about 2 tsp sized, balls.  You should be able to make 20-25 balls.  Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet or large plate and place in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes – 1 hour.

Step 4: Then work on the chocolate coating.  Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a double boiler on the stove over low heat.  Or add them to a small microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals into melted completely.

Step 5: Remove the cookie dough balls from the fridge and coat in the melted chocolate. Top with flakey salt & enjoy!

a pile of cookie dough bites and a knife with cashew butter on it on a tray with parchment paper

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this no-bake dessert recipe safe to eat?

Yes, absolutely! These edible cookie dough bites do not contain raw eggs or raw flour. This makes them perfectly safe to eat!

Do I need to chill the cookie dough before rolling into balls?

Yes, I recommend chilling the cookie dough before rolling into balls. It makes the dough much easier to work with. Plus it makes the dough a little more solid for the chocolate dipping!

closeup shot of chocolate chip cookie dough bites in a jar with a bite taken out of one

Can I skip the chocolate coating?

Totally! These cookie dough balls will still be super delicious without the chocolate coating.

How can I enjoy this Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe?

My favorite way to enjoy this easy dessert recipe is just as is. I keep a stash in the fridge and just pop one out whenever my sweet tooth hits!

You could also add these on top of ice cream or smoothies. Yum!

Storing this easy dessert…

Store this recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for 1-2 weeks!

no bake dessert balls on a tray with salt and chocolate chips around them

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If you make No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites or any of my other recipes I would absolutely love to know! Tag me @wellnessbykay on Instagram, so I can see and share your recreations!!

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chocolate coated no bake cookie dough balls in a jar on a white background

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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are an easy and delicious vegan dessert recipe! Made with gluten free ingredients, perfectly sweet, and covered in chocolate … these cookie dough balls are soft, fudgy, bite sized, and eggless – which makes them completely safe to eat. Trust me, your family members will not be able to keep their hands off this sweet treat!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 25 Cookie Dough Balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale

Cookie Dough

Chocolate Coating

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the cashew butter, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Next add in the dry ingredients – almond flour and salt.  Combine evenly.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Roll the cookie dough into small, about 2 tsp sized, balls.  You should be able to make 20-25 balls.  Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet or large plate and place in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes – 1 hour.
  5. Then work on the chocolate coating.  Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a double boiler on the stove over low heat.  Or add to a small bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals into melted completely.
  6. Remove the cookie dough balls from the fridge and coat in the melted chocolate.
  7. Top with flakey salt & enjoy!

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