Vegan No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls and Heat
Y’all it is hot! I don’t know about you, but I am pulling twice a day showers over here! That’s how hot it is. Somehow or another, despite the heat blazing here on the coast, I am still craving chocolate. (I blame my gender). So when I came across The Happy Pear’s recipe for No Bake Vegan Cookie Dough Balls I was sold. Don’t have to turn on the oven? Count me in!
Now I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a skeptic at Vegan baking. Sure I own a “raw desserts” cookbook, but I have yet to actually use it. I suppose from an early age I was ingrained with the butter, eggs, flour, and sugar mentality. Put’em all together and what do you get? But still, I couldn’t help but want to try these Vegan cookie dough bites. Maybe it was because it uses sweet, sticky Medjool dates instead of sugar. Or maybe it’s because The Happy Pear are quite the eye candy? 😉 Who knows! All I know is that this step-by-step recipe couldn’t be simpler to make, and they taste like an actual cookie dough bite!!! Who knew that several, cheap ingredients could blend together in such harmony. These balls are sticky, slightly sweet but not overly so, and the ground cashews and old-fashioned oats creates a “dough” that rivals any store-bought cookie dough.
I promise you these are worth making, and my daughter loved them too! So while the weather is hot, go ahead and cool down with this delicious dessert. Have a wonderful day everyone and keep on cooking! ❤
No Bake Vegan Cookie Dough Balls
Yields: About 10 medium-sized balls
- 80 grams or 3/4 c. cashews
- 30 grams or 1/4 c. old-fashioned oats
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 80 grams or 3/4 c. Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 2 tbsp. Vegan chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Gather up all of your ingredients.
2. In a mini food processor, blend up the cashews and old-fashioned oats..
3. When the cashews and oats are all ground up they will look like this!
4. Next add the chopped and pitted dates. Blend into the “dough” to form a sticky dough.
5. Then add the 2 tbsp. of coconut oil and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. (This is to add healthy fats into the balls, but you can reduce or leave it out if you’d like).
6. Scrape the dough into a mixing bowl and add the chocolate chips.
7. Form into balls and eat!! Enjoy!