No Bake Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Everybody’s favourite season has arrived! Why not FALL in love (pun intended of course – I’ll work on it) with health conscious seasonal recipes while we have the time! 

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Cass. I am a Holistic Nutritionist obsessed with creating healthier favourites for myself, friends and the Health and Wellness Community.  I am a sucker for all things baking, making, creating and of course photo styling my creations before I demolish whatever it is I have made. Join Healthy Planet and myself as we create some unforgettable recipes that will certainly keep you coming back for me. Enjoy!

If you love pumpkin, cookie dough and a guilt-free way to eat the entire batch of something you have created, then you have come to the right place! 

Even as a child I ALWAYS loved cookie dough, this lead to my love/hate relationship with cookie dough. My friends and I would always go to the store, grab a tube of cookie dough and sneak it into the basement to eat it, RAW! Yum…but, not very nutritious. Growing up there weren’t many “healthy alternatives” for treats like cookie dough in a tube. Not only are these filled with grams and grams of sugar, they also have absolutely zero nutritional value to them. So what if I were to tell you, you could revisit your childhood, sit on the couch and snack on RAW HOMEMADE COOKIE DOUGH that will satisfy your sweet tooth without all the sugar! I say heck yes! What about you? Check out my recipe below and enjoy the guiltless snacking!


Ingredients


Directions

  1. add oat flour and medjool dates in a food processor or blender

  2. blend until dates are chopped up 

  3. add pumpkin puree, raw honey, cashew butter, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice

  4. blend until you get a nice dough ball. You may need to add more pumpkin puree if too dry or more oat flour if too wet.

  5. Scrape down the dough from the sides as it may get stuck, this is ok.

  6. Blend until combined, we want all the ingredients to be thoroughly mixed so each ball tastes the same!

  7. Repeat steps 4-6 until you reach ideal consistency/cookie dough texture

  8. Add chocolate chips in last to avoid chocolate melting/balls turning brown

  9. Remove from blender/processor and roll into balls (the fun part is you can choose the size) – I like to make a variety as your needs can change depending on cravings.

  10. Added bonus: feel free to roll the balls in cacao powder, melted chocolate, maca powder, etc for an added nutritional kick


Tips on how to store

  1. Refrigerator – store in air tight jar or container, glass is best (I find the taste changes in plastic after 2 days). 

  2. Freezer – store in airtight jar or container, tempered glass is best. Good for up to 2 months depending on your freezer quality.

I like storing mine in a tempered glass container in the freezer. I will take out a few at a time and keep in the fridge for easy access.



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Happy sweet eatin’ from yours truly!


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