Raw Cookie Dough Bites (GF)


Who doesn’t like raw cookie dough, especially when it’s packed with wholesome nutrition?

These delicious little “raw cookie dough” bites are simply an adapted version of my raw almond butter truffles recipe. These are one of my boys’ favorite lunchbox treats, so they never mind helping to whip them up!

There are three different recipes to enjoy, to be sure to keep scrolling to view all three! For some helpful Kids in the Kitchen tips and strategies, check out Cultivating Little Sous Chefs.

Can’t get enough raw cookie dough bites? Neither can we! Be sure to check these other great raw cookie recipes:
• Raw Cacao-Coconut Cookie Bites
Raw Almond Butter Truffles

P.S. These scrumptious raw cookie bites make a beautiful Gift-in-a-Jar no matter what the holiday or special occasion. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Yield: 18 cookie bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the raw almond butter, honey and vanilla until creamy and well blended.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour, ground flax seed and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to combine.
  3. Use your hands to knead the dough to thoroughly combine. If it's too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If the dough is too dry and doesn't hold together well, knead in one teaspoon of water. Fold in the dark chocolate chips or carob chips.
  4. Then, scoop out tablespoon-size portions and roll into one-inch balls using your hands to create a bite-sized treat.
  5. *Refrigerate truffles for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

*I place the cookie bites on a baking sheet about an inch apart and freeze them until frozen solid. Then I place them in freezer-safe containers by flavor. That way, I can just pop whatever I need in the frig to defrost a bit before serving. Or you can place the frozen cookie bites right into your child's lunchbox. Yum!

Recipe Variation: Use 100% all natural peanut butter (the kind you have to stir) instead of raw almond butter to make yummy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dough Bites.

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Gingersnap Cookie Dough Bites

Yield: 18 cookie bites

Gingersnap Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the raw almond butter, honey, vanilla, molasses and ground ginger until smooth and creamy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour, ground flax seed and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to combine.
  3. Use your hands to knead the dough to thoroughly combine. If it's too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If the dough is too dry and doesn't hold together well, knead in one teaspoon of water.
  4. Then, scoop out tablespoon-size portions and roll into one-inch balls using your hands to create a bite-sized treat.
  5. Optional: Roll gingersnap dough balls in some ground flax seed before refrigerating.
  6. *Refrigerate truffles for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

*I place the cookie bites on a baking sheet about an inch apart and freeze them until frozen solid. Then I place them in freezer-safe containers by flavor. That way, I can just pop whatever I need in the frig to defrost a bit before serving. Or you can place the frozen cookie bites right into your child's lunchbox. Yum!

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Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites

Yield: 18 cookie bites

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the raw almond butter, honey, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth and creamy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour, ground flax seed and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to combine.
  3. Use your hands to knead the dough to thoroughly combine. If it's too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If the dough is too dry and doesn't hold together well, knead in one teaspoon of water.
  4. Then, scoop out tablespoon-size portions and roll into one-inch balls using your hands to create a bite-sized treat. (Optional: Mix together three tablespoons of ground flax seed with 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Then, roll the snickerdoodle dough balls in this mixture before refrigerating.)
  5. *Refrigerate truffles for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

*I place the cookie bites on a baking sheet about an inch apart and freeze them until frozen solid. Then I place them in freezer-safe containers by flavor. That way, I can just pop whatever I need in the frig to defrost a bit before serving. Or you can place the frozen cookie bites right into your child's lunchbox. Yum!

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Comments

  1. Gwen Belanger says

    My family says they’re wonderful. I’m a little worried about them spreading too much as they come back to room temp ( I used fresh ground peanut butter) so I may add more coconut flour if that happens. Tasty snack treat idea, thanks for this.

    • Kelly says

      I need to make a note about that. Peanut butter has a higher oil content. And, I’ve noticed that certain brands of almond butter also have a higher oil content. So you are correct that adding more coconut flour will help resolve the issue. :)

  2. says

    We made the gingersnap ones today but I’m going to make the other variations you included as well. So yummy. My daughter has never had coconut flour and she didn’t like the smell but when they were made she absolutely loved them!

    • Kelly says

      Thanks, Sharon! I’m so glad you are enjoying these and appreciate your heart in all our discussions today! Blessings and appreciation, Kelly :)

  3. Pam Fields says

    I don’t have coconut flour but I do have a grain mill. What other types of flour would you suggest for a wheat free version?

    • Kelly says

      Hi, Pam. My other favorite grain-free flour is blanched almond flour, but I have not tried making a raw cookie dough bite with it yet. Since coconut flour behaves very differently than almond flour (and other gf flours), it is not possible to do a cup-for-cup substitution. Coconut flour is very high in fiber and a good source of protein and nutrients. If you are able to get a bag at your local whole foods type store, I would highly recommend giving it a try! Blessings, Kelly :)

      • Kimberly says

        Does the coconut flour give these a coconut flavor? I do not like coconut (I ate too much of it when I was little and got sick…haven’t been able to eat it since), but would love to try these!

        • says

          Hi, Kimberly. It does give a hint of coconut flavor that you may pick-up on moreso because of your aversion to coconut. I have heard from other readers that they have substituted with almond flour instead. Start with the recommended about on coconut flour and then add a tablespoon at a time of almond flour until the constancy is such that the cookie balls hold together without being crumbly. Lots of blessings, Kelly :)

  4. Hope says

    I try to ALWAYS have some of these in the freezer. ( I like the freezer because they’re better a little thawed, i think, so I have to prepare and set a couple out. Keeps me from downing them all at once!) We usually use peanut butter, but using almond butter and making your “truffles” is always an extra treat. I’ve even done the peanut butter ones with raisens instead of choc or carob chips and they were still super yummy! Sometimes I do have to add a little extra coconut flour depending on the peanut butter, try to not make ‘em too dry though. I actually love when they get “melty” from sitting out. hehe. <3

    • Kelly says

      I’m with you, Hope! I keep these in the freezer pretty regularly and really enjoy these slightly thawed. You are so right about having to adjust the recipe. Sometimes the nut butters have more oil and so more coconut flour is required. Appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! Lots of blessings, Kelly

  5. Melanie says

    Hi, and thank you so much for putting up this beautiful site. Just this morning I was asking God to help me with my meal planning because I’m always struggling with it and we end up eating out too much and spending too much on pre packaged food. So your site was an answer to my prayers. This recipe sounds great but I was wondering if there was anything to sub for the almond butter because my daughter has a nut allergy. Thank you again

    • Kelly says

      Hi, Melanie! I’ve heard from others who have nut allergies that Sunbutter works great with this recipe. So if sunflower seeds are okay for your daughter, you may want to give sunflower seed butter a try. And thank you SO MUCH for your sweet words of encouragement. It truly blesses me and is an honor to know that God would use me to help others! Lots of blessings to you and your precious family, Kelly :)

  6. Brand says

    I just made three batches of these with PB because the first batch went so fast :) My 2 yr old son keeps pointing to the freezer to indicate that he wants more of them. It’s so hard to get him to eat anything with protein including peanut butter…so thank you for this recipe!

    • Kelly says

      Hi, Julie. These cookie bite ingredients were combined with coconut flour in mind, so substituting with another flour may not work well unless the recipe is reworked overall. Coconut flour is highly absorbent so more liquid/oil type ingredients are needed when working with coconut flour in order to keep it from being dry and crumbly. You could try substituting with blanched almond flour or even almond meal, but I would recommend reducing some of the liquid ingredients, since almond flour is not as absorbent as coconut flour. But if you’re not up for creating your own recipe, you might want to do a google search to see if someone already has an alternate version of no-bake cookie dough bites. Lots of blessings, Kelly :)

  7. says

    I think all these sound great but what is the nutrional factors on all the bites and food.
    I tried to type up the food on the nutrional guide but the apple won’t go away. We can’t get any reading on the nutrional guide or on the foods we are seeing

    • Kelly says

      Hi, Teresa. I personally do not track calories and nutritional data, which is why I have not invested time or money to get a plug-in that does this on my site. Instead my focus is on eating (and helping others to eat) a wide variety of whole unprocessed/unrefined foods based on the real food lifestyle. I have not seen a nutritional data plug-in on other real foodie sites? So I’m not familiar with the nutritional guide/apple issue you’ve mentioned above? Perhaps contacting the site that you are using to track this info would help? Not really sure how to direct you on resolving this. Blessings, Kelly :)

  8. Karen says

    My kids loved these using peanut butter. Even my ultra picky 10 yr old daughter loved these. Thanks for another addition to their take to school lunches!

    • Kelly says

      You are so welcome, Karen! Thank YOU for being so kind to pop over and leave a note! Happy back-to-school season! Lots of blessings, Kelly :)

    • Kelly says

      Hi, Rebecca. You can certainly use regular (heated and filtered) honey, however, raw honey contains so many beneficial nutrients, enzymes, etc. I really recommend picking some up for recipes that are not heated such as this one. Lots of blessings, Kelly :)

      • says

        Thanks Kelly! I’m have some raw honey and in 5 months I will be chowing it down. ;) But since I’m expecting, I’m following the guidelines re: pasteurization from midwife’s office. :)

        • Kelly says

          Sounds smart! Congrats on your pregnancy! May the Lord bless you with a super healthy pregnancy and delivery! Lots of blessings, Kelly :)

          • says

            Thank you SO much! I made my second batch tonight and they are so much better than the first. ;) The first batch I used almond butter that I got in the bulk section and I think it was too thick. I also think my honey was too old. Picked up the Maranatha brand at Costco + their honey and OH MY GOODNESS! So so so so good. I can’t wait to snack them!

          • Kelly says

            So glad to hear you’re enjoying these. There is nothing like Maranatha brand almond butter! It really does make a huge difference! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a kind note! Blessings, Kelly

  9. Steph says

    Do you know if I could skip the flax without causing the recipe trouble? I can’t have flax(my kids can, but I want to eat these too!) because of the SCD. Thanks so much…I just found your website and this is so much fun for me to find fun, healthy recipes!

    • Kelly says

      Absolutely! You can just use a tablespoon or two of additional coconut flour instead and they’ll be great! So glad you’re enjoying the site/recipes! Thanks for the compliment! Many blessings, Kelly :)

  10. Lexie says

    Where do you get your chocolate chips? Thank you so much for this blog. My daughter has celiac and I am trying to turn our whole family’s way of eating around but it is overwhelming to say the least!!

    • Kelly says

      Hi, Lexie. I get my fair-trade chocolate chips via my Azure Standard co-op. However, since your daughter has Celiac, I would recommend one of two brands that are guaranteed GF. These two can be found at most Whole Foods Markets and other similar whole food type stores. But I’m providing the websites, so you can see where you might be able to locate these near you (or order online).
      • Sunspire brand GF chocolate chips: http://www.sunspire.com/products/dairy-free-chocolate-dream-semi-sweet-baking-chips
      • Enjoy Life brand GF chocolate chips: http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/chocolate-for-baking/mini-chips/

      I know it can be very overwhelming to completely change your diet, but you are doing such great thing for your daughter! The great thing is that today there are so many more resources available to deal with food allergies and sensitivities. So glad you’re finding my site to be one of those helpful resources as you travel this journey of healing through real food.
      Blessings, Kelly :)

  11. Brandi says

    I had a “revelation” last night about dipping these in chocolate and serving them for the holidays! Okay, maybe it’s not a genius idea, but it sounds yummy to me :)

  12. Lauren says

    What a great recipe!! I thought I had almond butter but when i went to the cupboard I discovered it was hazelnut butter….added some cacao powder to the recipe and they taste like nutella!!I (also had some ground chia and hemp hearts so i threw those in too!)
    thanks for the recipe, I’m going to stock my freezer with these :)

    • Kelly says

      How awesome, Lauren! I love it when an improv situation becomes a favorite recipe! What a delicious idea to use hazelnut butter combined with cocoa powder! I’ll have to try throwing in some ground chia – that would be a great way to help absorb some of the nut oils. YUM! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your successful version! :) Blessings, Kelly

  13. Rebekah P says

    I love your recipes. There is not one of them that I have made that we haven’t enjoyed : )

    I have a question about the honey in recipes like this one. Honey tends to spike my sugar so I was wondering if there were any substitutes. My guess is maple syrup would be too thin. What about stevia or coconut palm sugar?

    Thanks so much!!!

    • says

      Hi, Rebekah! Thanks for your kind words! So glad you’re enjoying the recipes here. For this particular recipe, it would be a bit difficult to sub with another sweetener without having to tweak it quite a bit. But I would recommend trying your idea, but using a combo of stevia and maple syrup, so you do have some moisture. I think the coconut palm sugar would make it too gritty in texture, but you could try that as well. You would need to adjust the coconut flour so that you get a tacky dough that holds together well when rolled into a ball. I wish I had measurements to give you, but you’ll have to experiment a bit to get the right combo. Thanks again for your kind note! Blessings, Kelly

  14. says

    I am working on getting my blog up, but saw this recipe while I was surfing so I thought I would try it. I have a ton of bananas though and needed to use them up so I adapted this recipe so I could add the bananas.

    I want to put them on my blog, but will definitely link back to you! Thanks for sparking my imagination :)

    • says

      Thanks for being respectful of copyrights, Rachel. Yes, if you’ve adapted the recipe and created your own version, that’s awesome! I appreciate you linking me as the source of inspiration for your banana version of raw cookie bites. I look forward to the trackback so I can check it out! Many blessings to you, Kelly :)

  15. Marie says

    My 5 yo daughter was SO excited to make these with me. And they turned out delicious! I wish I had completely raw almond butter, I realized that it has sugar added into the Maranatha brand at my Walmart. No wonder it’s so sweet. We have made it ourselves with our bulk almonds before but it is such a chore and not sure it is much cheaper. Might have to go back to that if I can’t find the no sugar added almond butter.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

    • says

      So glad you and your daughter enjoyed making these – it sounds like you have the no-stir almond butter, those no-stir nut butters do include sugar and also some form of oil. Making it yourself is a great idea, because you can soak the almonds first too. :) Thanks for taking the time to leave a note! :)

    • says

      Thank you so much for taking the time to not only leave a kind note, Jackie, but also leave a link on your blog. I appreciate you sharing this with your readers and hope you and your family enjoy these. Many blessings, Kelly :)

  16. says

    What would substitutions be for the chocolate chip cookie dough recipe plz if you do not have access to almond butter, coconut flour, and flaxseed? No one sells that stuff around here(even if I could afford it) and can’t afford to order it off the web. Thank you.

    • says

      You could certainly use the concept here to create your own unique recipe using ingredients you can easily access and afford. I’d recommend doing a google search for cookie dough bites and include ingredients you wish to use (ones you have on hand). Blessings to you, Kelly :)

  17. Christina says

    These are delicious! I made the chocolate chip ones with homemade almond/cashew butter since almonds and cashews were what I had in the cupboard. I stuck them in the freezer and they taste almost exactly like my traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe! Now I’m just trying to figure out why it took me so long to find your site here! Blessings :-)

    • says

      Hi, Christina! Welcome!! So glad you found me too and happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note. Many blessings, Kelly :)

  18. Myra says

    Hi Kelly!
    I finally made the snickerdoddles last night and my kids loved them and I’m addicted! I put them in the freezer to try to control myself, but I keep wanting to get just one more! Lol
    I was also so excited because I made my own almond butter for the first time! The kids were fascinated with the process! Yay! I love your recipes! Thank you! :)

    • says

      Hi, Myra! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a note – so glad you and your kiddos enjoyed these. I agree, it’s hard to have self-control! How wonderful you’re involving your kids in the kitchen with you! That is such a wonderful way to enjoy time together and teach them about real wholesome food! Blessings, Kelly :)

    • says

      Hi, Merri. I don’t provide nutritional breakdowns here, but you can easily do this for any recipe you’d like using online software such as this site (of course there are many more like it): http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator. Just type in the ingredients, including any adjustments you want to make and it will give you the nutritional data. Hope this helps. Lots of blessings, Kelly :)

  19. Julie M says

    I love that when those around me are reaching for Twinkies, Candy Bars, and other wheat/white sugar/frankenfood treats… I am perfectly HAPPY reaching for a couple of these Bites or Truffles. Thank you very much for a quick and easily tweakable recipe.

    • says

      You are so welcome, Julie and I couldn’t agree more with everything you said. Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind note! Blessings, Kelly :)

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