5/30/13

Pinspiration: Cookie Dough Bites

Classy with a Kick: Cookie Dough Bites

I am not vegetarian and definitely not vegan. I do not have a gluten sensitivity or an aversion to sugar. I do, however, love to try out new recipes that fall into these categories. Why? Because I think it's a good thing to eat different kinds of foods. I think limiting animal fats, sugar and gluten are good for your body and overall well-being. I just FEEL better when I eat more natural foods. Don't you?

So combining this pin and this pin (and my obsession with cookie dough), I made my own version of cookie dough bites. From what I read, these are completely gluten-free (even with the chocolate chips) and have no added sugar besides what is in the chocolate chips. I am pretty sure that if you use vegan chocolate chips it could be vegan and non-dairy as well. I am not fully educated on gluten free and vegan diets so please correct me if I am wrong with these assumptions. If you have a sensitivity or preference, feel free to change the ingredients below.

Here's what I did:

First, get your ingredients:

Classy with a Kick: Cookie Dough Bites

*1.25 cups of gluten-free flour (I used Trader Joes which is a combo of brown rice flour and potato starch - you can use coconut flour/almond flour, etc.)
*Dash of Sea Salt
*1 tsp of vanilla
*1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
*1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk (natural or vanilla)
*1/4 cup of maple syrup
*Mini Chocolate chips (add as many or as little as you want)

Next, mix the dry ingredients together and the wet ingredients together. Then add both together and mix well. My mixture was very crumbly so I added a tiny bit more coconut milk.

Classy with a Kick: Cookie Dough Bites

Start to form the dough into a ball and see if it sticks together. You want to get a ball like this...basically you want the dough to be like regular cookie dough consistency.

Classy with a Kick: Cookie Dough Bites

I spread mine out into a pan and put in the fridge to chill. Because of the coconut oil, these will soften as they get warm so if you want them firm, they will need to be chilled. I preferred them softer so I let mine sit out a bit before eating them.

Classy with a Kick: Cookie Dough Bites

Also, the other pins I saw cut had these cut into bars but I think bars are too much so I did bites instead. Bites are perfect for a little sweet snack and you can have as many as you want.

The best thing about these little goodies - they really do taste like cookie dough and besides the chocolate chips, they are not made with any additional sugar! You honestly cannot tell there is not white or brown sugar in them!

Let's see...the bad thing about these...they are addicting. I could not stop eating them! I do think mine were a bit too grainy and I think it's because I added too much flour. I adjusted the amount in the recipe above so if you follow it, you shouldn't have the same issue.

The consensus...I really like these. I definitely believe there is room for improvement but overall they are a fun sweet snack and definitely satisfy any cookie dough cravings!

Adding to my other projects, I'm linking up with Stephanie and Katie today for SPD.

 

What Pinterest/DIY projects have you done lately? Would you try a recipe like this?


16 comments:

  1. I love that you combined the two and I agree - I just feel so much better when I eat foods that are natural! These sound delish!!!

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  2. these look soooo delicious, and healthy to boot! thanks for sharing!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  3. That sounds so yummy and I love that it's healthy too!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Bracelet Giveaway!

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  4. mmmm love myself a delish and healthy recipe!

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  5. YUM! These sounds amazing and I love that they are pretty healthy!

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  6. These look so good! Yay for them being not bad for you. I just straight up eat raw cookie dough. SO bad.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  7. I did a similar recipe with butter and no egg (not vegetarian or gluten free) for a meeting. My colleagues went bananas over them! I can't wait to try out a "healthier" version like this!

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  8. It looks like you did a great job. They look delicious. PS- you're gorgeous! I'm new here, just stopping by to say hello!

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  9. Yum! I love cookie dough, they are so good!

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  10. They look adorable and very yummy.

    Tracy

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  11. Love that these are gluten free and low sugar! Looks delish!

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  12. Those actually look really good - and I'm with you, not vegan or anything but I would definitely give these a try.

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  13. These look and sounds great - pinning for later!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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