If the title of this post didn’t grab your attention, well, I don’t know what to say. I’m still yet to meet a person who doesn’t like cookie dough (and if that’s you, well… nice to meet you!). Don’t get me wrong, I love a good spoonful (okay let’s be real, it’s always way more than one spoonful) of cookie dough, but using real, nutritious ingredients to make treats is my favorite thing to do. This is why I wanted to create a recipe that reminded me of one of my favorite sweet treats that I can enjoy whenever I want to satisfy my cravings.
These balls are made with simple, clean ingredients, and I use cacao nibs to mimic the classic chocolate chips. I think of cacao nibs as natures chocolate chips! I added MCT oil to this recipe for even more added nutrients. The mix of the natural sweet essence from the nuts mixed with vanilla makes these balls delicious without any added sweetener, though if you like things on the sweeter side, these would be delicious with a few dates thrown into the mix.
I could eat these balls all day – they’re that good. They fill me up, keep me satisfied, and make me feel like I’m eating cookie dough, so that’s a win for me! They’re packed with healthy fats (which you know is SO important to me) and don’t spike my blood sugar – a.k.a. the perfect snack!
I know that you guys are going to love these balls, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts when you try them!
[makes 14-16 balls, depending on size]
- 1/2 cup cashew nut pulp (from making nut milk – any nut pulp will do here, and I suppose subbing almond flour could work too)
- 1 tb MCT oil
- 4 tb ground flax seeds (flax meal)
- 1 + 3/4 cup raw, sprouted cashews
- 1/4 cup almond butter (the creamy, runny kind)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp pink salt
- 2 tb cacao nibs
- In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients EXCEPT for the cacao nibs and process until a well-combined dough is formed.
- Add in the cacao nibs and pulse very briefly a few times (be very careful here not to overprocess or you will end up with the cacao nibs blended in!).
- Roll into balls, place on parchment paper, and set in the fridge until firm.
- Once firm, store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Lots of love, Worth