October 30, 2012

Recipe: No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

When we need a little sweet treat in our house, I whip these up.  They are simple and delicious, and we can't get enough.  That's why I make such a small batch at a time.  You can double it if you like, I would but just don't have the will power.

First, gather your ingredients.  I use natural, unsalted, creamy peanut butter.  Salted would work, you'll just omit the pinch of salt that you would otherwise add.

Place your slivered almonds in the food processor and blend until you have fine almond meal.

Add peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, salt and maple syrup and pulse to combine thoroughly.  Add chocolate chips (I use mini chips for more even distribution) and pulse to mix.

If your batter is too thin, place in fridge for 15 minutes to firm up.  Otherwise, form into balls about the size of a tablespoon and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Put in freezer for at least 15 minutes to firm up.  Enjoy!

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Makes 10 small balls

1/4 c slivered almonds
1/4 c smooth unsalted peanut butter
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp virgin organic coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/4 c chocolate chips

Process almonds in food processor until you achieve a fine almond meal.  Add peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and salt and pulse to mix thoroughly.  Add chocolate chips and pulse to combine.  If batter is too soft to roll into balls, place in fridge for 15 min to firm up.  Form into 10 tablespoon-sized balls and place on cookie sheet.  Place in freezer for 15 min.  Remove and enjoy!  Store in air tight container in freezer.  Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmmmm. I think I'm going to have to buy a food processor, if you keep posting such yummy food-processor recipes!