Those of you who have been tuning in for a while may remember my Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars. They were a real hit (one of my most popular recipes) and something I have really enjoyed making. With Christmas only a couple of days away, I wanted to revisit this delicious recipe and make them an even better option for Christmas nibbles!
So, here you have it - my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. Yes it's essentially the chocolate chip cookie dough bar mixture, but they are chocolate dipped and bite-sized. Which is great if you think you can stop at just one. Or two even.
You need to try these out. The end result is AMAZING!!
In case the above isn't enough to sell you on them, they are also:
- Gluten free
- Dairy Free (if you use coconut oil)
- Nut Free
- Egg Free, and
- Refined Sugar Free (if you use cacao nibs)
What is one sweet treat that you cannot live without over Christmas? Let me know in the comments below.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or organic butter
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (or cacao nibs)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (raw/organic honey or rice malt syrup would also work)
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
Add coconut oil (or butter), coconut sugar, coconut milk and vanilla to a large mixing bowl, mixing thoroughly until well combined. Stir in the coconut flour and then the chocolate chips.
Using your fingers, roll mixture into small balls and place on a lined baking tray. Place in the freezer for 1 hour to harden.
To make the chocolate coating, melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat. Once melted, remove from heat, add the maple syrup, whisking briskly until well combined. Then add the cacao powder, stirring until well mixed through.
Once the chocolate chip cookie dough balls are ready, coat with the chocolate mixture and place back on the lined baking tray. I used a spoon and a fork to coat them in the mixture and then to drain any excess.
Place back in the freezer for a minimum 10 minutes to set. They are best kept in the freezer, just take them out a few minutes before serving.
Ness is a qualified nutritionist, a life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two extremely energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible and attractive products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. She is also the author of the eCookbook, BecomingSweet – say yes to dessert again! Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.