Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

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So I found this recipe on LaurenConrad.com-I recently discovered her website and was instantly hooked.  Based on one of her beauty posts, I may or may not have rubbed greek yogurt all over my face in an attempt for clear skin.  Although my skin felt smooth afterwards, I’m not sure if it will be a go-to beauty fix, especially when you have a dad who finds it funny to chase you around the house holding your dog, trying to make her lick your face.

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Anyway, these cookie dough bites are really yummy and fairly healthy.  I finally took the leap towards healthy baking and committed to buying agave nectar, which seems to be a staple in the “sweet-but-healthier-than-processed-sugar” world.  I also got a kick out of trying cocoa nibs for the first time, mainly because I am amused by the word “nibs,” and that they are described as a “Mayan superfood.”  I will definitely try to incorporate them into future recipes!

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Healthy No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

(adapted from LaurenConrad.com)

Yield: 12
Prep time: 10-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sweet cocoa nibs (or dark chocolate chips!)

Directions:

Combine oats and cashews in a food processor and grind into a flour-like consistency.

Add agave, maple syrup, and vanilla, and blend again until smooth.

Transfer your dough into a mixing bowl and stir in cacao nibs by hand.

Roll the dough into approximately 12 chocolate truffle-sized balls. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for later.

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