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Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Hi, I’m Kelly from Free Spirit Food, and I’m super excited to guest post for Charissa because I love her blog!  Great recipes and inspiration.  I try to eat as healthy as possible, but I definitely have my moments.  I want to share with you a favorite “healthy” recipe that tastes delicious and is also really simple to make!

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These are my Cookie Dough Energy Bites!  You won’t believe the main ingredient…chickpeas!  Sounds gross, but just try it.  You’ll be converted.  Even my husband has to admit they really do taste like cookie dough! I love to make these for a post-workout snack and I also eat them for breakfast.  Yum…

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Cookie Dough Energy Bites

  1. 1 can chickpeas
  2. 3 Tablespoons nut butter of your choice
  3. 2 scoops protein powder (optional) – I put protein powder in everything!
  4. Sweetener of your choice, to taste – I use 3 packets of stevia and 2 Tbsp of agave*
  5. 2 Tbsp almond milk
  6. 1/4 cup of quick oats
  7. 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips

*If you aren’t familiar with stevia though, I would use about 3 Tbsp of agave.

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To begin, rinse and drain your chickpeas well.

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In a food processor (I don’t have one, so I use my blender), Blend the first five ingredients until combined well.  Then, mix in your quick oats and mini chocolate chips by hand.  The dough should be thick enough to form a ball but not clumpy. You may have to add more oats to get a firm enough consistency.  When the dough is thick enough, roll into balls.  Done!  Enjoy immediately or refrigerate.

These are best enjoyed within a few days of making because otherwise the chocolate chips get “soggy”.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you check out my blog!

Note from Charissa: Thank you Kelly for this awesome recipe…I love how easy and quick it is to whip up! I’m so grateful that we met through blogging – your positivity and honest blogging is really special!

Kelly’s blog, Free Spirit Food is just a wonderful balance of indulgence (I mean…check out this Smore’s Pie!) and healthy superhero-like recipes like the Green Monster! Please go to her site, try out her recipes, and give her some comment love!

Category: Breakfast, Desserts, Gluten Free, Protein, Recipes, Snacks | Tags: , , , , , , , , 13 comments »

13 Responses to “Cookie Dough Energy Bites”

  1. j3nn

    Chickpeas… that’s a great addition for a doughy base!

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  3. Kevin

    Looks great! Maybe I should try that out soon

  4. Yellow Haired Girl

    So simple! This looks awesome, Kelly!

  5. Tanya Phillips

    How cool using the chick peas! Will have to try, thanks!

  6. Michelle@PeachyPalate

    These are a great idea! How long would they keep in the fridge do you reckon? Also how many does the recipe make?

  7. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I have to say that I’ve been really enjoying all these guest posts, although I miss you, too. I’ve discovered so many new blogs to read.

    Kelly, your recipe looks really yummy!

  8. Connie the Cookie Monster

    noooo wayyyyy! chick peas?!??! i need to try this! my thighs are rubbing too much!

  9. Kelly @ free spirit food

    Hi there, glad you guys like them! Michelle, the recipe makes about eight and its best to eat them within two days.

  10. Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

    I made a these before and they were a hit! I tricked my picky 6 year old to eat it.

  11. peter

    Looks tasteful must try them someday

  12. Barbara T

    I made these and ate off of ’em from the freezer for a WEEK! Now, I didn’t use Almond milk, just skim milk, no protein powder, but I did use the chickpeas, oil, skim milk, oat meal, honey and mini-chips. They were a little bland but very satisfying! I go to a pool arthritis class and therapy pool twice a week and I get up around 6 those days, grab one or two of these, my water bottle, eat them on the way and my energy is revved up by the time I get there to the therapy pool to warm up and then go into the pool arthritis class(es). Very easy to make! Just toss ’em into a freezer bag and thaw as you need ’em! Awesome! Great recipe!

  13. Charissa

    Barbara – Good to hear! The quicker the recipe – the happier I am too!

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