These Cookie Dough Energy Bites are so easy and the perfect treat or after school snack! They’re made with simple ingredients like almond butter and gluten-free oats and sweetened with your choice of honey or maple syrup!

Cookie Dough Energy Bites – The Perfect Snack

Do you need healthy snacks? Don’t worry, I’ll answer for you – YES, you definitely do and I have the perfect recipe for you!

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are the perfect blend of creamy nut butter, chocolate chips, whole grain oats, and pure maple syrup. They are absolutely delicious and every time I make them I’m like, “dang, those are SO good, I should make these more!”

Do yourself a favor and make a batch of these healthy little bites as soon as possible. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

cookie dough bite ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bite Ingredients

Gluten Free Rolled Oats: If you have celiacs or a gluten insensitivity of any kind, be sure to grab certified gluten free rolled oats.

Cashew Butter: This nut butter has a milder flavor that tastes a lot like the batter of cookie dough which makes it the perfect base for these energy bites.

Sweetener: For best results, use a liquid sweetener for this bites like maple syrup or honey.

Coconut: Flaked coconut adds some additional healthy fats, flavor, and delicious texture.

Chia Seeds: These little seeds are packed with healthy omega-3s and fiber.

Vanilla Extract: A little goes a long way to add some delicious vanilla flavor to the bites.

Chocolate Chips: You can’t have cookie dough bites with a healthy dose of chocolate chips. I love using dark chocolate chips but you could use milk chocolate or semi-sweet if you prefer.

ingredients in bowl

How to Make Energy Bites

These chocolate chip cookie dough energy bites are so simple to make and come together in just a few steps!

Step One: First, add the cashew butter, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.

Step Two: Next, add the gluten free rolled oats, coconut, chia seeds, and dark chocolate chips. Stir until everything is well combined and has a dough like consistency.

Step Three: Place the dough in fridge for ten to fifteen minutes and allow it to chill for a bit.

Step Four: Next, remove the dough from the fridge and use a cookie dough scoop to scoop the dough and then roll it into balls. Enjoy!

ingredients mixed together in bowl

Can I Add Protein Powder?

Yes! If you would like to pack a little extra protein to these bites, feel free to add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to these bites. I would recommend using an unflavored protein or a vanilla flavor for the best results.

cookie dough bites on plate

Storing Energy Bites

You can store these bites in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week. My favorite way to store them, however, is in the freezer! They are absolutely delicious frozen. Just place them in a freezer safe storage bag or container.

Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

  • Be sure to grab old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe and not quick oats.
  • You can leave out the chocolate chips if you like for a chocolate free energy bites. You can also use mini chocolate chips if you prefer.
  • Don’t love coconut? Feel free to leave it out. If your dough is a little too sticky without the coconut you can add in a few extra oats.
  • Feel free to switch up the nut butter if you like! Peanut butter or almond butter will also work well in this recipe.

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hope you give these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites a try! They are so easy to make and a delicious healthier treat.

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cookie dough bites on plate


cookie dough bites on plate

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 cup creamy all-natural cashew or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (I used this kind)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  2. Add the oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and chia seeds and mix until well combined and it resembles cookie dough.
  3. Place the “dough” in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to chill.
  4. Once the mix has chilled, take it out of the fridge and use a tablespoon measure to scoop the dough and then form it into small balls by rolling them in between your hands.
  5. Enjoy! Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.
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  1. I finally made these and OMG. Best and easiest recipe I’ve found! I can’t stop eating them and neither can my kids!! Love using the Lily’s chips to make them “not too sweet” !!

  2. Easy and tasty! My 4- and 6-year old helped me make them. They were very proud and very happy with the finished product!

  3. Love these! Ingredients I have around the house, super simple to make, and perfect after lunch/dinner treat! Simply satisfying. I make these a couple times a month! A must try!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      I’m so glad you loved this recipe, Jessica! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  4. Love making these! So easy and the perfect afternoon snack! Thanks so much for this recipe!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      You’re welcome, Christa! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  5. Lauren Pecoraro says:

    AMAZING! I made these a few weeks ago and have them in the freezer for when I need a quick snack in between meals. They have been so great to have on hand and I can’t wait to make another batch!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      Happy to hear that, Lauren! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  6. I love energy bites but don’t like the texture of chia seeds in them. If I omitted the chia seeds would I need to make any other changes? Thanks!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Hi, Jazzmin! Yes – you could leave them out without making any other changes. I hope you love the recipe!

  7. Casey Colodny says:

    These cookie dough bites are so easy and tasty! I like to make them for a quick snack and my husband loves them too!

  8. Kalika Goodman says:

    Since discovering this recipe about a month ago, I’ve made it 3 or 4 times already! My husband loves these and snacks on them constantly. We omit the coconut flakes and add a teaspoon of sea salt. Thanks, Ashlea!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Thanks for sharing, Kalika! I’m so glad you love the recipe!

  9. My first ATHT recipe after finding you on Instagram…and now I am hooked! These are delicious, thank you!! Cannot wait to try so many more recipes.

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Thanks, Lily! I’m so glad you loved the recipe!

  10. Meredith Lopez says:

    Perfect mom snack! And even more perfect lunchbox addition for my 6 year old! Delish!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      I’m so glad you love the recipe, Meredith!

  11. Monica Black says:

    My first time making energy balls. The recipe was easy and the energy balls tastes amazing. I will definitely make these again. Thanks so much for this recipe.

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      You’re so welcome, Monica! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Yvette Kelly-Fields says:

    I have made these twice. They are delicious. I enjoy these as a weekday treat.

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Thanks for sharing Yvette! I’m so glad you love the recipe!

  13. These are so delicious and so easy to make. And I don’t feel guilty about eating them at all because they’re healthy. Thank you for this 🙂

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      You’re welcome, Erica!

  14. Beth Tillotson says:

    I’ve tried so many recipes for energy bites and this is now the only one I use! I love the sweetness level – most other recipes are too sweet to me – and that your recipe is so easily customized (I like it with peanut butter and a touch of cinnamon!) My kids gobble these up and I feel good that I’m giving them a tasty and nutritious snack. Thank you!