I don’t know about you, but I almost love cookie dough as much (if not more than) actual cookies. I’m not sure what it is, but there is just something so yummy about cookie dough before it goes in the oven.
These healthy, no bake snickerdoodle energy bites give you all of the flavor of snickerdoodle cookies in bite size cookie dough balls that you can feel good about eating. They are egg-free as well as gluten-free and made without any refined sugar to make them a bit healthier for you than traditional cookie dough.
Not only are these bites delicious, they are also incredibly easy to make. The dough is made entirely in a food processor and consistent of just a few simple ingredients. I know you will love these!
Cookie Dough Energy Bite Ingredients
Cashew Butter: Cashew butter has a mild flavor that almost tastes like cookie dough on its own. When you add the vanilla extract and cinnamon, the cashew butter really gives these energy balls that snickerdoodle flavor. When buying cashew butter make sure to get one that is made with minimal ingredients (just cashews or cashews and oil is best) and that doesn’t have any added sugar. My favorite cashew butter to use for this recipe is my Homemade Cashew Butter which makes these bites extra tasty and delicious.
Old Fashioned Oats: be sure to use gluten-free rolled oats if you need to keep this recipe gluten free.
Chia Seeds: these add the perfect punch of fiber and healthy fats.
Maple Syrup: for just a touch of sweetness. You could easily swap this for honey if you prefer.
Vanilla Extract: this adds the perfect vanilla flavor.
Cinnamon: for that classic snickerdoodle flavor we’ll need lots of cinnamon.
Coconut Sugar: last but not least we’ll need a some coconut sugar for rolling the bites.
How to Make Snickerdoodle Energy Bites
Step One: Add all of the ingredients to a food processor.
Step Two: Pulse the food processor until all of the ingredients are well combined and a dough has formed. Scrape down sides of the food processor if needed.
Step Three: Use a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon to scoop out the dough. Then, use your hands to roll the dough into balls.
Step Four: Add the coconut sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of salt to a small bowl and mix until well combined.
Step Five: Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Step Six: Enjoy! Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.
Tips and Tricks for the Best Energy Bites
These snickerdoodle balls taste great as is, but there are a few things that you can do that will really make them even better.
Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top! This is my favorite way to really bring out the snickerdoodle flavor in these energy balls. Right after rolling the balls, give them a generous dusting of extra cinnamon.
Add some sea salt! I am a huge fan of adding just a little bit of salt to my sweet treats. Just a pinch of sea salt on top of these balls really helps to add an extra depth of flavor that I know you’ll love.
Roll them in sugar! If you want your energy balls just a touch more sweet, you can roll them in a combination of coconut sugar and cinnamon for that classic snickerdoodle touch.
How to Store Your Energy Balls
My preferred method of storing these energy balls is in the freezer. While they do freeze solid, I find that they don’t freeze too hard and that you can’t pop one out of the freezer and immediately enjoy a quick bite.
I like to make a double batch of this recipe and then store the bites in a reusable plastic container or storage bag. If you prefer, you could store the energy balls in the refrigerator instead.
I hope you give these Snickerdoodle Energy Bites a try! It’s the perfect cozy and delicious drink to sip on all season long.
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