In The Kitchen

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

These toddler approved peanut butter cookie dough bites are usually gone the same day I make them.

We tend to avoid sweets for the kids in our house, except a few things (like birthday cake) that I just can’t let go of quite yet. But even then, the baking I do now is usually refined sugar free and made with wheat flour alternatives so they are a little healthier in my opinion. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why my boys get so excited when I make these peanut butter cookie dough bites! And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t use them as incentive for them to finish their veggies some days.

When I whip up a batch of these, they hardly last. Mostly because the boys gobble them up, but I tend to sneak a few too. They taste exactly like peanut butter cookie dough – totally irresistible. Using very minimal ingredients, and honey and dates to sweeten, these are a great little treat!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Pulse all ingredients together in a food processor until finely ground. 

Optional: Scoop the mixture into a large bowl and add some mini chocolate chips or chopped up nuts. It’s so easy to vary this recipe!

Scoop by tablespoon and firmly press into a ball, then roll it between your hands to smooth it out.

Place onto a plate or baking tray and put them in the fridge to firm up a bit. 

These will keep in the fridge for about a week or a few months in the freezer, but they’ll likely be gone long before that!

**alternatively, if you are worried about the small balls posing a choking hazard for your little ones, you can always press the mixture into a baking pan and cut them up into little bite size squares.

 

I hope you enjoy these! Let me know what you think!

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