4-Ingredient Cookie Dough Bites
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5-Ingredient Cookie Dough Bites

Simple. healthy and delicious. All you could ask for in a snack. They're sweetened with dates and filled with cashews, oats and cocoa nibs for a healthier cookie dough bite. Did I mentioned they're done in under 10 minutes?
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: vegetarian
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup cashews, raw or roasted unsalted
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa nibs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water as needed


  • In a food processor, add all of the ingredients except for cocoa nibs and water. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed. If too dry, add water, 1 tablespoon at the time until the mixture sticks together without sticking too much to your hands.
  • Add the cocoa nibs and process a few more seconds until mixed in.
  • Roll the dough between the palm of your hands to form 10-12 balls.



They can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, although I prefer to keep them in the fridge or freezer. They can be eaten straight from the freezer and it keeps them fresh.
You can use mini chocolate chips instead of the cocoa nibs if preferred. Add at the same time as you would the cocoa nibs.
For smoother energy bites, add the cashews to the food processor first and process until it forms a flour before adding the remaining ingredients.