Just because you cut out sugar, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun.  These little bites taste like cookie dough but lucky you, they have no gluten, dairy, or refined sugar. 

Made with just a few simple ingredients, these energy bites are sure to power you through an afternoon of work, or re-fuel you post-workout.  They’re also great as an after dinner-treat.  On second thought, they may actually be TOO good.  I’ve had four already and I’m only on the second paragraph. 

Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids.  Our diets commonly lack these essential fats, which are directly linked to benefits including heart disease prevention and improved cholesterol.  Fiber-rich dates are also known to aid in digestion. 

So basically eat “cookie dough,” re-fuel, reduce your heart prevention risk, and no stomachache or bloating to show for it?  Count me in!

 

Paleo Cookie Dough Bites

2 cups pitted dates

1 cup walnuts

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

2 tbsn coconut oil

1 tspn vanilla

1 tspn salt

  1. In a large food processor combine dates, walnuts, coconut, coconut oil, vanilla and salt.
  2. Blend until It forms a crumbly and sticky dough.
  3. Using a tablespoon or your hands, roll the dough into little bite-sized balls.  The dough may be slightly crumbly.  If you squeeze the dough between your fingers, it will release some of the coconut and natural nut oils and form a cohesive ball.
  4. Once rolled, place the balls in the freezer.  I like to eat them straight from the freezer but you can move to the fridge after an hour if you prefer a softer consistency.

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