What’s better than a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough. Unfortunately, cookie dough doesn’t cut it as a health snack (I’m sorry to break it to you) BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t still get those cookie dough flavor you love in a healthier snack. All you need are 5 ingredients, a food processor, and 15 minutes of freezer time.
I’m going to be straight-forward with you. There aren’t actually any oats in this recipe. Or butter. Or added sugar. Instead, dates and cashews are pulsed into a sticky dough and then given a flavor boost from vanilla extract, cinnamon, and chocolate chips. While there aren’t any traditional cookie dough ingredients (save for the cinnamon and chocolate chips), these bites truly do taste like chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough! To enhance the flavor of the chocolate chips, you can also add a pinch of salt (yes, I know that makes this a 6-ingrient not 5-ingredient recipe), but it’s completely up to personal preference! I recommend making the batter as is first, give it a taste, and then add in salt if you feel it isn’t cookie dough-worthy yet.
As I mentioned in my previous date bite post, I recommend storing these bites in the freezer especially if you plan on packing them for school or work so they don’t get too melty by the time lunch or snack-time rolls around.
So here’s a toast to eating cookie dough all day long!
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Yummy and perfect!!! Yes to storing bites in the freezer! They are so good slightly hard too <3
Thank you 🙂 So glad you agree about storing them in the freezer – I like them slightly hard as well!