Oatmeal Cookie Dough Date Bites

These oatmeal cookie dough date bites taste like dessert, but are healthy enough for a snack. All you need are 5 ingredients, a food processor, and 15 minutes of freezer time.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Healthy, No-bake, Oatmeal, Vegetarian
Servings: 16
Author: The Healthy Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup packed dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of chocolate chips I recommend using dark chocolate
  • Pinch of salt optional

Instructions

  • Soak dates in bowl of hot water for 10 minutes.
  • While dates are soaking, pulse cashews in food processor until it looks like small pebbles (you want it too look just a tad bigger than “dust”). Pulse in cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Once softened, add in dates and pulse together until a sticky dough forms. If your mixture isn’t sticking together, add in some water, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Once the mixture reaches desired consistency, taste and add salt if desired.
  • Finally pulse in chocolate chips until just combined (it’s okay to have a few whole chocolate chip pieces left).
  • Place foil or parchment paper over a small baking sheet. Roll mixture into 16 small balls and place on the foil or parchment paper. Place baking sheet in freezer and let sit for 15 minutes. Transfer bites to a closed container and store either in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition for 1/16 of recipe: 90 calories, 4 g fat, 12 g carb, 2 g protein