These healthy cookie dough balls are an easy and delicious snack that everyone will love.
Who doesn’t love cookies? And who doesn´t love to snack the raw cookie dough while preparing them? These cookie dough balls are healthy, filled with cashew and oats, sweetened with honey or maple syrup, and only five ingredients total so you don´t have to feel guilty when snacking them! Plus they are super simple to make and you can make them ahead of time to have for the entire week.
All you need is a mixer, about five minutes, and some refrigeration time and you’ve got yourself the best little healthy cookie dough balls ever.
Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese — nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.
Oats are rich in complex carbs and fiber, but also higher in protein and good fat than most other grains. They are very high in many vitamins (B1, B5, B6, B3) and minerals. Oats contain many powerful antioxidants, including avenanthramides that help reduce blood pressure and provide other benefits. They are also high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous benefits. It helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness.
Cacao nibs are small pieces of crushed cacao beans that have a bitter, chocolatey flavor. Raw cacao nibs (from unroasted cacao beans) are loaded with nutrients and powerful plant compounds that have been shown to benefit health in many ways. Unlike many chocolate products, cacao nibs are naturally low in sugar. They’re also a good source of fiber, protein, healthy fats and many minerals, including zinc, magnesium (known as an “anti-stress vitamin” for its soothing power), phosphorus and manganese (vital for healthy bones), iron and copper (needed for producing red blood cells that supply oxygen to your body). Additionally, cacao nibs are packed with potent plant compounds, including flavonoid antioxidants, a group of phytonutrients found in almost all fruits and vegetables that are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits.
These energy balls and other variations are always part of my HYGGEFOOD BOX. So if you are too busy to prepare them, but you still want to indulge in these delicious treats and you live in Nuremberg give them a try and order your box here!
Prep. Time: 30 minutes I Makes 12-15 balls
COOKIE DOUGH BALLS
- 100 g cashews
- 50 g oat flakes or oat flour (gluten-free if you are gluten intolerant)
- 3 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup if you are vegan
- 3 tbsp raw cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/2 teaspoon bourbon vanilla powder
- a pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- Put the cashews and oats in a food processor and process until ground into a fine meal.
- Add all the other ingredients except for the cacao nibs and process until you get a uniform sticky mixture.
- Transfer to a bowl, add the cacao nibs and combine everything.
- Form small balls with your hands and let them cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Ready to enjoy and share with your friends!