Enjoy these simply as the choco-chip cookie dessert balls they are, or roll these chewy, nutty balls in your choice of topping – goji berries, cacao or coconut – so that every bite is uniquely delicious.
Chocolate chip cookie dough balls: need we say more? (And it’s safe to eat.)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
MAKES 26 BALLS. HANDS-ON TIME: 20 MINUTES. TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES.*
*PLUS CHILLING TIME.
1¼ cups large flake oats ¾ cup unsweetened flaked coconut ¾ cup natural peanut butter 5 tbsp raw honey 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp pure vanilla extract ½ cup dark chocolate chips flaked or shredded coconut, unsweetened cacao powder or goji berries, for rolling
1. In a food processor, pulse oats and flaked coconut until coarsely ground, 30 seconds. Add peanut butter, honey, oil and vanilla; blend until mixture comes together, 30 seconds. Add chocolate chips; pulse 10 times to combine.
2. Transfer mixture to a bowl. With wet hands, form 1 tbsp dough into a firmly packed ball. Roll in your choice of topping then place on a large parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, 2 hours. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
PER SERVING (1 ball): Calories: 130, Total Fat: 9 g, Sat. Fat: 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g, Carbs: 10 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 3 g, Sodium: 1 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg