No Bake Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

  • Servings : 15
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 30m

These ‘no bake’ ground-almond, peanut butter (or PPB!) & chocolate-chip cookie dough bites are not only super healthy but taste AMAZING!!


They are easy to make and can be stored in the fridge for when ever you have a sweet-tooth craving!


Nuts such as almonds provide a variety of key nutrients that help promote a healthy body, including the essential fat ‘linoleic acid’, thiamine, vitamin E, magnesium & calcium.


I made these cookie dough bites with PPB (powdered peanut butter, available from Amazon) and found the chocolate variety to produce the richest flavour (they tasted like truffles!). So if your tooth isn’t as sweet as mine, go for the original or stevia variety or stick with regular peanut butter :)


Do let me know if you make them too!


P.S To make a protein powder version of these check out my No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls! 


Recipe inspired & adapted from [here].



  • 1/4 cup (55g) chickpeas or white beans*
  • 1 cup (100g) ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp xylitol**/stevia/sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter/4 tbsp PPB+2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

*I used tinned chickpeas/cannellini beans – drained

*Xylitol is a healthier alternative to sugar and I buy mine from Holland & Barrett


Cookie Dough Bites

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Step 1

Add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips into a food processor & blend until smooth.

Step 2

Scrape out the mixture into a bowl & add in the chocolate chips with your hands.

Step 3

Scoop out a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball with damp hands. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used up.

Step 4

Pop onto a plate lined with baking paper & chill in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before enjoying or storing in the fridge for later!


Cookie dough bites

Images copied righted to Bazzerio.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

No Bake Cookie Dough Balls

Protein Cookie Dough Balls*Protein cookie dough balls – check out the 7th comment below from Hadee (@gymforwomen) to see how he tweaked the recipe!

No Bake Cookie Dough Balls

Cookie dough balls

Cookie Dough Balls

Cookie dough bites

No bake cookie dough bites

*This recipe was filmed in collaboration with Hale Naturals. I do not the promote products featured more than others that I have not featured. This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    67 Kcal
  • Carbs

  • Protein

  • Fat


Recipe Comments

Comments (23)

  1. posted by Hayley on January 19, 2014

    I’ve had a sugar craving all day and these have kicked it into oblivion!
    Was just about to pop to the shop when this recipe came up on Twitter, so glad I tried it instead. I ran out of ground almonds so substituted half for coconut flour and it worked a treat. Thanks for posting!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 19, 2014

      Hurray! Aw that’s so great to hear Hayley :) xx

  2. posted by Emma beale on January 19, 2014

    Are these made with tinned chickpeas?

  3. posted by Samantha Hadadi on January 20, 2014

    These are absolutely delicious! Doubled the recipe so I had a batch for me (with Lindt 99% choc chips) and a batch for my little boy with raisins. We both loved them – can’t see them lasting more than a few days!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 20, 2014

      Ooh I love the raisin swap! Thank you so much for your lovely comment (and picture!!) Sam! xx

  4. posted by Hadee on January 20, 2014

    I used bits from this recipe and the protein balls recipe and created something special. Nic these are ridiculously tasty!

    I used only 50g of ground almonds.and used 50g whey protein to boost the protein intake. I didn’t have any white beans or chickpeas so I just used more peanut butter. It tasted amazing. Love these. Love this recipe. Love your site!


    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 21, 2014

      Hurray! Love your tweaks and thank you so much for your pic! x

  5. posted by Eryl on January 21, 2014

    Hi Nic,

    My partner’s allergic to peanuts, could you advise what we could use instead of the PPB?

    Love your website!

    Xx :)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 21, 2014

      Hello! You could use cashew or almond butter :) thanks! xx

  6. posted by Nics on January 24, 2014

    Hey Nic!
    As you know, we didn’t have all the ingredients. Replaced vanilla with almond essence and peanut butter with almond butter. What we ended up with, was what can only be described as Marzipan! :) My boyfriend and 7 year old were in heaven! Like guilt-free marzipan with dark chocolate! Thank you again! These are the perfect after school treat for my little one.
    Nics xx

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 24, 2014

      Omg that sounds amazing!!!! Thanks for the fab suggestions Nic!! xx

  7. posted by Kerrie on February 9, 2014

    Can I use cacao nibs instead of choc chips

  8. posted by Sarah on March 19, 2014

    Hi! These look really good, but I’m allergic to nuts, can you think of anything i can substitute them for?

  9. posted by Audrey on May 9, 2014

    Are the nutrition facts stated on here? I can’t find them! (Calories, sugars, etc)? Thanks :)

  10. posted by Audrey on May 9, 2014

    Haha just kidding I found it! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I love it!

  11. posted by Hannah on June 17, 2014

    Hi Nic,

    How long will these keep in the fridge for? Also… I only had regular sugar in… how much better are the other substitutes? Thanks x

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 17, 2014

      For a few days at least.. over a week ?! .. however long you can make them last ;) ?! Hehe! Substitutes may release their energy more slowly/have added nutrients :) xx

  12. posted by Polly A on October 15, 2014

    Any suggestions for nut substitutes? My partner is allergic to nuts but really wants to try some of your recipes x

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 15, 2014

      Hello! Use ground seeds e.g. flaxseeds and a seed butter :) x


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