No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites (5 Minutes!)

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Holding a chocolate chip cookie dough bite over a jar with more energy bites

Need cookie dough, like NOW? We’ve got you covered! Meet these chocolate chip cookie dough energy bites. They taste just like cookie dough but come together in 5 minutes with just 1 bowl and 8 ingredients

Vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and perfectly sweet and chewy. Great for lunch boxes or as a quick snack or dessert! Let us show you how!

Cashew butter, vanilla, salt, chocolate chips, oat flour, maple syrup, coconut flour, and almond flour

These EASY cookie dough bites start with a creamy combination of cashew butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Then come the almond, oat, and coconut flours to bring the dough together. Dessert with healthy fats and a touch of fiber and protein? Twist my arm!

Stirring together cashew butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl

Then it’s time to add the ever-essential chocolate chips (we like mini chips!). They wouldn’t be cookie dough bites without them, after all!

Chocolate chips in a bowl of edible cookie dough

Finally (~4 minutes later…) the ingredients are mixed, and it’s as easy as scoop, roll, devour! No chilling required, friends.

Rolling a no-bake cookie dough ball between hands

We hope you LOVE these edible cookie dough bites! They’re:

Perfectly sweet
Quick & easy
& Taste just like cookie dough!

They’re perfect any time you need cookies fast (read: always) or don’t want to turn on the oven. And they keep well all week long in case you need an afternoon treat to look forward to during the work week (we thought so!).

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Holding up a half eaten cookie dough bite to show the inner texture

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites (5 Minutes!)

Chocolate chip cookie dough energy bites that taste just like cookie dough! Vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. Ready in 5 minutes with just 1 bowl and 8 ingredients!
Author Minimalist Baker
Fingers holding a edible chocolate chip cookie dough bite
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 (energy bites)
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 1 Week


  • 1/2 cup raw cashew butter (we like Artisana)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup almond flour (we like Wellbee’s or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (ground from rolled oats // ensure gluten-free as needed)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or sub more oat flour)
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips (dark or semi-sweet // we like Enjoy Life // or chopped chips/chunks)


  • To a medium bowl, add raw cashew butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir well to thoroughly combine. Next add almond flour, oat flour, coconut flour, and salt. Mix very well. You may need to knead the dough with your hands. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out tablespoon-sized amounts of dough and roll into balls, repeating with remaining dough.
  • Enjoy at room temperature or chilled from the refrigerator! Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
*Inspired by Meet the Source Bliss Balls.

Nutrition (1 of 12 servings)

Serving: 1 energy bite Calories: 168 Carbohydrates: 17.2 g Protein: 4.6 g Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 2.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8 g Monounsaturated Fat: 2.1 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 27 mg Potassium: 198 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Sugar: 9.1 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 37 mg Iron: 1.6 mg

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  1. Julz says

    Really good! It reminded me of maple fudge, the texture and the taste (well, if you remove the chocolate chips 😀).
    If I do the recipe again, I would reduce the maple syrup. It’s a little too sweet for my taste, but the kids loved it!

  2. Leah Dsouza says

    we love this!!! so easy and delicious. i use less maple syrup because 1/3 cup is too sweet for us, and it is still delicious! great consistency too.

  3. Kelly Jolly says

    Made the recipe as written, except I subbed smooth natural PB for cashew butter, and they are absolutely delicious. It’s hard to stop eating them. I made my own oat flour in the food processor, and though it wasn’t super, super fine like the kind you can buy in the store, they turned out perfectly for much less money than premade oat flour.

    I love this blog for the simple recipes that turn out consistently well. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Kelly. Thank you so much for your kind words and support! xo

  4. Nadia says

    This is such an easy, delicious treat loved by kids and adults! I have used cashew butter and peanut butter but prefer pb because I love a good pb&chocolate dessert. It is just like cookie dough! think it tastes even better the second day.

  5. Annie says

    Ridiculously easy and absolutely delicious! Cookie dough ready in under 5 minutes! And these are majorly kid-approved as well! 👌🏼👌🏼

  6. Karen says

    These look great- for them, and other unbaked or not-yet-baked vegan recipes I thought one wasn’t supposed to eat unbaked flour? But almond , coconut and oat flours are safe? Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Karen, we haven’t found it to be an issue, but if concerned, you can make homemade almond flour and oat flour and use oat flour in place of coconut flour. That way you’re just consuming blended up oats and almonds!

  7. Liza LaCasse says

    Did this with natural peanut butter (it was the only nut butter in the house) and drizzled melted chocolate icing (from another MB recipe!). It met with the greatest of approvals from the most critical of judges… my husband and granddaughters! This is a great one to make with kids. My 3 and 9 year old girls had a blast mixing and rolling.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed them, Liza! Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jen! We think these could work with tahini and other nut butters! The flavor of other nut butters might be more pronounced, we find raw cashew butter has the most neutral flavor! If using a different nut butter you might need more or less flour. We suggest checking out the consistency of the dough in the photos and video!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Lindsey! We haven’t tried these without oat flour, but you could try using a bit more coconut flour and almond flour until the right consistency is reached! Check out the photos and video to gauge how much flour you will need!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Susie! This recipe relies heavily on nuts on the texture of the cashew butter and almond flour, because of this we don’t think it will work completely nut free!

    • Bethany says

      Maybe you could try using sunflower butter (a seed not a nut so many people with nut allergies can eat it!) or tahini, and subbing coconut or oat flour for the almond meal? It might not be a perfect substitution but at least it would be nut free :)

      • Susie Oryzak says

        Thank you, I’ll try it! These look like great snacks for school lunches, but schools are nut free!