Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate chip cookie dough bites are made without eggs; therefore, the dough can be eaten with pleasure! Roll your cookie dough balls in with more chocolate chips and sprinkles for fun, addictively-delicious treats.

Feel free to add some vegan white chocolate chips to these treats as well as dark chocolate chips.

A hand holds a cookie dough ball over a bowl of more of the treats.

Vegan Cookie Dough

There are some advantages to being vegan. When you make chocolate chip cookies you can eat all the dough you want without the fear of getting sick. I mean, how great is that? Of course, we still have to worry about ensuing tummy aches if we eat too much of the stuff. [Sigh] Even silver linings have their dark spots.

The good news is these Vegan Cookie Dough Bites are easy to make and even tastier to eat! Just make sure you’ve got some friends around to share them with so you don’t eat too many.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using oat flour keeps this recipe gluten-free, vegan, easy to make, and healthy
  • Peanut butter adds more than flavor, it creates a smooth consistency as well
  • Vegan chocolate chips bring it all together, making every bite absolutely delicious!

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Oat flour — It’s easy to make your own oat flour from oats (see the recipe below)
  • Peanut butter — I recommend creamy peanut butter, but crunchy works, too.
  • Agave nectar — Use agave nectar or substitute maple syrup.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips — There are so many dairy-free chocolate chips to choose from these days.
  • Toppings — Add your favorite toppings such as sprinkles, finely chopped pecans, coconut flakes, or cocoa powder.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

It’s fun to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites!

  1. Dough. Combine oat flour, peanut butter, agave nectar, and vanilla in a food processor. Pulse several times until combined.
  2. Test. Take a test of the dough by forming a ball with your hand. You’re looking for a dough ball that holds its shape.
  3. Transfer the dough to a bowl and add chopped chocolate chips. Stir until well combined.
  4. Use a cookie scooper to create balls from the dough. Add toppings if using. It can help to roll balls with wet hands to create round balls.
  5. Store in an airtight container. These will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Ingredients, like flour and peanut butter, are in the bottom of a food processor bowl.

To make the dough, combine oat flour, peanut butter, agave nectar, and vanilla in a food processor and pulse several times until combined. 

That’s the basics of the dough. Pretty simple! But next, I liked to test the dough to make sure it’s the right consistency.

Looking down on a bowl full of cookie dough with chocolate chips recently added.

Here’s how you do it: scoop out a bit of the dough and roll it into a ball with your hands. If the dough seems moist enough so the ball stays together nicely, then it’s good. A dry or crumbly dough needs more agave or peanut butter. If it’s too sticky you can add more oat flour.

Transfer the dough to a bowl and add chocolate chips and/or any other favorite add-ins, like chopped nuts. Then use a cookie scooper to create balls from the dough.

A plate holds several cookie dough bites, all with lots of chocolate chips!

Use a cookie scoop to create balls from the dough. Roll the balls in sprinkles if you like that topping.

Looking down on a bowl full of chocolate chip cookie dough balls.

Recipe Notes

Everyone loves a good Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. However, these unbaked cookie dough bites are pretty fabulous, too! Here are some tips I like to use for this recipe:

  • I used peanut butter, but you can substitute vegan butter
  • To make low carb cookie dough bites, use almond flour instead of oat flour
  • If you don’t have the patience for rolling, you can eat the batter straight out of the bowl
  • These are great frozen! Simply store them in a freezer bag and serve them cold.
  • You can also roll these balls in finely chopped nuts, cocoa powder, and even ground flax seeds (a good source of those healthy Omega-3s!).

I was inspired to make this recipe thanks to the lovely Heather of Sprinkle Bites and her cookie dough balls. She dipped hers in melted chocolate. Holy mother of chocolate! As tempted as I was to do that, I went for the quicker route of rolling them in sprinkles. How fun!

Several chocolate chip cookie dough balls are on a plate.

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A plate holds several cookie dough bites, all with lots of chocolate chips!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are made without eggs, therefore the dough can be eaten with pleasure… especially with chocolate chips and sprinkles!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 balls
Calories: 114kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups oat flour
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup agave nectar (or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Optional toppings: Sprinkles finely chopped pecans, coconut flakes, or cocoa

Instructions

  • Dough. Combine oat flour, peanut butter, agave nectar, and vanilla in a food processor. Pulse several times until combined.
  • Test. Take a test of the dough by forming a ball with your hand. If the dough seems moist enough so the ball stays together nicely, then it's good. If the dough seems dry or crumbly, add another teaspoon of agave or peanut butter until you get the desired consistency. If it's too sticky you can add more oat flour.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl and add chopped chocolate chips. Stir until well combined.
  • Use a cookie scooper to create balls from the dough. Add toppings if using. It can help to roll balls with wet hands to create round balls.
  • Store in an airtight container. These will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Notes

Make oat flour by adding uncooked oatmeal (either rolled oats or instant oats) to a food processor or blender and pulsing until a flour forms.
Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2020 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

20 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom Reply

    These look like they would be perfect for any party or holiday!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyCookin' Canuck Reply

    What pretty photos! I love that you can nibble on the raw dough.

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlymegan @ whatmegansmaking Reply

    These look so good! I love anything “cookie dough”. I think I’ll try these for my sister-in-law’s wedding!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyGrace Reply

    You are so smart! My kids love cookie dough. At first glance I thought they were truffles as well. I love quick and easy and of course delicious.

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyElle Reply

    Whoa-these are genius! I love it when mistakes are almost better than what you had in mind. Love them!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Me too! Happy accidents!

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