Monday, 23 January 2017

Chocolate Coated Cookie Dough Balls

Happy Monday my lil chickpeas! I'm a little bit excited to share today's recipe because one word... Cookie Dough. Yes. You know I love my little energy balls of joy and oh yep, I love cookie dough too... So it seemed right to create these cookie dough bites. I mean who can resist? Not me.

I could spend a good paragraph going on about how these beauties are raw, packed with wholesome ingredients, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, guilt free cookie dough bites. OR I could just go straight on to telling you how GOD DAMN DELICIOUS THEY ARE! And yep you can feel god damn good about eating them, inside and out!

They're so so easy to make too, like literally there is no excuses. You just throw everything into one bowl, melt your chocolate, roll (lick the bowl too), freeze and then dig right in! I mean what could be better?

And let me tell you each mouthful is soft and gooey with hints of the nuts butter and gooeyness from the added dates. Although if you prefer some dairy free chocolate chips for extra chocolate goodness by all mean go for it! And then the chocolate coating add the perfect amount of sweetness and slight crunch with each bite.

I suggest you get making these now just don't be tempted to eat them all in one go...

 1 cup oats
1 cup coconut flour 
1/3 cup nut butter
1/4 cup agave syrup 
1/4 cup chopped dates (or you could use cacao nibs/chocolate chips)
2 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 
2 tbsp non - dairy milk * 
Your favourite dark chocolate above 75%

Lay a tray or plate with baking paper and set aside. Place your oats into a blend and blitz them until a flour. Place your oat flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, nut butter, agave syrup, vanilla extract into a bowl and begin to mix. Gradually add your milk and continue to stir, a thick gooey dough should form, you may need to add more milk to get everything to stick. But make sure you don't add to much so you can still roll the balls. Then stir into your dates until full mixed in.

Using your hands or a spoon grab a little bit of the mixture and roll into evenly sized balls it should make around 10 - 12, depending on how big you want them. Place them aside on the plate while you melt your chocolate.

To melt your chocolate break in evenly sized pieces into a small bowl. Place over a saucepan of boiling water and stir until it's fully melted.

Take each of your cookie dough balls and roll into the melted chocolate until full coated (embrace the chocolate fingers here) then place out evenly on your plate. Place these in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes or until the chocolate has set. Then tuck in and enjoyyyy!

These will be fine kept stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week!