Cookie dough. Who doesn’t love it? But there’s that whole raw egg thing (which admittedly I never let stop me) and of course those darn calories. Why does cookie dough have to taste so good?!
Luckily, I came up with a recipe for Paleo Cookie Dough Bites so we can enjoy our tasty cookie dough without all the guilt.
Of course you don’t want to gobble down the whole batch at once, but at least this gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free version is better for you than regular cookie dough.
Plus these Paleo Cookie Dough Bites are quick and easy to make. It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up a batch, then you pop in the fridge or freezer to chill for a while and roll into balls. Easy peasy!
Ready for the recipe?
Paleo Cookie Dough Bites recipe:
¼ cup coconut oil, melted or softened
2 Tbsp canned coconut milk* (this is the brand I use)
1 Tbsp coconut cream (from the top cream of your canned coconut milk) (optional)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
1.5 cups almond flour
⅓ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Note on the canned coconut milk – I tried other non-dairy milk, like almond milk, coconut milk from a carton, etc. but canned coconut milk is the best. You can try another “milk’ if you’d like, but I only recommend canned coconut milk. It gives these Paleo Cookie Dough Bites a richer flavor that’s so good!
All you have to do is whisk together the coconut oil, coconut cream (optional), vanilla extract and honey; then stir in the almond flour and finally fold in the chocolate chips.
You can add a little more honey or maple syrup if you prefer more sweetness.
Chill for 30-60 minutes until firm and roll together into 1/2″ balls.
One batch makes 18-24 Paleo Cookie Dough Bites.
Your only challenge is to not eat all these tasty bites at once.
Hint: hide them in a container in the back of your fridge and you won’t be as tempted to eat one every time you open the door. Or you could always share with your family; they’re guaranteed to go quickly!
Paleo Cookie Dough Bites
The quick and easy way to satisfy a craving for cookie dough!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 18-24 1x
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted or softened
- 2 Tbsp canned coconut milk*
- 1 Tbsp coconut cream (from the top cream of your canned coconut milk) (optional)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup**
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- ⅓ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- Mix the coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut cream (optional), vanilla extract, and honey together in a mixer or whisk by hand. Stir in the almond flour until blended, then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes until chilled and firm, then roll into ½” balls.
*You can use another milk like almond milk but these cookie dough bites taste much better with canned coconut milk.
** Like a sweeter cookie dough? Add another tablespoon or two of honey or maple syrup.
Mama to 6 Blessings says
Wow those look amazing! Yum! I could eat the whole bowl, what a healthier option too!
I have to admit I am curious. I was a chocolate chip dough eater as a child (Grandma always had the extra dough in the fridge) and yet I won’t let me daughter eat it. So…I’m curious to try your recipe – excited!
Amber Edwards says
Oh my goodness, these would not last long in my house! Like, all my favorite paleo ingredients right here! And my husband could actually enjoy this one too! But that would mean I’d have to share….I think I’ll keep them hidden. lol
Love cookie dough, I am going to pin this for sure. Would be great to add it to a smoothie also, might have to play around with it and make a recipe for that!
Bridgette Lough says
Hi, I have tried these and they are amazingly good. But i need to be able to see the sugar amount and carb amount in these when they are done. I have to watch everything I am eating. Thank you.
These are delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe. We needed a dessert that was easy to make and delicious. Making a double batch today after making one for last night’s movie.
Is there a substitution for the coconut oil? I don’t care for the strong taste. Avocado oil maybe?
You can try avocado oil. I love coconut oil myself so I haven’t tried any other oils for this recipe.
Just made these. I recommend adding a pinch of salt. Easy and delicious. And I’m trying not to eat them all in one sitting 🙂
Is the chocolate chips that are mentioned in the recipe Paleo since its made with cane sugar?
For 100% Paleo, no-sugar chips, I make this candy and chop up the pieces and use those for Paleo recipes. http://www.injoynow.com/home/334-for-the-love-of-chocolate-candy.html
What brand dairy free chocolate chips do you use? I’m having trouble finding any that are full paleo/sugar free. Thanks!
We use Enjoy chocolate chips but they are not 100% sugar free. I like to make this homemade candy http://www.injoynow.com/home/334-for-the-love-of-chocolate-candy.html and use the bits for 100% Paleo ‘chocolate chips.”
Followed recipe exactly and did not love the strong coconut taste. I do agree that a dash of salt helped. This was mentioned in a previous comment.