Healthy No Bake Snickerdoodle Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

These healthy no bake snickerdoodle bites are a protein-packed, low carb and keto-friendly snack! Ready in under 5-minutes, these soft and chewy energy balls are made with wholesome ingredients, are loaded with cinnamon and taste like raw snickerdoodle cookie dough! Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free. 

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No Bake Snickerdoodle Protein Balls

Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookies, mainly because I am OBSESSED with cinnamon.

I love cinnamon in my breakfast oatmeal, in protein bars and even in flourless fluffy cinnamon roll pancakes. It’s time for a holiday twist on the classic energy balls.

With the holiday season in full swing, I’m in need of a quick protein-packed energy snack. I mean, buying presents, testing holiday recipes AND photographing said holiday recipes DOES take it out of you.

When it comes to protein-energy ball recipes, I need them to use wholesome ingredients and be super low carb. The reason for this is that I find having keto and sugar-free friendly snacks between meals to keep me WAY more energized than a carb or strictly protein-rich snack. 


Not only are these snickerdoodle no bake bites ketogenic, sugar-free and low carb, but they also fit a paleo, vegan and gluten-free diet! 

These Healthy No-Bake Snickerdoodle bites taste exactly like snickerdoodle cookie batter and I’m not even joking. Why? You’ll see in the recipe I post tomorrow.

The texture of these snickerdoodle balls are soft and chewy, and seriously remind me eating raw cookie dough, with a cinnamon sugar twist. 

Healthy No Bake Snickerdoodle Bites- An easy recipe for soft, chewy 5-minute energy balls which are protein-packed and made sugar-free and keto! Also paleo, vegan and gluten-free! The perfect Christmas or holiday snack which tastes like cookie dough! #ketodessert #ketorecipe #vegansnack #energybites #proteinballs #snickerdoodle

What do Snickerdoodle Cookies Taste like? 

People often ask me what exactly is the snickerdoodle flavor, and I say CINNAMON SUGAR, but better. For those of you who aren’t huge fans of cinnamon, the flavor really isn’t overpowering- It’s light, delicious and almost like cinnamon toast. 

Energy bites are a savior though- They literally take 5 minutes to whip up and you can jive to Britney Spears ‘Gimme More’ twice (10 minutes total) while they firm up and then voila- A sweet snack ready to… with you?



Healthy No Bake Snickerdoodle Bites- An easy recipe for soft, chewy 5-minute energy balls which are protein-packed and made sugar-free and keto! Also paleo, vegan and gluten-free! The perfect Christmas or holiday snack which tastes like cookie dough! #ketodessert #ketorecipe #vegansnack #energybites #proteinballs #snickerdoodle

No Bake Snickerdoodle Bites

These healthy no bake snickerdoodle bites are soft, chewy and the perfect 5-minute keto and sugar-free energy ball recipe! Made super low carb and sugar-free, they are the perfect holiday and Christmas snack to enjoy anytime! Paleo, Vegan, gluten-Free. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, australian
Keyword: Christmas, energy balls, holidays, no bake, no cook
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 18 Bites
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Arman Liew



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sweetener, cinnamon, and mix very well.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your sunflower seed butter with your sticky sweetener until combined. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix very well. If the batter is crumbly, add milk one tablespoon at a time until a thick, formable batter is present. Using your hands, form into small balls and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sweetener and mix well. Gently roll each ball in it and refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until firm.


* I used a monk fruit maple syrup. You can also use brown rice syrup, maple syrup or agave nectar.
No Bake Snickerdoodle Bites can keep at room temperature, in a sealed container, for up to 1 week. They are best kept refrigerated and are also freezer friendly. 


Serving: 1Ball | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg | NET CARBS: 1g
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Healthy No Bake Snickerdoodle Bites- An easy recipe for soft, chewy 5-minute energy balls which are protein-packed and made sugar-free and keto! Also paleo, vegan and gluten-free! The perfect Christmas or holiday snack which tastes like cookie dough! #ketodessert #ketorecipe #vegansnack #energybites #proteinballs #snickerdoodle

Banana Bread Bites

No Bake Banana Bread Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like banana bread without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites

Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites- Delicious, healthy bites which taste JUST like a Pumpkin Spice Cake without the need for baking! Quick, easy and a delicious snack! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo}

Ferrero Rocher Bites 

Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Bites- A quick and easy snack! {paleo, vegan and gluten free!}


Bloggers/Readers, do you notice similarities within a short time frame? 

What are your thoughts on blatant copycat recipe rip-offs?

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86 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Snickerdoodle Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

  1. I wonder if I’ve seen copycats and not even realized it wasn’t your recipe! You definitely have a signature style that would be pretty ballsy and stupid to rip off – that said I guess it’s another sign you’ve made it big!

  2. OMG I text Amanda all of the time about copycatted recipes that I see! A few lately, makes me angry. I pretty much stopped reading one blogger in particular who I feel does it often. Yes, of course, like you said, nothing is overly new and we will end up repeating similar ingredients but some bloggers are seriously copying…I caught one blogger who copied my post word for word as their own and I freaked on them in a polite, business like way and that took care of that 🙂

  3. Luckily, no one has tried to copy me (that I know of) because apparently my content isn’t worth copying? There’s your sign! While I appreciate that there are only so many different ways to do the same thing, I agree with you–find A WAY to make it your own, and cite that you are taking inspiration from the other person. If anything, it improves your SEO so BOOM BETCHES.
    I love snickerdoodles and gingerbread. That is my contribution to the food side of this discussion.

  4. Oh man, you totally know my feelings about lazy bloggers who just copy other people’s work! There is a certain Klassy Kow out there who makes her entire living off of copying other people. That’s just lazy and shameful, and I’m surprised she can look at herself in the mirror at night. But enough of that soapbox…I’m off to make some Healthy No-Bake Snickerdoodle Balls today! 🙂

  5. I can definitely say I have never seen a Camel Pie recipe out there. 😀 (sorry, had to!).

    I can’t even anymore – this has been happening to my recipes for YEARS, and all I can do is know that … karma. Karma Happens. it does.

    on the flip side, when I am adapting a recipe, I often don’t even POST a recipe, I’ll just talk about what I did differently and LINK TO THE ORIGINAL. and I always attribute inspiration. because, I don’t want that bad juju connected to MY blog, you know? *shudder* you get what you give, or something like that. life’s too short – if you are going to DO something, why not make it your own??!?! how is copying and cheating even FUN?

    snickerdoodles. *snicker* I love them!

  6. Wow, I would be pissed if someone copied my recipes! Not that I make recipes, but you know what I mean. Do you approach the people who stole your work?

  7. I think this is a really tough one. I mean on the one hand, as you say, nothing’s ever really new. You can get inspired by something you’ve read weeks later without realizing it or you pick up phrases or expressions others often use without the intention to copy someone. It certainly happens to me. And talking about copying recipes is extra hard. A banana bread is a banana bread and there’s only so much to change about it. Yet there’s the question if you really have to post another banana bread recipe when you didn’t really come up with anything fresh and new about it.
    On the other hand what you describe here is clearly crossing the line. It’s irritating, wrong and in the end just plain sad for the copyist. I haven’t noticed something like this myself but I don’t read many blogs lately.

    Now on to the snickerdoodles. I have always loved the name but I have never tried one before. The recipe looks delicious. You make me fat!

  8. Copy cat blogging is the worst!!! It infuriates me! I have no issue if you want to share my recipe but PLEASE for the love link back and give some credit! It’s all about karma! 🙂

  9. When I see a copy cat recipe I’m just like *awkward* and wonder if the author of the original recipe will say anything. Even when bloggers copy topics and basically say the same thing, but don’t reference the 1st blogger I feel a bit uncomfortable.
    But at the same time, nothing is new… and where did the 1st blogger find their inspiration?
    I do think the 1st blogger has the right to say something, but I imagine most don’t.

  10. I know just what you mean about copycatting – ugh. But as SpaBettie said, it’s all about karma. And believe you me, it’s much better to do right by people than invite the bad karma that comes from the opposite. Maybe you can give your sister a job – going after all the bad boys and girls on the Internet. After all, she’s fearsome, right:)? Or your mother – she’ll set them straight, stealing from her boy. I’m kidding about a serious subject, but one that is much less important than snickerdoodles, which are delicious in baked and no-bake form when made by you 🙂

  11. Haha I think some of my recipes are too strange for people to copy! But I’ll definitely be on the look out for copycats of yours and Amanda’s recipes. It’s something I hadn’t really noticed before, but like you said NOTHING is really original any more so it’s hard to catch. Anyways, these look great! I love how you have a basic bite formula that can be made into so many different delicious varieties!

  12. i do see sometimes happening between famous bloggers (also its a sign you are influencing many people, go Arman!). I havent seen that with my recipes but i know where you are coming from. As someone in a creative field, you are constantly inspired by something around you but that doesnt make it right to copy others hard work and claim it to be yours. i think its always great to share others work and give them the due respect they deserve. i’d want people to credit me for my work and i will reciprocate the same way.

    on a different note, i love these bites/bites esp since its no bake.

  13. So you listen to Britney while creating your recipes? It’d only be fair to give her some credit for the inspiration 😉 .
    Honestly, though, it’s seriously gotten bad in terms of recipe stealing. Within the past weeks only I’ve seen a handful of bloggers posting others’ recipes. One I didn’t understand as she credited the original creator, even linked to her blog but still posted the exact same recipe with perfectly styled pictures … That didn’t make any sense.

  14. What in the world… I would be LIVID! We all work so hard to be creative and make our blogs beautiful, provide quality content and such… that’s frustrating. I’ve never noticed it myself but I think if I did, I would say something LOL

  15. I see this ALL the time on Insta especially. While the recipes themselves don’t always have to be super original, I believe it’s absolutely imperative for bloggers to carve out their own look, feel and voice. I mean, what’s the point of trying to share a message and help someone if it’s not yours? Le sigh… I guess it’s a sign that you have huge influence so keep on doin yo thang

  16. I am so sorry that your recipes were ripped off! It’s such a bummer to see others not coming up with their own ideas. However, it’s very difficult to be creative. You do find similarities in every recipe, but at least they use their own photos and have different ingredients, measurements and tags. What’s NOT acceptable is making a recipe 99% similar to someone else’s!

  17. Soapbox rant justified… this happened to me and I hardly ever post recipes! They used my pictures and everything!
    I haven’t got a clue what snickerdoodles are or what they taste like but from the ingredients I think awesome… 🙂

  18. Ugh to the copycats! You’re completely right: giving credit where appropriate and being inspired is one thing, but readers can tell when the copying is blatant!
    These looks delicious. If you opened up a no-bale bakery, I’d be your biggest customer.

  19. Just saw this post from Amanda’s link up, not sure how I missed it! I guess I have such a weird combination of allergies it would be really tough for my recipes to be copied (lots of bloggers are gluten free, but everyone else is obsessed with ALL THE NUT BUTTERS I CAN’T EAT) and I also don’t have photos nearly as attractive as yours over here. Still annoying though – it’s a bit plagiaristic if that’s a word 😉

    1. I don’t think photos are that much of an issue, it’s more so when others copy your recipe writing style or rip off your recipe and add one minor addition to it without crediting you or the original source. Frustrating, unethical and really off-putting. I think plagiaristic should be a word 😀 Make a legal word for it!

  20. Well these look fabulous and snickerdoodles are the best. On the other hand, I’ve definitely seen copycat recipes when specifically looking for something and been like “wait, I literally just read the same thing”. Not cool. One perk of not really posting any recipes on my blog, not that that is any reason not to, I just am horrrrrrrrrible at coming up with things I just throw stuff together. I’ll leave the recipes for pros like yourself! 🙂

  21. Dear Arman, these almost look like donut holes! Your snickerdoodle bites sound fantastic…also love an easy snack and your no-bake bites are the best. I think we have all been there as far as seeing our recipes copied. I guess as food bloggers it comes with the territory. A while back there was a site that was taking recipes from a whole bunch of bloggers, and you have no idea the hassle it was to try and get them taken down. So many complain reports needed to be filed, and I’m not even sure to this day if was ever taken down. Not a fun thing and certainly not acceptable. It’s a sensitive subject, but good thing you made these snickerdoodles to calm us all down afterwards. Take care my friend, Catherine

  22. I’ll be honest. I was skeptical of how these would turn out, texture-wise. Your photos make them look amazing, buuuut… could I achieve that? (spoiler: yes) I’ve been meaning to make these for weeks and finally got around to it on Monday. I was worried for a while there, as I added tablespoon upon tablespoon of almond milk (ended up adding 4, as I used the protein powder). But then magic happened. And I had these amazing cookie balls. Now I’ve made balls several times before, and they generally last about a week. These didn’t stand a chance. lol They were gone in half a week. I did overdo the coating, as I hoped rolling them twice would use up the cinnamon sugar mix, but I ended up just having to give up and throw the remains in a jar for the next time I need such a concoction. 😀 Man, you make some ridiculously delicious stuff. I look forward to making more. Thank you so much for doing what you do! 🙂

  23. Love love love this recipe! I was just looking for something simple and healthyish, and instead I found myself effectively eating cookie dough. Thank you!!

  24. Any chance I can just throw all the ingredients into a Vitamix and voila? Anyone tried that? That is my kind of no bake…

  25. Someone should do that make a nice caramel ball base out of dates, protein powder n stuff put some chopped roasted peanuts mixed in and then just roll in chocolate powder, yum. Kinda surprised noone has ! Any chance I might see that soon ?

  26. Hi there, just wondering if the fibre has been deducted from the carbs? Just want to confirm if these are 3grams carbs net or total? Thank you 🙂

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