Cookie Dough Bites


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Cookie dough bites are balls of cookie dough that require no baking! Made with no raw eggs and no raw flour, these cookie dough balls are secretly healthy! 

cookie dough bites.

Is there anything as good as raw cookie dough?

I think not. There are a plethora of ways to enjoy it. You can make them into bars, fold it through ice cream, or even give it a healthy spin, by making protein bars with it. The best way, though, is to enjoy them as bite sized balls.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Just 4 ingredients. All you need is almond flour, syrup, coconut oil, and chocolate chips. 
  • Ready in 5 minutes. No baking and no heat treating flour needed, so these come together in no time. 
  • No flour or eggs. Like edible cookie dough, these are safe to eat as they are. 
  • Secretly healthy. No grains and no refined sugar needed, these are actually pretty much guilt free (like healthy cookie dough).

Can we lament about how perfect the texture is? Thick, chewy, fudgy, and loaded with chocolate chips. Honestly, you’ll have to resist polishing them all of at once!

Ingredients needed

You will love the simple ingredient list to make these no bake cookie dough bites. If you’ve ever made one of my healthy desserts before, you probably already have everything on hand. Here is what you’ll need: 

  • Almond flour. I used blanched almond flour. Regular almond flour works, but it will be darker in color. 
  • Maple Syrup. Adds sweetness and keep these super fudgy. 
  • Coconut Oil. Coconut oil helps hold the cookie dough bites together. 
  • Chocolate Chips of choice. 

Start by adding the coconut oil and maple syrup to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2o seconds until the coconut oil has melted and whisk together.

Next, add the almond flour and mix until a thick dough remains. Using a rubber spatula, fold through the chocolate chips.

Now, using a cookie scoop or hands, form 2o-30 small balls of dough and place them on a lined plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until they have firmed up. 

cookie dough balls.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • If your batter is too thin, add some extra almond flour to thicken. If the batter is too crumbly and difficult to form into balls, add a dash of coconut or almond milk to it.
  • To form uniform balls, lightly wet your hands and form into balls yourself. 
  • Reserve a handful of chocolate chips to roll the balls in, to ensure each one is full of chocolate chips. 

Dietary swaps and substitutions

The beauty of these cookie dough balls is that they are so easy to adapt to a plethora of diets or eating styles. Here is what we’ve tested: 

  • Cut the carbs. Swap out the syrup and chocolate chips for keto maple syrup and sugar free chocolate chips.
  • Make it nut free. If you have an almond allergy, swap out the almond flour for oat flour
  • Swap out the syrup. Both agave nectar and honey works just as well as maple syrup. 
  • Add mix-ins. Fold through chopped chocolate, nuts, seeds, or even candy bits. 
  • Use butter. If you aren’t a fan of coconut oil, swap it out for softened butter. 

Storage info

  • To store: These can be stored at room temperature, in a sealed container, for up to 5 days. The cookie dough balls are best stored in the fridge, as they will remain thick, chewy and fudgy. They will keep fresh for up to 2 months. 
  • To freeze: Place the cookie dough bites in a ziplock bag or in a shallow container. Frozen cookie dough bites will keep for up to 6 months.
no bake cookie dough balls.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these gluten free?

Yes, these have no flour or grains in them and are suitable for celiacs.

Do cookie dough bites have to be refrigerated?

For the best texture, store these in the refrigerator at all times.

Can I bake these?

If you bake cookie dough bites, they will be soft, chewy, and have a slight shortbread texture.

no bake cookie dough bites

Cookie Dough Bites

5 from 214 votes
Cookie dough bites are balls of cookie dough that require no baking! Made with no raw eggs and no raw flour, these cookie dough balls are secretly healthy! 
Servings: 20 Bites
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 6 minutes



  • Line a plate with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, add your coconut oil with maple syrup and heat until melted. Whisk together until combined.
  • Add your almond flour and mix very well, until a thick, crumbly texture remains. If the batter is too thin, add a little extra almond flour. Fold your chocolate chips.
  • Using your hands or a cookie scoop, form 20-30 balls of cookie dough. Place each ball on the lined plate and refrigerate until firm.


To store: Healthy No Bake Cookie Dough Bites can keep at room temperature, for up to 7 days. Cookie dough balls are best stored in the fridge, in a sealed container, for up to 2 weeks.
To freeze: Cookie Dough Bites are freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1BallCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSodium: 58mgFiber: 2gCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. My son and I have made these 3 times in the past month! We used regular pure maple syrup and added a splash of vanilla extract….AMAZING!