These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites are the best no-bake treat! Paleo, vegan, nut-free and so easy to make, they are a family favorite!Jump to Recipe
No-Bake Cookie Bites
Who doesn’t love a good cookie recipe? I mean, come on. Cookies! And ones that you don’t have to cook = so much yes!
I was inspired to make these cookie bites after I published my 3-Ingredient Brownie Bites. I received an email from a reader telling me how much she loved the recipe but how she deeply wished she could find a similar recipe that was nut-free to make for her daughter with a nut allergy.
As a teacher, I know many families deal with food allergies nowadays. Some of these allergies can be mild while others come with scary reactions and can even be life threatening. Nut allergies tend to be the most prevalent and scariest. Many schools have implemented “nut-free” policies to help protect students with life-threatening nut allergies.
Why these cookie bites are awesome!
- No baking! If I can make a healthy treat that doesn’t require my stove being turned on, you better believe I am all about it!
- Nut free. Whether for your family needs or for safely snacking on the the go.
- Protein and healthy fat. These coconut chocolate chip cookie bites are loaded with hulled pumpkin seeds (or pepitas, as they are sometimes called) in place of the nuts. They add the protein kick that we mamas and papas love these date bites to have and keep all of the amazing flavor!
- So yum. You will find yourself whipping up a quick batch so you can always have some on hand! T
- Easy. Life is to crazy for complicated recipes!
- Perfect for on-the-go! Just grab one to munch on in the car or to throw in a lunch box!
- Not a coconut fan? No worries! Just skip rolling the bites in coconut! Or roll them in more ground pumpkin seeds or chia seeds. The coconut flakes are added to keep keep the sticky-factor to a minimum when eating and is totally an optional step.
- If nut-free is not a concern, feel free to replace the hulled pumpkin seeds in this recipe with cashews or walnuts. Both are delicious alternatives that will work.
Other healthy no-bake treats!
- Raw Brownie Balls
- Watermelon Cucumber Popsicles
- Berry Hydrating Popsicles
- Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
- Frozen Watermelon “Popsicles”
- Healthy Tropical Creamsicles (with Veggies!)
- Watermelon Mint Slushies
- Easy Green Smoothie for kids
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
- 1 1/2 cups hulled pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas)
- 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips (these are the ones I used)
- 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted
- 1/8 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut for rolling optional
- Pour hulled pumpkin seeds into your food processor and run until finely ground. Pour into a medium bowl and set aside.
- Place the pitted dates in the (now empty) food processor and run. Make sure you evenly distribute the dates in the food processor. Dates are taxing on food processors and we want not make the job harder on this beloved (and needed) appliance. Run until the dates are well chopped and form a ball in the food processor. Now, brace yourself. This step might cause your food processor to shake. Just hold it down with your hand for your own peace of mind and it’ll all be over in a minute or two.
- Once the dates have formed a ball in your food processor, add the pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, and sea salt to the food processor and run until everything is well combined. You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor and run it again to make sure everything gets mixed in.
- The mixture may appear crumbly. Using clean wet hands (this helps the date batter from sticking to you) smoosh and roll the date mixture into golf ball sized bites. Arrange them on a plate or cookie sheet. If the mixture is too crumbly to form balls easily, add the water to the food processor and run again to help the mixture be sticky enough to hold together.
- Once done rolling the bites, pop them into the freezer for an hour to harden up a bit. After, you can garnish them by rolling them in shredded coconut, but this is an optional step!
- Store in an air-tight container for 7 days in your fridge or freezer.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!
These sound delicious! Do you use raw or roasted pepitas?
Our family loves these! We use cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips and they are delicious!
Yay! I’m so glad!
Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.