Vegan edible cookie dough bites take the danger out of eating cookie dough and replaces it with a touch of health and a load of deliciousness. Cookie dough has been a forbidden snack and for good reason. There are raw eggs in cookie dough which can be dangerous to eat.
That didn’t stop many of us from licking the spoon after our mom’s made fresh cookies when we were kids. But we can do better. Of course, we are a stubborn bunch so getting rid of eating raw cookie dough altogether was never an option.
Instead, our options were to either continue risking our lives for that amazing treat or to find a way to remove the risk. That is where this edible cookie dough bites recipe comes into play. These bites are vegan, they are delicious, and, more importantly, easy to make.
You don’t even need to turn on the oven. Instead, you can make these dough bites and serve them up at your next party or gathering and your guests will love them.
Vegan Edible Cookie Dough Bites Ingredients
The ingredients are the most important part of this recipe. In fact, they are the reason we are here. The goal is to remove the dangerous stuff, eggs, from cookie dough. But you need to find a replacement that works. You will need oat flour, vanilla, vegan chocolate chips, and a pinch of salt for the basic dough.
But we still need something that will hold it altogether like the eggs do. That is when we reach for maple syrup. The syrup will act as a bonding agent as well as a source of flavor. Lastly, we use pitted dates to help bind everything together and add even more flavor.
The end results are cookie dough bites for parties that your guests will eat up in seconds.
Why are eggs in cookies? Eggs act as a source of moisture, protein, and as a bonding agent. They serve many purposes in cookies that are unseen and mostly, tasteless. But you can’t make fluffy, chewy cookies without eggs. There is a starch in the flour that bonds with the liquid in the eggs which is where you get the chewy results from.
But we aren’t baking vegan edible cookie dough bites so there is no need to worry about the protein or the liquid and starch reactions. Instead, we just want to make sure the dough has that consistency as well as flavor. That is why we can easily replace the eggs with syrup and dates.
Serving Up Cookie Dough Bites
Serving vegan edible cookie dough bites at parties will not be as simple as forming the balls and putting them in a serving bowl for guests to eat. These bites are moist which means people won’t want to eat something someone else has touched.
There are a couple of options for serving these bites at a party. The best option is to place a couple of balls in a cupcake paper for people. They can grab their cupcake paper filled with bites and eat them one at a time. You can also place the balls in a grid on a serving tray with a toothpick in each one.
The goal is just to make sure that no one touches the other bites so everyone can enjoy them.
In a food processor bowl or Vitamix blender add dates, vanilla, syrup & salt, and process until smooth.
Remove ingredients and add to a large bowl.
Add in oat flour and mix with your hands. If batter is to sticky, you can add more flour (1 tablespoon at a time) the batter is at a good consistency when it holds its shape, and you can form balls.
Add chocolate chips and mix to combine.
Roll into ball bites and refrigerate.
Vegan Edible Cookie Dough Bites
- 1 Cup Pitted Dates
- 1/4 Cup Oat Flour Add more if dough is too sticky
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- Pinch of Salt
- In a food processor bowl or Vitamix blender add dates, vanilla, syrup & salt and process until smooth.
- Remove ingredients and add to a large bowl.
- Add in oat flour and mix with your hands. If batter is to sticky, you can add more flour (1 tablespoon at a time) the batter is at a good consistency when it holds its shape, and you can form balls.
- Add chocolate chips and mix to combine.
- Roll into ball bites and refrigerate.
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