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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites (gluten-free, dairy-free, naturally sweetened) | lifemadesimplebakes.com
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites Recipe

These chocolate chip cookie dough energy bites are healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth! They’re loaded with wholesome ingredients and taste absolutely amazing!
Prep Time20 mins
Set Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 balls
Calories: 76kcal


  • 14 medjool dates pitted (fresh, soft and sticky)
  • 8 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut toasted
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Pulse dates in a food processor until a paste forms. Add the almond butter, flaxseed, ¼ cup of toasted coconut, oats, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Pulse until combined (see picture above). It should look like a thick crumb mixture. Pinch the mixture in between your fingers to see if it holds. If not, add 1 tablespoon warm water to the mixture and pulse for 15 seconds. Continue if needed until the mixture is sticky (but not too soft, you want it to hold its shape).
  • Transfer mixture to a medium mixing bowl and fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Using a mini or standard size cookie scoop, portion the dough, then roll into smooth balls with your hands. Store in a ziploc bag or airtight container in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving, or for up to 1 week.


You can easily swap out the chocolate chips for more nuts, dried fruit or seeds.
-When making these gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan, please use the appropriate products. I have general ingredients listed, however, you can easily swap them out for your favorite ones :)


Serving: 36g | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg