Monday, February 6, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Yes, you saw the title of this post correctly. Today I am featuring the amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites! Earlier today on Nourish’s Facebook page I discussed the negative impacts of sugar on our beautiful bodies. Large amounts of sugar can lead to disease, cancer, skin irritation, and fertility related issues. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is loaded with sugar! We, as consumers, and our own health advocates need to be mindful and aware of what is in our food.

Try to avoid processed foods as much as possible and those that contain sugar and other “refined” ingredients. Most importantly – stay away from trans fats. Now most labels will show a zero next to trans fats. The FDA has actually approved food companies to list trans fats as a whopping zero if the product contains 500mg or less. 500 mg! Trickery! A tip from Nourish, scan the ingredients. If you see hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil – this is a trans fat. Do not purchase this product and tell your friends.

Okay back to the tasty treats! If you doubted this post and the fact that I would post a recipe with white sugar, raw egg, and pounds of butter – you were right J These cookie dough bites include all natural nut butter, only a couple tablespoons of natural sweetener, and 80% organic raw cacao chips. I have seen variations of this recipe gracing healthy food blogs everywhere! With a modification or two of my own - I finally gave in. These delicious bite sized balls of deliciousness can be whipped up using a mere five ingredients and will require ten minutes of your time. I promise they will be worth it!

Oh…and don’t plan on eating only one J


1/3 cup organic rolled oats
2/3 cup of your favorite nut butter (I used all natural peanut butter)
2 tablespoons of honey (agave or dates would also work)
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
80% raw organic cacao chips


Add the oats to a food processor or high-speed blender and turn these oats into lovely oat flour in no time.

Next add the nut butter, sweetener and vanilla and blend or process again until the mixture resembles cookie dough.

Transfer the “dough” into a medium-mixing bowl, add the cacao chips and stir with a spoon. Use your hands to roll the dough into bite-sized dough balls and place them in a storage container with a lid. You don’t want your new tasty treats to get dry!

Remember that sharing is caring J Enjoy!

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