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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites [Gluten-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free, No-Bake]

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are made of vegan, gluten-free, edible cookie dough and feature an optional chocolate drizzle.

chocolate chip cookie dough bites

Do you know what the best part of being a food blogger is?

Tasting. Well, biting would be more accurate…

You know, I never realized how difficult it would be to “bite” into a ball of cookie dough until I was faced with the task of taking a picture of it. I definitely ate more than my fair share of these no-bake nom noms (for photography’s sake of course).

But not everything involved in making these little bites of lusciousness was all rainbows and chocolate chips. For some strange reason, when I went to make another batch, well…um, let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. I’ll just get to the point, which is always, always write down your measurements when testing a recipe.

chocolate chip cookie dough bites

I thought I would remember, but I was mistaken. That reminds me of a shirt my dad used to have when I was growing up. It said…

“I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.”

Well, I was very mistaken and shaken (LOL – couldn’t help it) by the cookie dough catastrophe. So, I did the only thing I could think of…I attached a memory machine to my brain and found the recipe!

chocolate chip cookie dough bites

Hahaha! I wish! What I did was make them again that afternoon with some tweaks from the morning’s fiasco. Then I brought them to my chiropractor’s office and offered the staff some samples while telling everyone about my near nervous “bakedown.” Well, I guess it was more of a nervous “no-bakedown,” but whatever!

Another patient even got in on the action. Hey, the more tasters, the better! πŸ™‚

After getting all the feedback, I realized there was just one little smidgen of a change to be made. So, of course, when I got home, I made the third batch of the day. And you know the saying, “third time’s a charm!”

chocolate chip cookie dough bites

And yes, I wrote that “charm” of a recipe down and now I’m going to share it with you…

But first, please note that these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Vegan
  • Refined Sugar-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • No-Bake
  • Oil-Free (when made without the optional chocolate drizzle)

OK, now let’s get no-baking! πŸ˜‰

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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By Sherri Hall Serves: 12
Prep Time: 25 minutes

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are made of vegan, gluten-free, edible cookie dough and feature an optional chocolate drizzle.


  • 5 teaspoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (for the optional chocolate drizzle) vegan, refined sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil (for the optional chocolate drizzle).



Using a spoon, mix applesauce, coconut sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl.


Stir in oat flour and salt.


Fold in 1/3 cup chocolate chips.


Use a small cookie scoop (I used a #50 disher) to scoop out dough and form into balls with your hands. Place dough balls onto parchment-lined baking sheet (makes approximately 12 dough balls).


Place in freezer for 10 minutes.


If using the chocolate drizzle, make while cookie dough bites are in the freezer by combining 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring between each one, until chocolate is smooth. Set aside until ready to use.


Dip a small spoon into the melted chocolate and using a back and forth motion, drizzle a line of chocolate across the top of each cookie dough bite. Repeat going in the other direction, if desired.


Place cookie dough bites in the freezer for 10 more minutes.


Keep cookie dough bites refrigerated for three to five days.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

So, tell me…

Do you love cookie dough?
Drizzle or no drizzle?
Did you make these cookie dough bites?
If so, please leave a comment below πŸ™‚ And, tag me on Instagram @sweet_enough_blog and use #sweetenoughblog. I’d ♥ to hear from you! πŸ™‚

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  • Reply
    September 12, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    NERVOUS BAKE-DOWN, love it πŸ˜‰

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      September 18, 2018 at 11:18 am

      LOL Thanks Melissa! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Jessica Formicola
    September 18, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I am a total cookies dough lover! I could snack on these all day long!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      September 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      You and me both! Thanks Jessica!

  • Reply
    September 18, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Anything with chocolate chips is good with me! These wouldn’t last long around our daughter.

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      September 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Same with my kids! LOL πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Renee @ReneesKitchenAdventures
    September 18, 2018 at 11:49 am

    What a great little healthy snack idea!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      September 21, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you Renee! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    September 18, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I love cookie dough! These bites look like the ultimate snack!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      September 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Cookie dough rocks! Thanks Natalie! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Lisa Bynum
    September 18, 2018 at 11:56 am

    My eight-year-old would love these. I am forever trying to keep his hands out of the cookie dough when we bake cookies! Now he can have his cookie dough and eat it too.

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      September 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      LOL! Thanks Lisa!

  • Reply
    September 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Oh I love these! I make my own version, but haven’t tried applesauce. Can’t wait to make yours! And I love it that you used oat flour too. Yum all around…just pinned!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      September 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks Traci! I will have to check yours out too!

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