Ok… these are the best creation ever! I’m definitely a health conscious eater. My philosophy is, you are what you eat. I feel better when I eat well. I’ve even grown to crave and love healthy food! Now, don’t get me wrong, I have a sweet tooth just like the next person! That is why I need a little sweet bite ready when a craving hits! So I combined my two favorite flavors, chocolate and peanut butter, to make these cookie bites! They couldn’t be easier, and they’re actually good for you! How many desserts can you say that about? I keep them in the fridge so they are a bit firmer than when they sit at room temp. Just be careful, you can’t just eat one!
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup regular rolled oats (Use GF oats if you want it GF)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp agave nectar
3 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp pure maple syrup (add gradually until desired consistency is achieved)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1. In a food processor, process the oats until very fine, like a flour consistency.
2. Add in the almond meal, cocoa powder, salt, and agave and pulse until combined. Now add in vanilla and maple syrup gradually until desired consistency is achieved. Process until a dough forms. Stop to scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary. Dough will be very sticky! If it is too sticky to make balls, you can add a bit more almond meal.
3.Scoop dough into a bowl. Use a small ice cream scoop to form balls with the dough (lightly wet fingers if necessary). Roll them between your hands to form a ball. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Note: If dough is too dry, add a bit more maple syrup. If too wet, add a bit more almond meal.