Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Chocolate Cranberry Cashew "Cookie Dough" Balls

A quick little recipe for you for this month's Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. The theme this month is "Cookie Monster", but I'm on a bit of a health kick at the moment and I'm currently feeling really good about myself. So the last thing I want to eat is biscuits. I tried my hand at a healthy alternative though - healthy vegan cookie dough bites. Raw, vegan, no flour but with a bit of sugar (nobody's perfect). They make a lovely healthy sweet snack.

Use the links below my recipe to check out the other biscuit-y entries in this month's hop!

Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Cookie Dough Bites

2/3 cup raw cashew pieces
1 tbsp dried coconut
2 heaped tbsp rolled oats
2 tsbp cocoa powder
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp dried cranberry pieces (if you have whole dried cranberries, chop them up a bit) 
2 tbsp chopped dark chocolate pieces (about 20g)

To Make
1. Place the cashews, coconut and oats in a food processor and process until they form a flour consistency.
2. Add the cocoa, maply syrup and vanilla extract and pulse until the mixture all comes together.
3. Transfer to a bowl and stir through the cranberry and chocolate pieces.
4. Roll out into balls using your hands and chill for at least 10 minutes before eating.

Makes 10 balls.


  1. Such an interesting take on the cookie theme! Thanks so much for joining in xo

  2. Oh this is something I need to try for the kids school lunch boxes, healthy and sweet!! Perfect.

    1. Yes, they would be great for lunchboxes! I ate them all up so quickly that I'm going to make another batch tomorrow :)

  3. Oh these sound so fabulous! Thanks for sharing for SABH!

  4. These look like a great treat to snack on when 3.30-itis hits - and much better than heading to the vending machine!

  5. They look lovely. Right now I could use something that will make my scales stop saying: "Please, only one Person at a time!"

  6. Healthy and delicious. I could do with a box of these at work

  7. Healthy and delicious. I could do with a box of these at work

  8. Yummy & healthy..Looks lovely & perfect!