Raw Espresso Bean Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

Raw espresso bean cookie dough bites, from Cheap Recipe Blog

I’m always on the lookout for healthy dessert recipes. Especially ones that don’t taste like they’re healthy. Know what I mean? I can sniff out untasty yet “healthy” dessert recipes from a mile away. Like really sour fruit-based desserts, watery or dry desserts. You know the drill.

This particular recipe – raw espresso bean cookie dough bites – totally satisfies my dessert cravings. It tastes like raw cookie dough. It delivers a jolt of caffeine thanks to the espresso beans. And it’s healthy in the fact that it uses uncooked and unprocessed ingredients. What more could you ask for?

Raw espresso bean cookie dough bites recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Technically, if you consider the fact that chocolate-covered espresso beans are processed, this recipe is not raw. But if sticking to a raw diet is important to you, you could certainly substitute raw cacao nibs or something similar.

I recently made another raw dessert: Raw carrot cake. What is happening to me? I don’t recognize my dessert repertoire anymore!

This recipe is adapted from the fabulous Averie Cooks.

Raw Espresso Bean Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

Yield: 17 cookie dough balls

Total Time: 10 min

A word of warning: Be careful not to over process these ingredients when using a food processor. You could quickly go from the perfect consistency to something that resembles cashew butter.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate-covered espresso beans, pulsed in food processor a few times to break up

Directions:

  1. Using a food processor, pulse cashews and oats until they become a fine powder. Add agave nectar (or honey), maple syrup, and vanilla until incorporated. Do not over-process.
  2. Stir in chopped espresso beans by hand. Form into bite-sized balls and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve, or freeze to eat later.

5 Responses to “Raw Espresso Bean Cookie Dough Bites Recipe”

  1. 1

    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 19, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    Thanks for trying my recipe! I bet they’re extra good with the espresso beans!

  2. 2

    Erin — October 20, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    All my favorite things squished into one beautiful ball, and it’s even raw food, wahoo!!

  3. 3

    Alyssa (Everyday Maven) — October 21, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    I love little bites like this! How are the smoothie breakfasts going?

  4. 4

    Courtney — April 13, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    My husband is going to love this recipe – I am enjoying all your really creative recipes!

    • Haley replied: — April 14th, 2014 @ 3:39 am

      Thanks Courtney!

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