No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan GF)

Deliciously simple, oat and nut cookie dough bites that are easy to make, naturally vegan, gluten-free and make a healthy snack. They taste just like raw cookie dough with lots of chocolate chips!

I am really embracing all the simple, no-bake recipes at the moment. Sadly, not because of the summer weather (as the UK is still not that warm even for July) but more because I love showing off how simple, delicious and fun plant-based baking, or no-baking, can be. These No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites do just that. They are so easy to make and rely on a few staple and inexpensive ingredients while making the perfect snack.

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

They are filled with good-for-you ingredients like oats and nuts while tasting so much like raw cookie dough. If you’re craving a cookie but do not want to bake, this is your go-to recipe. Rich, slightly sticky, chewy and dense cookie dough bites studded with lots of chocolate chips and a touch of salt for that sweet yet salty tang.

Here’s what we need:

  • Oats: make sure these are gluten-free if needed. Blend them up to form an oat flour. These act as the chewy base for the dough instead of white flour.
  • Ground almonds: add a great nutty and sweet marzipan-like flavour to the cookie dough balls.
  • Nut or seed butter: these snacks are not fussy! Use your favourite nut butter and each will bring with it its own flavour notes. I love to use tahini, cashew or almond butter for the classic cookie flavour. But opt for peanut butter for a more peanut butter cookie take on these snack balls.
  • Maple syrup: helps to bind these cookie dough balls and add the classic sweetness.
  • Coconut oil: again, this helps to bind the balls and add a great texture. You could try vegan butter or margarine if you like.
  • Vanilla and salt: these are so important for the classic cookie dough flavours! I also love using almond essence in baking for a delicious twist.
  • Chocolate chips: essential for the chocolate chip cookie dough! Use your favourite kind of chocolate, too: white, milk, dark (just watch out for non-vegan ingredients).
No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

Add all the ingredients to a bowl, stir together to a sticky dough and roll the mixture into individual No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites. Allow them to set in the fridge for firmer snacks and then eat away! They are great as a mid-morning snack; afternoon pick me up or after-dinner dessert – basically all day long!

I hope you enjoy making these simple, vegan, gluten-free and healthy cookie dough balls next time you fancy something sweet. Make up a big batch to keep you snacking throughout the week and they are also great to make with friends and little ones.

If you fancy some more no-bake simple baking recipes, how about my Chocolate Covered  Banana Pops, Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter Cups,  Double Biscoff Caramel Bars or Easy Vegan Rocky Road.

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan GF)

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Deliciously simple, oat and nut cookie dough bites that are easy to make, naturally vegan, gluten-free and make a healthy snack. They taste just like raw cookie dough with lots of chocolate chips.


  • 70g oats
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 100g runny tahini, cashew or almond butter
  • 60g maple syrup
  • 15g coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond essence
  • A pinch of salt
  • 50g chocolate chips


1. Blend the oats until a flour forms.
2. Place the oat flour in a large bowl with the ground almonds, tahini or nut butter, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla or almond essence and a pinch of salt. Stir until a sticky dough forms. Now fold in the chocolate chips.
3. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll into cookie dough balls. Place on a parchment-lined tray in the fridge to chill for 30-60 minutes.
4. Enjoy from the fridge or at room temperature.
No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

I look forward to hearing what you think of these No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites so let me know below and tag me in your snacks! I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With cookie dough bite love x


21 thoughts on “No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan GF)

  1. naturally.sophiexx says:

    Hey Amy! Looks splendid and another so easy no bake- I am loving reading your no bake recipes for sure. Definitely looks really easy to make especially for a a beginner cook like myself.
    Splendid photography as always and did you make these for Nush and balance fest companies. I remember seeing them sharing your recipe, if I am right? Congratulations 🥳 your cookie dough bites is like my favourite flavour, I would use Moo free choc chips as they are my favourite. Definitely will tag you into my makes/bakes from your splendid recipe blogs.
    Saved to my WordPress saved collection and hope you can check out my food lifestyle blog/Instagram. I have mentioned you and my parents say hi, as well as my dog 🐶 Ben who says woofs xxxx😊😍🌱


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