Whether you are a mom on the go (or dad!) or a student who needs a quick afternoon pick me up. These sweet little edible cookie dough protein balls are for you! So often I find myself running out the door to an activity or errand with my toddler only to get in the car and realize I haven't eaten anything. I know in that moment we will inevitably end up in the Chik Fil A drive through. It's just the truth.
These edible cookie dough protein bites are loaded with 10 grams of protein in one serving and I used Nutsola grain free granola to really amp up the flavor and add some superfoods! Nutsola is a grain & gluten free granola mix that has nuts, chia seeds, dates, fruit, and other whole foods that you can literally see in each handful. No filler, no added sugar. I was gifted 2 bags, Vanilla Almond and Banana Nut. I loved both and I have my eye on trying the Peanut Butter flavor next.
These edible cookie dough balls are SO simple and keep very well in the fridge for a week or so. Pop a couple in to your purse or diaper bag and you won't go hungry. The "cookie dough" is made up of cashew butter and Nutsola granola mix. I added in a dash of honey and vanilla and of course had to add sprinkles. You could totally add chocolate chips or any other cookie ingredients you love!
Here's how I did it
Make the Cashew Butter Using 2 cups of roasted, salted cashews blend them in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Depending on the blender/food processor this could take anywhere from 3-5 minutes. Be patient!
Add in Your Fixins After the cashews have become smooth, add in 1 cup of granola, 1 tablespoon honey, 3 tablespoons protein powder of your choice (I use this), 1 tsp vanilla, and 2 tablespoons sprinkles (optional)
Form the Balls I used a small cookie scoop to form the edible cookie dough balls. It made roughly 24. I couldn't count them all before I started eating ?
Enjoy! 2 cookie dough protein bites per serving!
Cookie Dough Protein Bites
- 2 cups roasted salted cashews
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sprinkles
- 1 cup of Nutsola granola mix or sub in 4 chopped dates
- 3 tablespoons of your favorite protein powder
- In a food processor blend cashews until they form cashew butter, 3-5 minutes
- Add in vanilla, honey, Nutsola mix, sprinkles, and protein powder
- pulse a few times until combined
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop 24 balls and roll them to form perfectly round protein bites