Snacks

Monster Cookie Dough Energy Balls

Happy Monday, friends! How goes recovering from the weekend?! I don’t know about you, but I am majorly craving some big salads and smoothies this week! It’s actually going to be kind of a crazy week because I have a lot to get done. Sophie and I leave for Minnesota on Friday! We’re headed back to my “homeland” while Brig takes finals. I’m going to be working on a fun project while I’m there which I can’t wait to share with you guys!! After our Minnesota trip, we’ll meet up with Brig in Chicago to spend Christmas with my mom. December will be a wild month of traveling, but we are so excited!

Anywho – I have been anxious to share these monster cookie dough energy balls with you guys. I am OBSESSED. They are the perfect little snack that satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping hangry at bay. They’re super quick to throw together and only require 5 ingredients – all of which you very likely have in your pantry right this minute! I used the brand Unreal‘s milk chocolate gems (I get them at Whole Foods) but you can obviously use any kind of chocolate candy similar to m&ms.

Although I actually am more of a cookie person as opposed to eating raw dough (it freaks me out, and I just think a warm, gooey cookie tastes better) these energy balls have that cookie dough texture and it is goooooood. Brig is a cookie dough fanatic and really loved these (and he can be hard to please πŸ˜‰ ) What do YOU think is better – cookie dough or cookies?

I hope you guys try these monster cookie dough energy balls and LOVE them! As always — leave a comment, send me an email, take a photo – I love to hear from you!

Tips for my allergy friends: These are gluten-free and dairy-free! If you’d like to make them nut-free, just substitute peanut butter with sunbutter! Easy peasy.

Monster Cookie Dough Energy Balls

Monster Cookie Dough Energy Balls
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Serves: about 20 energy balls
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ c gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 c natural chunky peanut butter (salted!)
  • ½ c raw honey
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ⅓ c chocolate candies
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse oats a few times to break down just a little bit.
  2. Whisk together peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Add in the oats and stir to combine. Fold in the chocolate candies. Using a cookie scoop, form the dough into little balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Ruby
    November 28, 2017 at 10:05 am

    These sound crazy delicious and are waaay too easy! Haha I think I’m gonna have to whip some up this week for sure- I’m still craving sweets despite the Thanksgiving overload. Also, I’m usually like you, more of a fresh-from-the-oven cookie kinda girl, except if I’m going through something stressful or PMSing, I usually just want to eat cookie dough straight from the bowl! Is that weird?

    • Reply
      Lucia
      November 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Ugh, I know – like how can I still be craving dessert?! Haha. Also not weird at all girl – I toooootally get it!

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    Liz
    November 27, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Girl you were totally reading my mind with these! I LOVE monster cookies and these sound like the perfect merge of cookie and energy ball! Have so much fun in Minnesota πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Lucia
      November 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Aren’t they the best cookies?! Thanks, girl!! πŸ™‚

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    Maddi Richardson
    November 27, 2017 at 11:48 am

    They’re so cute!! I might go make them right now πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

    • Reply
      Lucia
      November 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Yaaassss girl do it!!

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