A Chocolatey Introduction To Raw Food: Choco Chip Bites

I love food and like to try different things so I decided to dive into raw food. I wasn’t really sure what to expect and my husband thought I was off my rocker.

I made these cookie dough bites last week and they ended up being a big hit, even with my 4 year-old picky eater, and put a few in her lunch the next day.

My husband didn’t want to admit that he liked them but he did send our daughter into the kitchen, twice, to get a few more of these bites for him. I couldn’t believe this was made from only a few ingredients. I like to eat a few of these dough bites before or after a work out. They also make for a nice little treat at night when my sweet tooth comes out.

What you’ll need:

1 cup raw cashews or unsalted

¾ cup dates

1 tsp. vanilla extract

a pinch of salt

1/4 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand)

Directions:

Put the above ingredients,  except for the chocolate chips, in a small food processor blender, and blend until it reaches a dough-like consistency. Place the cookie dough in a medium sized bowl. Add the chocolate chips and stir it in. Using damp hands, take about half a tablespoon of dough in your palm and roll (or squish) around until it forms a small ball.

Put the dough bites in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes to set. Enjoy! If there are any bites left, place in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.