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Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough Bites | Yup, it's Vegan

Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough Fudge Bites with Chocolate Chips

These healthy vegan cookie dough bites are unbelievably dairy-free, oil-free, free of added sugar, and delicious as all hell. Beloved by vegans and omnivores alike!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, plant-strong, refined sugar-free, soy-free, sugar-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword healthy vegan cookie dough
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Total Yield 16 cookie dough pieces
Calories Per Serving 122 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 packed cup pitted dates soaked in hot water for 1-2 hours (I used deglet noor dates)
  • 1 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (shelled hemp hearts)
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup cooked red lentils
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (optional) (or use cacao nibs for a completely added sugar-free option)

Instructions

  1. Don't forget to soak your dates first before getting started!

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the walnuts. Stir frequently and cook for 3 minutes. Add the hemp seeds and flax seeds to the pan. Continue to cook and stir frequently until walnuts and flax seeds are lightly browned, 2-4 more minutes.

  3. Transfer the walnut and seed mixture to a food processor. Pulse several times, scraping down the sides if needed, until broken into crumbs.

  4. Drain the soaked dates, and add them to the food processor along with the cooked lentils, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend as smooth as possible, scraping down the sides if needed.

  5. Stir in the chocolate chips if using. Line a small, square or rectangular container with parchment paper and spread out the mixture onto the parchment. Let set in the freezer for 1-2 hours; then slice into cubes. Store in the freezer in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

LENTILS: Slightly over-cooked lentils are best for this recipe. Not jazzed about lentils in your healthy cookie dough? Simply omit them (I've tested this and it works). You can also substitute the lentils with 1/4 cup non-dairy Greek yogurt if that product is available in your area.

PALEO OPTION: See above about omitting the lentils for a completely paleo cookie dough fudge.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough Fudge Bites with Chocolate Chips
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie dough square)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.