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Raw Cookie Dough Energy Balls

raw cookie dough

If you make one new thing this week, let it be these balls of heaven…

I’ve been seeing raw, vegan cookie dough all over instagram and the interweb so decided to track down a recipe and give it a go myself. I found a great recipe via The Kitchn so converted it into grams from cups and added a few tweaks. Below is the end result and I can safely say it comes together like a dream, tastes amazing and is just as moreish as the real stuff. Plus its full of protein, fibre and has no refined sugar while still being sticky and sweet, making it the ideal nugget of goodness to have after working out or just a shitty day at work. These are going to be a staple in my kitchen from here on out so I hope you like them as much as I do…

I made them in my NutriBullet which worked amazingly but a Magimix or any good food processor would be ideal.

142g Cashew Nuts
45g Jumbo rolled oats
Pinch of Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup (the purest you can buy)
1 generous dollop of good quality vanilla paste
dark chocolate chips
1 heaped desert spoon of Maca powder (optional)

Makes 12 (depending on the size of your balls!).

Blitz all the dry ingredients (oats, cashews, cinnamon, salt) in your food processor until they turn into a fine meal. Make sure not to over pulse – it needs to be dry and crumbly so stop as soon as it’s got to this point. Then add the maple syrup and vanilla paste and pulse again. It will be a super sticky,thick, grainy paste by the time you’re done. Turn the mixture out into a bowl, scraping every last bit you can from the blades and processor. Add the chocolate chips and mix in well.

Line a dish with parchment paper and using clean, floured hands, roll bitesize amounts of the mixture into balls and place on the dish. Tap off any excess flour from the outside – you just want enough to take the intense stickiness off from the outside of the balls.

I ate most of them straight away but store them in the fridge or an airtight container and eat them over a few days. Enjoy!

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  • oooh will try this for sure !

  • Harriet

    Did you use the smoothie blade on your bullet or that other one it comes with?!

    • The normal, smoothie blade not the smaller ‘milling’ blade. Whizzes through those cashews in a second. xx

  • So yummy! I want them now! xx

  • It’s great to have a healthy and delicious snack like these cookie dough balls to munch on! Thanks for sharing!


  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    YUM. This sounds like a brilliant healthy snack – perfect for dipping into during a late night in the office! So would you recommend the Nutribullet? I’ve been wanting one for ages but just wondering if it’s worth the investment! x

    • I absolutely love mine. I have a really teeny kitchen so it’s good that it’s so compact, really easy to clean, very quick and grinds through anything. I use it for pesto, frozen banana ice cream as well as smoothies/juices. Costs a tenth of a vitamix too! Let me know if you get one xx

      • Little Miss Notting Hill

        Ok so on a lunchtime whim I’ve just ordered one, tee hee! I’ll let you know how I get on :) xx

  • Nico

    Such an interesting recipe!

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  • Suzanne van Huystee

    Just made it, delicious! Made a few adjustments, I added about 1,5 tablespoon tahini and a pinch of allspice. Such a treat, can’t wait for that terrible hangry moment tomorrow at work knowing I have these waiting for me!

  • Drool worthy!



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  • lu

    This is right up my street. Can you please share the brand of chocolate chips and vanilla paste you use? Lu xx

  • Kaya

    Great post. But on a sidenote, Lucy can you recommend any good hair salons in London? Your hair always looks effortless, the kind of look I hope to achieve. Any suggestions welcome, thankyou x

  • Oh these are so happening this weekend!! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  • SO yum. Anything with cashews automatically gets my vote.

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