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Cookie Dough Bites

Uh oh. I think I just created the worlds best raw, high protein, clean cookie dough bites! Soft, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. These are on par with a just-baked Mrs Fields choc-chip cookie. It’s a big call, but I’ve made it. You have to make these to believe it. I can’t be held responsible of you eat them all in one sitting! 





  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 heaped tbsp coffee or vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 cup dates, soaked in hot water
  • 2 tablespoons date water
  • ½ cup peanut flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 chocolate protein bar (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp cacao nibs


  1. Rub chickpeas between two paper towels to remove the skins and add them to a food processor with the protein powder, peanut flour, salt and coconut sugar.
  2. Pulse until well combined, then add dates, vanilla and stevia.
  3. Add reserved date water a little at a time, until mixture holds when pinched between your fingers.
  4. Remove dough to a bowl, add cacao nibs and chopped protein bar, and knead until well combined.
  5. Roll into balls and enjoy!

Chickpeas are relatively high in (good) carbs, so these are the perfect post-workout snack to rebuild your muscles. However, don’t eat too many late at night, or your body will store those carbs as fat for use at a later date.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

  1. Hi Sally
    I was very intrigued with your recipes in The Sunday Telegraph Body and Soul.

    The recipes are tempting but I would like to know the nutritional value i.e. the calories, carbs etc

    Are you able to please help me

    Many thanks

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