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Macro Friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

published: April 17, 2023

updated: October 24, 2023

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Indulge your sweet tooth with our macro-friendly Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites! This recipe is the perfect blend of creamy peanut butter and decadent dark chocolate. Each bite is packed with a mouthwatering combination of flavors and textures.

It's an easy-to-follow recipe that anyone can make, and it's sure to be a hit at your next gathering or as a simply delightful treat anytime. Get ready to whip up a batch of these irresistible bites!

I have been OBSESSED with these cookie dough bites. These yummy treats are a favorite of mine, and I have been whipping up a new batch each week to store in the freezer.

What I love most about these balls is that they are made with healthy fat, which makes them incredibly filling and satisfying. Plus, the texture is perfect straight out of the freezer, with no need to thaw. They are so rich and chocolatey that I am completely satisfied with just one ball, which is perfect for my after-dinner sweet treat!


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3 Reasons Why You Will Love This Macro Friendly Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

taking a bite of cookie dough bites
  1. Perfect flavor combination: With the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you won't be able to resist taking another bite of this delicious treat
  2. Super easy to make: These cookie dough balls are easy to make and require only a few ingredients. Plus, they can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions!
  3. No-bake recipe: These no-bake treats are ideal for anyone who is short on time but still wants to satisfy their sweet tooth. They also make a great treat to bring to parties!

You may also love our macro friendly cookie dough protein shake recipe!

Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter: This nut butter makes up the majority of our bites. I used Smucker’s Natural, Creamy peanut butter. You want to use a variety that is smooth and just a bit drippy. Make sure to also use a variety that is just nuts and salt, no additional sugar!
  • Maple Syrup:  I used sugar-free maple syrup to help add sweetness to our bites. 
  • Vanilla Extract: This baking essential helps to add the perfect hint of vanilla.
  • Oat Flour: I blended my own oat flour! No need to buy oat flour at the store, save money and just blend up oats in a blender at home.
  • Mini Dark Chocolate Chips: The mini chips are the perfect size for our bites! You will also be melting some of the chips for dipping our balls into. 
  • Coconut Oil: To help give the balls a shiny and softer shell, we use coconut oil. You can use crisco or omit if desired. 

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Medium bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cookie scooper
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Parchment pan
  • Plate or pan

How to Make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites 

  1. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, oat flour, and ½ cup of mini dark chocolate chips until mixed well.
  2. In a bowl, melt your chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave the chocolate in short intervals (about 15-20 seconds). Stir after each interval until smooth. Careful to not burn the chocolate.
  3. Form the cookie dough mixture into 1-inch balls. You may use a cookie scooper to form balls more easily. Dip each ball in the melted chocolate to coat. Use a fork to help toss the ball in the chocolate. 
  4. Place the chocolate covered bites onto a parchment paper-lined plate or pan. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let them set. You can also place the bites in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!
ingredients portioned out for cookie dough bites
ingredients in one bowl
chocolate chips and mixing the ingredients
mixing the cookie dough
making the cookie dough bites
dipping cookie dough bite in chocolate
chocolate covered cookie dough bites
chocolate chips and chocolate covered
chocolate chips and cookie dough bites

Swaps or Alternatives

Swap out regular flour for almond flour or oat flour for a gluten-free option. To keep the entire recipe gluten free, make sure to also check that your chocolate chips are gluten free. 

If you have a peanut allergy, you can use your preferred nut butter alternative. Using cashew butter will yield a milder nut flavor!

Quick Tip(s)

If rolling the balls by hand, you can chill the dough before rolling to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands! When dipping the balls in chocolate, it will be helpful to use a fork to ensure that the entire ball gets covered in chocolate. It also prevents your hands from getting completely covered in chocolate!

FAQ’s

How do I store these balls?

The best way to store these delicious treats is in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will help prevent any moisture from seeping in and causing the dough to become sticky or the chocolate to lose its crispness. For an extra layer of protection, you can also place the container in a sealable plastic bag. When you're ready to indulge, simply pop one (or more) out of the fridge and enjoy the perfect combination of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate. 

Can I freeze these cookie dough bites?

That is how I actually prefer them! They do get a bit harder than if they were in the fridge, but the texture is amazing. Freezing your cookie dough balls is a great way to make sure you always have a sweet treat on hand. 

Can I add other mix-ins or toppings?

Absolutely- don't be afraid to get creative with your mix- ins or toppings! Crushed nuts or a sprinkle of sea salt can take this recipe to the next level. Other mix-ins that would be amazing are sprinkles, craisins, pretzels, or even a sprinkle of cinnamon!

Macros & Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 ball

MacrosNutrition
Calories288
Protein7.3g
Carbs23.6g
Fat19.1g

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

Jessie Hulsey
Creamy peanut butter wrapped in a decadent chocolate coating, these no-bake treats are ideal for anyone who is short on time but still wants to satisfy their sweet tooth!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 balls
Calories 288 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Medium bowl
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Cookie scooper
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 Fork
  • 1 Parchment pan
  • 1 Plate or pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp oat flour or almond flour
  • 12 ounces mini dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, oat flour, and ½ cup of mini dark chocolate chips until mixed well.
  • In a bowl, melt your chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave the chocolate in short intervals (about 15-20 seconds). Stir after each interval until smooth. Careful to not burn the chocolate.
  • Form the cookie dough mixture into 1-inch balls. You may use a cookie scooper to form balls more easily. Dip each ball in the melted chocolate to coat. Use a fork to help toss the ball in the chocolate.
  • Place the chocolate covered bites onto a parchment paper-lined plate or pan. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let them set. You can also place the bites in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition information may vary depending on brand and ingredient varieties used. 

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 23.6gProtein: 7.3gFat: 19.1g
Keyword high protein, macro friendly, macro friendly snacks
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About the author, Jessie Hulsey

Jessie is a recipe creator and registered dietitian consultant, specializing in weight management, healthy aging, and behavioral nutrition in Atlanta, GA. To lean into her creative side, she loves all aspects of recipe development and food photography. When not working, you can find Jessie at the dog park with her husband and pup, playing in her garden, and scoping out new restaurants!

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