Enjoy your sweets while still loading up on nutrition with these gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites.  This healthy “cookie dough” recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and no baking!

A bitten off ball of Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites on a glass tray for a healthy treat.

Cohl and I are known to spontaneously throw casual get-togethers.

And when I say get-togethers, I mean 15-20 of our awesome friends coming over to enjoy food on a weeknight.

We definitely have the motto, “The more the merrier!” when it comes to bringing people together.

Snickerdoodle energy bites in a pile for an easy treat.

Most recently we hosted a dinner on the first Sunday night after the time change.  (Does anyone else get CRAZY tired when it gets dark at 5:30?!)

In the past, we have served up everything from chicken and steak fajitas to this Slow Cooker Chicken Curry.  But this time… I was feeling L.A.Z.Y.  I wanted something with minimal prep and pretty much no work involved.

So what did we do?… We made ourselves a baked potato bar for dinner and served up these already prepared (but still SUPER easy to make) snickerdoodle cookie dough bites for dessert.

It was a HUGE success.  Little did I know how psyched our friends would be to eat a baked potato.  (Just goes to show you how grateful, gracious, and just plain out awesome our friends are!)

A pile of gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites on a glass tray.

In the future, I might go through a few ways to host a dinner party with minimal fuss, but for today I’ll skip straight to the dessert… these snickerdoodle cookie dough bites.

These healthy, no-bake cookie bites are super simple to make and are made with good-for-you ingredients.

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An overhead picture of this gluten-free snickerdoodle bites recipe with cinnamon sticks.

What’s so healthy about these Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites?

Not only are these Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and can easily be made refined sugar-free, but they are also made from:

  • Cashews – these nuts are loaded with protein as well as minerals such as magnesium and potassium.
  • Honey – can help counter environmental allergens and is a great source of antioxidants.
  • Oats – a wonderful source of magnesium and dietary fiber.
  • Cinnamon – a potential anti-inflammatory ingredient and is loaded with antioxidants.

A pile of healthy cookie dough bites on a glass tray for dessert.

How Can You Evolve these Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites?

There are a couple of ways you can adapt these Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites to better fit your dietary preferences:

  • Feel free to use maple syrup or agave nectar if you are vegan.
  • To make this recipe completely refined sugar-free, use coconut sugar instead of pure cane sugar.

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Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites

Enjoy your sweets while still loading up on nutrition with these gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites.  This healthy "cookie dough" recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and no baking!
Yield 16 bites
Prep 30 minutes
Total 30 minutes

Ingredients 

For Rolling:

  • 2 Tbsp. cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon

Snickerdoodle Bites:

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil melted
  • 2 ¼ c. quick cooking oats gluten-free
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Instructions 

  • In a shallow bowl combine cane or coconut sugar and ¾ teaspoon cinnamon and toss until evenly mixed. Set aside until ready to use.
  • In the bowl of a food processor combine soaked cashews, honey, and coconut oil. Process for 2-3 minutes or until cashews become smooth.
  • Add oats, vanilla, salt, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Continue processing for another 1-2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl every 20-30 seconds to ensure even mixing.
  • Once “cookie dough” is an even consistency and begins to stick together in the bowl, roll 1 ½ - 2-tablespoons of dough into a ball. Roll ball in cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining “cookie dough.”
  • Serve snickerdoodle bites immediately or keep in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

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Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 76mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I almost passed these over. Although Snickerdoodle cookies have been a favorite of mine since childhool (many, many years ago), I do not like cookie dough. Since this cookie “dough” is made from cashews (another favorite) I will be adding these to my Christmas cookie tray. Thank you London