Cookie Dough Energy Bites

  • Prep in 20 minutes (+ 30 minutes freezing + 20 minutes setting)

That perfect not quite chewy but not quite crumbly texture, studded with cacao nibs & enveloped in beautiful dark chocolate these happen to be my most favourite treat EVER (are you surprised?!).

What may come as more of a surprise is the fact that they are entirely sugar free, bursting with protein & a wonderfully sustaining snack to turn to.

Intrigued? I would be …

Yes as a true example of not judging a book by its potentially over decadent cover these little balls of joyousness are exactly what the say on the tin, but also a little more than meets the eye.

A base of my favourite Motion Nutrition peanut protein blend, sumptuously silky tahini & good old ground almonds make for some seriously nourishing delight in every bite & the absolute polar opposite of what you would have expected at first glance.

So yes a little thought & consideration goes a long way, & really there isn’t much else to say except MAKE THEM.

(Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound forceful there, they’re just really good …!)

Key Facts

  • High Protein & Sugar Free
  • Nutritious & Satisfying
  • Prep Ahead - Keep in fridge or freezer
  • Vegan



  1. 01

    Add the protein powder, coconut flour/almonds & water to a bowl, stirring until smooth.

  2. 02

    Add the tahini or your chosen nut butter, stirring again to incorporate, then add your oats.

  3. 03

    Mix well until totally combined then add the cacao nibs. I didn’t need any but if your mix is a little crumbly dribble in some water until it holds together as a dough.

  4. 04

    Rub a little melted coconut oil over your hands then scoop out tablespoon sized pieces & roll into balls. Pop in the freezer for 30 minutes. 5 minutes before they’re ready whack a plate or tray into the freezer to chill too.

  5. 05

    Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

  6. 06

    Line your plate/tray with parchment then carefully drop each ball into the melted chocolate using a fork to flip them around so they’re coated all over.

  7. 07

    Transfer to your lined plate, this should help them to harden pretty quickly but I’d still leave them for 15-20 minutes to set properly.

  8. 08

    Keep in the fridge or freezer & dive in as you wish!

About Me

Phoebe Liebling (BSc, DipNT) is a highly respected clinician & award winning product & recipe developer based in Harley Street.

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