Recipe courtesy of Danielle Alex

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: Makes 35 to 40 balls
One day I was trying to decide what to do with a small amount of leftover quinoa I had in my fridge. I’d never used cooked quinoa in any sweet recipes before, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to try something new. I stirred in peanut butter, chocolate chips and voilà, a new creation was born. These yummy bites make you feel like you’re eating cookie dough, without all the guilt. See if you can fool those you love with this easy and delicious recipe.



  1. Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until they break into small pieces and start to form a solid mass. Add the peanut butter, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the quinoa and pulse until blended, about 6 pulses. Transfer to a large bowl and add the chocolate chips, cereal and flaxseed meal. Gently incorporate with your hands, being sure not to completely crush the cereal puffs. Form into 1-tablespoon balls. Enjoy at room temperature or serve chilled. The peanut butter balls hold well in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Cook’s Note

Love chocolate? Try drizzling melted chocolate over the dough bites or covering them completely. Go nutty: Swap the peanut butter out for almond or cashew butter.