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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

These peanut butter cookie dough bites make the perfect satisfying, yet healthy snack. They're filled with wholesome ingredients, such as peanuts, oats and dates.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 35 small bites


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa nibs (optional)


  • Add the peanut butter, peanuts, dates, vanilla and coconut oil in a food processor. Process until it forms a ball, about 2 minutes. Add 1/2 a cup of the oats and continue processing a few seconds.
  • Remove the blade from the food processor. Add the remaining oats and the cocoa nibs and mix it all together with your hands (it will be thick).
  • Using your hands, form 35 little balls (or less if desired), about 1/2 tablespoon each.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or in the freezer.


If your dates are dry, you might need to add 1-2 tablespoons of water to the mixture before adding the oats. You’ll know by checking if the mixture holds together when pressed between your fingers.
I made this recipe many times, including a peanut-free version! To do this, I used sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter and cashews instead of peanuts. To make it nut-free, you could try using sunflower seeds instead of peanuts. In another batch, I used almonds instead of peanuts to give it a milder peanut taste and it was good! My favorite is still the recipe above… Although the peanut-free version is a close second!