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Cookie Dough Fudge Babies!

These no-bake cookie dough babies can be raw, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo – with just four ingredients!

Raw Cookie Dough Bites!


NO eggs

NO flour

NO butter / NO sugar / NO oil

If your favorite part of making chocolate chip cookies has always been eating the raw cookie dough, these snackable cookie dough babies are the perfect healthy answer. Take them on-the-go for long car rides or running errands, pack them into a lunchbox, or keep a few on hand so you always have a healthy snack any time you’re craving something sweet.

You could also totally stir some of these into my Banana Ice Cream, for a homemade cookie dough nicecream sundae!

cookie dough balls

cookie dough bites

This is the cookie dough variation (one of my favorite flavors) of the fudge babies I made for the live USA TODAY segment on Wednesday. The broadcast went out to over 8 million viewers and was posted on all of their official facebook pages… both crazy exciting and completely terrifying at the same time.

So please just ignore my nervous hair flipping and not looking at the camera in the video if you watch. Definitely will fix those things for the future!

usa today insider program

Here’s a link to the shortened version of the video, and if you’re a visual person and prefer to actually see recipes being made, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re over there, because it’s where I post all of my recipe videos.

Going back to these cookie dough balls – If you’ve ever tried a Cookie Dough Larabar, that’s what these little energy balls might make you think of when you try them. Just like Larabars, they need no refrigeration and are fine to store in a container for up to a few weeks. The cookie dough bites can also be frozen to always have on hand when a cookie dough craving hits.

To make them refined-sugar-free, you can use naturally sweetened or unsweetened chocolate or cacao nibs, or the chocolate chips can also be left out completely to give you something similar to a Cashew Cookie Larabar, only bite-sized. You could also change up the chocolate chips for raisins, add some shredded coconut or chia seeds, or dip them in melted chocolate – the best part about these fudge babies is how easy it is to customize them… and also how easy they are to eat!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites!

Cookie Dough Fudge Babies

If you want a brownie version, also try the original Fudge Babies.

Cookie Dough Fudge Babies!

Total Time: 5m
Yield: Depends on size rolled
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  • Loosely packed 1 1/3 cup pitted dates (160g)
  • Handful of chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, almonds, macadamias, or walnuts – Nut-free recipes Here or Here
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional pinch of salt


*If your dates are rock hard, just soak them in boiling water for a half hour. Most regular grocery stores carry dates; be sure to buy them pitted.

Blend all ingredients in a food processor (or halve the recipe and use a single serve blender or mini chopper). You can add the chips before or after blending. I’ve found that a food processor works much better than a blender because it processes more evenly and the results are not a sticky mess. Roll into balls – I find it easiest to transfer the dough to a ziploc and smush into one big ball, then break off pieces and roll into smaller balls. Feel free to dip in melted chocolate. You can also form bars or even roll out the dough and cut shapes with cookie cutters.

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Published on February 26, 2018

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  1. sisrocks1996 says

    LOL Your turning into a cannibal eating your babies ! So yummy looking though. I need to conquer the fear and make my own dough babies. I’m on a cupcake kick though that can’t be matched.

  2. Jessica says

    You know I already made these and gobbled them down! They’re my favorite variation so far (and my husband’s too!) I just bought some peanuts so I can try the PB chocolate babies 🙂

  3. Kate says

    I just finally made myself the original fudge babies and the cashew cookie bars, but what could be better than the addition of CHOCOLATE? My food processor will be running out of power before I know it. Hahah.

  4. Megan says

    Now I want “cookie dough” for lunch! 🙂

    I’ve made a Cinnamon Raisin version before using almond butter, and it’s my favorite around the holidays… maybe I’ll convert some family and friends this year with a variety of “babies” at the table!!

  5. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    I love those Lindt 90% chocolate bars, and I really need to make CD some babies soon…um, edible babies that is. 😉

  6. candice says

    Sadly, I never ate raw cookie dough when I was little… mostly because we never made cookies. *sigh* Of course, all that will change when I make this recipe with high quality dark chocolate… yummm. No danger except the threat of eating the whole thing. 😉

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

    I hadn’t even seen this post when I replied to your email…ah-hah, now it makes more sense what you had written to which I replied before seeing this post.

    The cookie dough babies look awesome as do the oatmeal babies…you know I’ve been rocking out the raw vegan cookie dough and oatmeal raisin cookies lately so it’s cool to see you make Fudge Baby versions in keeping w/ the Baby Family Theme 🙂

    Thanks for the shout out too 🙂

  8. Sarah A says

    Sweet chocolaty, cashew goodness: I need a food processor. Stat. This is, by far, my favorite interpretation, and my blender just couldn’t handle all the awesome ingredients.

  9. Vanilla says

    T_T. I’m jealous.

    It’s decided: For Christmas, I’m gonna ask for a Magic bullet, Vitamix or any kind of food processor.

    It’s killing me!
    I want my fudge babiiiiiiieeeeeeessssss!!

  10. Kate G. says

    I love love love Lindt’s 90% dark chocolate. Have you tried their Touch of Salt version? it’s a lower % dark chocolate but it’s a yummy sweet/salty combo.
    I wish i could make these cookie dough babies but sadly i am without a food processor… i did enter your giveaway though!! Crossing my fingers!!

    Kate G.

  11. Shelby says

    If only I bought dates at the store! This is the first flavor I’m trying out. You know I love me some Lindt dark chocolate!

  12. Naomi (onefitfoodie) says

    larabar should hire you to make some new flav’s!! this one is out of this world delicious looking!

    and my mom used to buy the big tub of cookie dough and freeze it just to have on hand, yeah my bro and I would have our way with that tub quite often!!!

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