While I was at home for the wedding, I stocked up on dates so I could make some more cookie dough bites…I’m totally addicted to them. They’re so perfect to snack on throughout the day – when they aren’t in the fridge or freezer, I really don’t know what to do with myself! So this time, I made an oatmeal raisin version that I found at Healthy Food for Living.
This was the first time I made anything in the kitchen with our new little kitty, and he was such a sweet little angel throughout the whole process. He hung out on one of our dining chairs and watched me attentively..and he was only scared by the food processor once! He wanted to try one..too bad kitties can’t eat raisins! I let him check them out though.
These truffles are spot on with oatmeal raisin cookies! I love how the raisins are evenly mixed throughout because they’re made into a paste.
I made them smaller than the original recipe so I’d have more..I’d definitely rather be able to eat more of them!
I’m totally loving these healthy little treats. I’m excited to keep trying new flavors!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Bites
3/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup raisins (heaping)
3 large medjool dates, pitted
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
Grind up the oats and cashews together in a food processor until in fine crumbs. Set aside in a bowl and pulse together the dates, raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and salt until it forms a paste. Combine the oats and nuts with the paste and pulse in the food processor until it forms a dough. Roll into little balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer!