Home > Desserts > Healthy Cookie Dough Cups Healthy Cookie Dough Cups January 14, 2015 | 31 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. A delicious “energy bite” type of treat – a center cookie dough filling made with natural ingredients such as cashews and oats. The “cookie dough” bites are coated in a rich dark chocolate shell. These delicious treats are gluten-free, packed with protein, and an indulgent treat to satisfy your cravings in a healthier way. So back when I was experimenting with some other thumbprint cookies, I also experimented making some cookie dough-filled chocolate cups. Since the cookie dough used for the thumbprint cookies is egg-less and totally edible without being cooked, I thought, why not?! So that’s exactly what happened – out of one of the final test batches for those cookies, I used half the dough to make these little candies. Of course I fell in love with them. Because what’s not to love – cookie dough + chocolate? I mean that’s straight happiness right there. And then I took pictures of them and planned on sharing them, but it’s already mid-January and this whole healthy eating thing is going so well. I mean besides all of the tourist-y eating I’ve been doing for just about every meal. Okay, right, I am totally failing at this healthy January thing. But dang. The food and restaurants here are delicious. There’s a little restaurant called Nando’s that I’m mildly obsessed with. It’s been 3 out of the past 5 meals for me. So that’s probably classified as more than a mild obsession, but I digress. FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Healthy Cookie Dough Filled Chocolate Cups (GF) 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe A delicious "energy bite" type of treat - a center cookie dough filling made with natural ingredients such as cashews and oats. The "cookie dough" bites are coated in a rich dark chocolate shell. These delicious treats are gluten-free, packed with protein, and an indulgent treat to satisfy your cravings in a healthier way. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Healthy Cookie Dough Filled Chocolate Cups (GF) 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe A delicious "energy bite" type of treat - a center cookie dough filling made with natural ingredients such as cashews and oats. The "cookie dough" bites are coated in a rich dark chocolate shell. These delicious treats are gluten-free, packed with protein, and an indulgent treat to satisfy your cravings in a healthier way. Course Dessert Cuisine American Prep Time 20 minutes Servings 12 servings Calories 194kcal Author Chelsea Cost $4.28 Ingredients2/3 cup (87g) raw cashews1/3 cup (34g) old fashioned oats1 and 1/2 tablespoons honey1 tablespoon melted coconut oil1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract3 tablespoons miniature dark chocolate chips1 cup (166g) dark chocolate chips use high quality for best results1/2 teaspoon coconut oil InstructionsLine a miniature muffin tin with miniature muffin liners and set aside.In a food processor, pulse the cashews and the oats until they resemble a flour-like consistency. Too little blending and these treats won't be as smooth and too much blending and it can start to turn into cashew butter. Try to pulse just until it looks like flour.Transfer to a bowl and mix in the honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.Knead with your hands until a thick dough forms. Knead in the chocolate chips.Squish the dough to form squat balls - you don't really roll it, but more of a squishing process from one hand to the next. (If needed add a little bit more honey if the balls aren't sticking together well enough)In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Melt in the microwave at half power for 30 seconds and then in bursts of 15 seconds stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted.Using a spoon, dot the bottoms of each of the lined muffin cavities with the melted chocolate.Press a small ball of cookie dough into the dot of chocolate spreading the chocolate to cover the bottom of the muffin liner.Pour and smooth the chocolate over the cookie dough until it is just covered.Alternatively, you could just dip the cookie dough into the melted dark chocolate and place the dipped truffles on a parchment lined tray to harden.Allow the cups to completely harden in the fridge.Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge as these have a tendency to be a bit melty. Recipe NotesCookie dough filling adapted from Averie Cooks Nutrition FactsCalories: 194kcal We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.