No-Bake Healthy Cookie Dough Bars

recipes sweets Jul 22, 2021

When it comes to dessert, I’m always looking to have something on hand when the craving strikes. But I also believe that delicious desserts shouldn’t take tons of baking expertise or time to turn out great.

This is exactly why I often opt for no-bake recipes, like these Healthy Cookie Dough Bars in a pinch. They save me from having to turn on my oven (a major win), plus they only require a few staple ingredients that I already had sitting in my pantry.

If you’re looking for more healthy, no-bake treats to make this summer, check out some other easy recipes on my site here!

First things first, I use cashew butter to give these bars their creamy texture and “cookie dough” flavor. You can absolutely opt for another type of nut or seed butter if preferred, though! Just note that the result will end up with a more dominant flavor of that particular option.

Likewise, I added almond flour as a binder, as I always have a bag in my pantry or freezer. Plus, it’s a super nutrient-dense addition to baked goods. If you have a nut allergy, I recommend swapping for oat flour!

To give these bars a bit more protein, I also included a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Nuzest is one of my go-tos, and you can use my code goodnesswithg for 15% off if you want to give it a try yourself.

As for the chocolate chunks, I chopped up a bar of my favorite Evolved Chocolate, as it’s sweetened with coconut sugar, made with clean, organic ingredients and is super tasty. I likewise used this for the chocolate topping, but feel free to use whatever chocolate bar, chunks or chips you have on hand and love most.

The best part about this recipe is that you just simply throw together your “cookie dough”, top it with the simple chocolate topping, sprinkle with flaky sea salt, and that it!

Allow the freezer to do the work for you, and you have a delicious and nutritious summer treat waiting for you.

I love when y’all let me know when you give my recipes a try, so don’t hesitate to shoot me a message, tag me on Instagram or leave a comment below! Happy (no) baking  .


 YIELDS 6-8 bars
Cookie Dough Layer

Chocolate Coating

  •  â…” cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
  •  1 tsp coconut oil
1. Add the cashew butter, almond flour, protein powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt to a bowl. Mix to combine well.
2. Add in chocolate chunks, and mix.
3. Place dough in a parchment-lined loaf tin, and use your fingers to press into one, even layer.
4. In a small bowl, melt together chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second increments. Stir to combine.
5. Pour melted chocolate over cookie dough, and smooth with a spatula into an even layer.

Optional - top with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

6. Place tin in the freezer for at least an hour to set up.
7. Cut into 6 or 8 squares, and store in the fridge or freezer. Let sit for a minute or two at room temp before eating. Enjoy!

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