There are endless ways to mix and match superfoods and good fats to create healthy low carb snacks. I want to share this recipe with you because I had never made anything like it until this point. And trust me, I’m ALWAYS experimenting. These cookie dough bites hit the spot with their creamy, velvety texture and chocolate flakes scattered throughout. Wheather you like having something sweet to nibble on with your morning coffee, or you need a healthy pick-me-up at 3 pm, this will satisfy any sweet tooth. For this type of cookie dough, ditch the white sugar, refined flour, and the margarine. We’re about to dive into using some high-quality fats and superfoods that will not only taste good but will also give our bodies a boost of nutrition. Let me give you a breakdown of some of the ingredients and why I’m choosing to use them.
I like using Organic Valley cream cheese because it contains milk from pasture-raised cows. When looking at any dairy product, you will get the best quality fats if you choose items labeled as “pasture-raised” or “grass-fed.” The cows were allowed to graze on pastures of grass its whole life, how nature intended. Research shows that milk from grass-fed cows contains a much more balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Kerrygold & GreenFields are two brands of grass-fed butter that you can easily find at most grocery stores.
I love adding maca root powder to lots of my creations because of the endless health benefits. It gives a sort of marshmallow caramel flavor. Maca is full of beneficial micronutrients and antioxidants that have been shown to increase energy levels, improve memory, balance hormones, and even boost libido.
Monkfruit Sweetener, Just Like Sugar, Raw Honey
These sweeteners are fantastic for making low carb snacks. Over the years of experimentation, I’ve found that using a combination of sweeteners creates a delicate balance.
Honey is not a low glycemic sweetener, yet when used in small amounts (1 Tbsp), it can add a viscous texture and will not spike your blood sugar.
Pink Himalayan salt, Real Salt, or Celtic salt are all rich in trace minerals that are essential for maintaining proper functioning of the body’s nervous system, digestion, absorption of nutrients, and elimination.
Almond flour is commonly used in low carb baking because it is full of healthy fat & protein, yet low in carbohydrates.
Ghirardelli 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Bar
If you’re a chocolate lover like me, you won’t mind using something like this. There is no added sugar in this bar, making it very bitter. When chopped into tiny flakes and added to this cookie dough, you won’t even remember it’s not sweetened.
Keto Cookie Dough Bites
Time: 5 minutes + refrigeration
Serves: 20 small squares or 12 large rounds
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
8 Tbsp grass-fed butter, room temperature
1 Tbsp Maca Root Powder
2 Tbsp Monkfruit Sweetener, granular
1 Tbsp Just Like Sugar
1 Tbsp raw honey
1/4 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1/4 tsp pink salt
1/2 cup almond flour
2 squares Ghirardelli 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Bar, finely chopped
-Place the butter and cream cheese in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
-Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate. Pulse until thoroughly incorporated, scraping down the sides as needed.
-Lastly, stir in the chopped chocolate.
-Spoon into small silicone molds and place in the freezer for a few hours to firm up. Once firm, pop out of the silicone molds and store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.
-For a different shape, you can use a cookie dough scoop to make 12 large rounds. Place the rounds on a flat surface in the freezer to firm up. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.