Edible vegan cookie dough with a peanut butter twist? COUNT ME IN!
These peanut butter cookie dough bites have been getting me through my busy week, and I’m so excited to finally share them with you! The recipe is based off of my cashew cookie dough bars, but I decided to play around with a peanut butter flavor because, well, who doesn’t love peanut butter?
They’re made with 6 simple ingredients that I guarantee you have in stock, and are such a good sweet & salty fix for an afternoon pick me up.
I’ve always been obsessed with all things cookie dough. I wanted to create a recipe that was vegan, gluten-free, and had a little spin on the traditional cookie dough. These make for the perfect snack, and would taste delicious mixed into some vanilla ice cream!
What you’ll need to make Peanut Butter Vegan Cookie Dough
- natural peanut butter– I like to get the kind without added sugar. You can grab one that uses roasted peanuts with a bit of salt for extra flavor!
- almond flour– super fine almond flour is my favorite kind! It doesn’t leave that grainy taste like course almond flour/meal does
- pure maple syrup
- semi-sweet mini chocolate chips– mini chocolate chips are my go-to in this recipe, but larger ones work well, too. If you’re looking to cut down on sugar, try these stevia sweetened chocolate chips!
- vanilla extract
- sea salt
Mix everything together, chill the dough, and roll into balls. To avoid sticky hands, I love using my small cookie scoop. However, if you don’t have one, using a tablespoon is just as good!
Although the recipe is pretty minimal, I know I’ll get substitution questions. While I do encourage sticking to the exact recipe, I know some of you may want to use up what you have at home. Below are my recommendations for making substitutions:
- Cashew butter would be the next best thing for these bites if you have a peanut allergy. Although they won’t taste like peanut butter, they will actually have more of a traditional cookie dough taste.
- Oat flour would be a great substitute for almond flour. I recommend using 1/2 cup instead of a 1 cup. If your dough is too sticky, add in 2-3 extra tbsp of oat flour.
- Honey or agave would be a good sub for the pure maple syrup
Can’t wait for you guys to try this one! It’s truly a perfect sweet fix that is so easy to make. Be sure to check out some of my other favorite peanut butter recipes on the blog!