No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls

Your new favourite high-protein snack


I’m always in search for high-protein snacks that offer a great nutritional value. These no-bake cookie dough balls offer both: Healthy nutritious ingredients and an extremely high protein content. They are rich in iron, magnesium, folate, potassium, fiber, and many other essential nutrients.


And as if that wasn’t enough – they’re not just extremely healthy, they also taste like cookie dough.


My friend Eva from fitomatoes recently published a similar recipe on my blog. She’s the one who inspired me to develop my own recipe for cookie dough balls so I feel like giving her credit here. Eva is a huge inspiration to me and I love her unique „clean“ food styling so much! If you don’t know her yet, check out her Instagram!


The first cookie dough balls I ever made happened about 1 or 2 years ago and I did not like them because they just tasted like chickpeas with a little sweetener. They were not sweet enough even though I felt like there was a ton of maple syrup inside and the texture was nothing like cookie dough. Perhaps I just didn’t blend them up properly or I reluctantly added a little less sweetener than the recipe told me to. I like to replace sweeteners with whole foods such as dates whenever possible.


There’s nothing wrong with maple syrup! In small amounts, it’s a lot healthier than cane sugar. But it’s still a sweetener… and dates are a whole fruit.


So my mission was: To create a recipe that is high in protein, naturally sweet without excessive amounts of sweeteners (maple syrup counts as a sweetener too, I would not consider it a whole food) and a taste that doesn’t resemble chickpeas – for those who’re not the biggest fans of chickpeas like my dad.


Guess what! My dad likes these cookie dough balls – MISSION succeded!

The protein majorily comes from the following sources:

  • chickpeas
  • oats
  • defatted peanut flour (50% protein)
  • protein powder

The protein powder of my choice was a pea protein / rice protein mixture but you can use whatever you fancy.


You can get peanut flour from Koro Drogerie. Make sure to use the code „FRUITFAIRY“ for 5% off. It’s the best protein flour I’ve tried so far. Sometimes you find peanut flour under the synonym „powdered peanut butter“. It’s essentially the same: Peanuts that have been defatted through cold oil pressing and then ground into a flour. I eat one of these packets in less than a month because that stuff is addictive. You can add it to everything! Pancakes, oatmeal, semolina, nicecream, smoothies, …


Alternatively, you could use peanut butter. Make sure to add a little less oat milk if you do so, or they might turn out too sticky.


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. 🙂


My kitty was very curious. Too bad she can’t eat legumes!


No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls

Your new favourite high-protein snack
Vorbereitungszeit 30 Min.
Arbeitszeit 30 Min.
Gericht Kleinigkeit, Nachspeise
Kalorien 1918 kcal


  • 400 g boiled chickpeas
  • 100 g rolled oats
  • 60 g peanut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut blossom sirup
  • 130 g oat milk
  • 100 g dates
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (of your choice)
  • cacao nibs


  • Place rolled oats in your high-speed blender or food processor and process them into a coarse flour.
  • Add the chickpeas, soft dates, vanilla, protein powder, coconut blossom sirup, peanut flour and oat milk to the blender. Work with a tamper and different speed levels to process the ingredients into a smooth cookie dough like texture. 
  • Tip: I open the lid of my blender and press down the mixture with a spoon after each round of blending. 
  • Spread a few tablespoons of cacao nibs on a plate. Form small balls with moistened hands and roll them in the cacao nibs.
  • Place the cookie dough balls in a container and close the lid. You can place them in the freezer as well if you like. 
  • Let the cookie dough balls rest in the fridge. I like my cookie dough balls most when they have defrosted a little but the core is still frozen so I store them in the freezer. Find a preferred option for yourself! 🙂


Calories: 1918kcalCarbohydrates: 327gProtein: 97gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 3281mgFiber: 59gSugar: 132gVitamin A: 463IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 711mgIron: 23mg
Keyword vegan
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