Print Recipe

Bready or Not: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Bites

Easy no-bake breakfast bites that are a lot like Lara Bars.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: chocolate, gluten free, no bake
Author: Beth Cato


  • 2/3 cup dates chopped, medjool best
  • 1 cup cashews
  • big pinch cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • water if needed


  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients but the chocolate chips and water. Pour 1/3 or 1/2 the mix into a high-powered food processor or blender. Pulse. Stir it with a spoon or spatula--it will be thick and gum up the machine. Pour the blended mix out, then add in more of the nut-date blend until everything is mostly blended. It's okay to have some chunks. Add the mini chocolate chips.
  • Squeeze the mash between your fingers. If it doesn't want to stick together, stir in water by 1/2 teaspoon until it's cohesive.
  • You can shape them in two ways. Use a tablespoon scoop to form a ball, then compress them with your hands to tighten. Or, make bars. Place a sling of parchment paper in a bread pan. Pour the mash in. Compress as tightly as you can. Remove using the sling and cut to preferred size.
  • Keep stored in covered dish or closed baggie in fridge. Makes about 9 tablespoon-sized balls or 7 bars. Will keep for upward of 2 weeks.