Guilt-Free Cookie Balls

Guilt-Free Cookie Balls

I’m not sure that naming these “Cookie Balls” sums up how delicious and nutritious these little treats are.  Not only are they full of natural vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber, they taste like something one should feel guilty over.  Thankfully, unlike classic cookies, these will leave you feeling full and satisfied, without the guilt.

Nutritious, Guilt Free, Cookie Balls
Cookie Balls

I discovered that these work wonders for morning sickness.  I had heard that protein can help lessen morning sickness.  So with my last pregnancy, I made a large batch of these and snacked on them whenever I started feeling nauseous.  It worked marvelously!

Nutritious, Guilt Free, Cookie Balls
Cookie Balls

My kids love these.  When I make them, I have to hide some or they’ll gobble them all up.  I make sure to set some aside for my youngest and myself so that we have something allergy-friendly to snack on while the non-allergy big kids have their snacks.

Cookie Balls
Makes 20-24 Cookie Balls
35-40 Chopped Dates
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Almond Meal
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
2 TBSP Organic Grass-fed Butter
1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes

Mix all Ingredients, except coconut flakes, until well blended.  Add coconut flakes and mix until blended.  With your hands, take about a tablespoon or two, depending on how big you want them. and roll the mixture into balls.  I like mine to be bite-sized for less mess.  The smaller, the better, for little mouths.  I find they store well for at least a week.  They might last longer, but they are so good that they usually get eaten up before a few days have passed!


  1. Mandy P

    November 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I am gluten free and this recipe looks amazing. I can’t wait to try. I also love that it has dates. That’s gonna taste so sweet.

    1. Melissa

      November 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you! I hope you love it!

  2. BriGeeski

    November 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    MMM! Those look delicious! Dates sound like a good sweet addition. I’ll have to give these a try. Thank you!

    1. Melissa

      November 11, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      They are delicious! I hope you love them!

  3. Cyndi Moskal

    November 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Always looking for ideas for healthy snacks that also curb my need for sweets. I’ll definitely give these a try! Thanks!

    1. Melissa

      November 11, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Yay! I hope you enjoy them!

  4. Coree

    November 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    These sound delicious, and right in line with the Whole30 style of eating! Is it really 35-40 dates? That sounds like a lot, lol! I’m anxious to try these!

    1. Melissa

      November 11, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Yes, that is the amount of dates I use. You could probably make a smaller batch, but
      I like larger batches so they can last a few days. You could always throw half of them in the freezer if you feel it’s too many! 🙂

  5. Erica Johnson

    November 12, 2017 at 6:39 am

    These sound delicious and super easy-I will give them a try! The cashew and date Lara Bars are my favorite, so these are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Melissa

      November 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

  6. Joy

    November 12, 2017 at 7:39 am

    You got me at guilt-free, lol. Adding them to my list of yummy things to try.

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