These Healthy No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars are Soft, heavenly cookie dough in the form of bars! Gluten free, eggless and refined sugar free, they can be dairy-free & vegan! A delicious guilt-free chocolatey treat!
If you were to write a list of the best foods ever created, I think we can all agree that cookie dough would end up somewhere near the top of that list. You know, along with pizza, chocolate and ice cream.
Whenever I’m baking, I’ll always taste a bit of the mixture before transferring it to the oven. It’s a necessity!
Just take a second to think about that moment when you’ve just baked a batch of cookies.
Some leftover dough lines the mixing bowl and spoon.
So you use a spatula to scrape the remaining batter into a soft, squidgy lump of heavenly dough. Scooping it into your mouth, you savour the sweet perfection that is cookie dough, and wonder why on earth anyone would want to cook it in the oven! (Then you remember that cookies themselves are also incredibly delicious).
Now imagine that you’re really craving some cookie dough, but don’t want to have to make a whole mixture. So you open the fridge, take out your container of Healthy No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars, and enjoy a chewy, chocolatey treat right there and then!
That’s because you already made the mixture beforehand. A mixture which, may I add, is excellent for freezing and takes all of 2 minutes to defrost.
Grab a mixing bowl, throw in Greek yoghurt, a bit of butter (or coconut oil), some unrefined brown sugar and some maple syrup (or honey). Stir well, then add vanilla extract and a splash of milk.
This recipe uses oat flour, which is literally just powdered oats. I made my own by whizzing some gluten free oats in the blender for about a minute. Easy!
Add the oat flour, then chocolate chips, and stir until fully combined. Press into a square dish and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. There you have your healthy no-bake cookie dough bars!
I then melted some dark chocolate chips, added 1 tbsp coconut oil, and drizzled it over the top of the bars in the dish. After refrigerating for 1 hour, they were ready to be sliced and served!