Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Snack Bars

Are you spending more than you would like on packaged, real-food snack bars? These chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are a copycat recipe for the very popular store-bought ones, and they come together super fast!

These chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are a copy cat recipe for the very popular store-bought ones, and they come together super fast!

With each new year, comes resolutions and I know many of us want to eat healthier, ditch packaged snacks, or perhaps spend less money at the grocery. Whatever the reason, these healthier chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are an easy and affordable homemade snack option.

Perhaps, you’ve hit the refresh button on your fitness routine and eating habits and just want a good snack option that will keep you on track. This.is.it!

These chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are a copy cat recipe for the very popular store-bought ones, and they come together super fast!

With my kids going back to their homeschooling classes and activities, after what feels like a month-long break, I’m back to packing lunches and snacks. I know how tempting to go down the snack aisle at the grocery and start filling up the cart with pre-packaged snack bars and treats, I too have to resist this temptation; but the reality is that there are only a few bars that are affordable and made with wholesome ingredients that taste great.

These chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are a copy cat recipe for the very popular store-bought ones, and they come together super fast!

So, let me introduce you to my newest snack obsession, these homemade chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars. Their simple main ingredients of cashews and dates make it an excellent choice for a snack that both kids and adults will love. This simple recipe will make enough bars for two days, instead of one box lasting just one day!

Packing them for school or in a snack box is super easy too and it’s such a surprise to find a terrific healthy treat like these chocolate chip cookie dough bars.

These chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are a copy cat recipe for the very popular store-bought ones, and they come together super fast!

These snack bars will last in your fridge for up to a week, but not in my house. With 6 of us, we are lucky when they last three days! All I have to do now is teach one of the kids how to (carefully) use the food processor and boom! Snack bars for everyone.

What’s your favorite snack bar flavor?

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Snack Bars

These chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are a copy cat recipe for the very popular store-bought ones, and they come together super fast!
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 9-12 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashew pieces*
  • 12 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of the food processor, pulse cashew pieces and dates until they begin to form a paste. Add in vanilla extract and salt, and continue to process until the mixture is a cohesive paste. Add in chocolate chips and pulse to combine.
  3. Spread mixture over parchment paper and with your hands, press down and spread evenly, to about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.
  4. Picking up the parchment paper, remove from pan and cut into individual bars. Wrap individually and store in refrigerator for about a week. Bars can also be wrapped and frozen.

Notes

Substitute the cashews with pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or sunflower seeds for a nut-free recipe.

no bake chocolate chip snack bars that are made with healthy and real ingredients

These healthy cookie dough bars are so good and simple to make, you'll wonder why you spent so much money on the store bought ones!

Easy to make and deliciously healthy chocolate chip cookie dough bars recipe

21 thoughts on “Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Snack Bars”

  1. Sarah James says:

    These were amazing!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. will become a staple at our house.

  2. Sarah says:

    Have you tried sunflower seeds instead of cashews?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Yes! I usually add a tablespoon of coconut oil to it but works great!

  3. Stephanie Rocha-Worsham says:

    Can I do 1 cup of cashews and 1 cup of almonds or another nut combination?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      absolutely!

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