I came across this gem of a recipe the other day and had to ask myself "Is a no-bake recipe still a recipe?". Hmmm. You certainly combine ingredients and there's a technique or a process to follow. But no cooking. What's the definition of a "recipe" anyway? And then after a few minutes of wrestling with this very deep, very existential question I came up with a solution. No one cares. It's awesome. It's simple. I should make it this week's Recipe of the Week. Let me introduce you to the snacking goodness that is No Bake Cookie Dough Balls from one of my favorite sites, WellPlated.com.
Here's the low-down. They are a healthier version of that cookie dough you know you sneak out of your cookie recipes anyway. (Admit it already! You do.) They are low-carb, packed with protein, lower in sugar, and relatively easy on the calories. It includes vanilla protein powder, coconut flour, almond butter, vanilla almond milk, a few other ingredients - and a single bowl. And these guys only take about 10 minutes to make! You can't beat that!
So, here's the easy-peasy recipe. Take a large bowl, put everything in it, mix it all together, form 12 balls, and refrigerate. Done! Actually, I take that back. You mix in everything except the chocolate chips. You add them once your get the dough to the consistency you want. When you first mix the ingredients the dough should get soft enough to form into balls. You can adjust with a little more almond milk or coconut flour if the dough is too stiff or too sticky. Once it's ready, stir in the chips and form the balls. Now, your done!
If you've been reading my blog for awhile or following me on social media, you know WellPlated.com is one of my favorite sites. I encourage you to follow Erin too! This spring I featured WellPlated.com's Asparagus Tart with Puff Pastry and Prosciutto as a Recipe of the Week. And I talked a little about her site in that post. So hop on over there and check out the recipe here, scroll down, and you can read more about WellPlated.com. Or you can just cut over directly to her About page if you want. Let me let Erin summarize here site for you. It's a "food blog dedicated to making wholesome food taste incredible". And very successfully too!
RECIPES OF THE WEEK.
And be sure to visit the great blogs I mention. You'll be happy you did!