These stuffed no-bake cookie dough bites are everything you could ever want them to be.
They’re soft, chocolately, packed with protein, and super easy to whip up.
We’ll call them “bites” but they are actually a few bites. “Cookie dough balls” just didn’t sound quite as fun.
This recipe actually came about when I decided to try combining two recipes of mine: No-Bake Protein Cookies and High-Protein Edible Brownie Batter.
By stuffing the brownie batter inside of the cookie dough, we’re creating the perfect combination of raw cookie dough & brownies.
Each bite has 170 calories, 9g fat, 11g carbs, and 12g protein.
BUT, if you want to leave the chocolate coating off, you’ll save yourself a decent amount of calories. Each bite without the chocolate coating is 130 Calories, 5g fat, 10g carbs, and 10g protein!
How to make stuffed no-bake cookie dough bites
To start, we’re going to make the protein brownie batter. If you’ve ever made my High-Protein Edible Brownie Batter recipe, this is going to look very similar to ya!
Making this protein brownie batter is as simple as mixing everything together and letting it sit to thicken.
To speed up the thickening process, we’re going to add the brownie batter to the freezer to set while we prep our cookie dough.
The brownie batter is pretty sticky when it’s first mixed, so cooling it in the freezer makes it much easier to work with!
As the brownie batter sets, we’ll make the no-bake cookie dough.
If you ever made my No-Bake Protein Cookies, then this is going to look very similar to ya.
Since we’re not using any flour or eggs, this cookie dough is perfectly safe to eat raw!
Start by combining all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
We are using vanilla protein powder (I recommend using PEScience, and you can save 15% using my code “Matt”), oat flour, sugar or sugar substitute, and powdered peanut butter.
Note that the powdered peanut butter can easily be swapped out for almond flour or coconut flour, depending on your dietary preferences.
Then all we have to do is add in our liquid ingredients (butter & syrup), fold in our chocolate chips, and it’s ready to go!
Now we can remove the brownie batter from the freezer and start to assemble our no-bake cookie dough bites.
Break the cookie dough up into 8 pieces and roll them into balls in your palms.
Then, flatten them out into cookie shapes and add a small spoonful of your brownie batter to 4 of the raw cookies.
Cover the brownie batter with the rest of the cookie dough, then pinch down the edges and us your hands to shape them into balls.
They may not be perfect, and there will be some cracks that reveal the filling inside, but that’s okay! They’ll stay plenty solid in the fridge, but even in the worst-case scenario, we’re covering ’em with a chocolate coating anyway.
Refrigerate the stuffed cookie dough bites for one hour.
As is the case with most no-bake recipes, the flavor improves significantly when it sits. One hour makes a big difference, so don’t skip this step!
Once the hour is up, we’re going to dip the bites in our chocolate coating. I used the same recipe as my Healthy Magic Shell, but you can also simply melt down chocolate to use as your coating.
For this, I simply microwave a tablespoon of coconut oil, whisk in a tiny bit of protein powder and cocoa powder, then it’s ready to go!
The coating will immediately begin to solidify, and it should be completely hardened in a matter of minutes.
Now you are ready to enjoy!
You can dig into these stuffed no-bake brownie bites, or store them in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week.
I kept my leftovers on a plate in the fridge, and they tasted just as good after 2 days as they did on that first day!
Want more no-bake recipes?
I’ve got plenty of amazing desserts that don’t require you turning on the oven:
- No-Bake Protein Cookies
- Fruity Cereal No-Bake Protein Cheesecake
- Protein Cookie Dough Parfait
- No-Bake Vegan Brownies
- No-Bake Sugar Cookie Protein Bars
- Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars
Stuffed No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites (With 12g of Protein)
These are "bites" but they are incredibly filling. With no baking required and 12g of protein per serving, this is a snack you're going to want to make over and over again.
Cookie Dough Ingredients
- 30g (1 Scoop) Vanilla Whey/Casein Blend Protein (Code "Matt" will save you 15% on PEScience)
- 30g Oat Flour
- 30g Sugar Substitute
- 7g Powdered Peanut Butter
- 35g Light Butter (I use Country Crock spread)
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 10g Mini Chocolate Chips
Brownie Batter Filling (Only need about 1/3 of this recipe)
- 30g (1 Scoop) Vanilla or Chocolate Whey/Casein Blend Protein (Code "Matt" will save you 15% on PEScience)
- 35g Canned Pumpkin
- 25g Granular Sugar Substitute
- 12g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 7g (1 Tbsp) Peanut Butter Powder
- 2 Tbsp Sugar-Free Syrup (or any sticky sweetener of choice
Chocolate Shell Coating
- 14g (1 Tbsp) Coconut Oil
- 7g (1/4 Scoop) Chocolate Protein Powder
- 4g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Brownie batter filling instructions:
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
- Add in the canned pumpkin & maple syrup, then mix it all together with a silicone spatula. It’s going to be thick, so continue stirring until a batter begins to form.
- Put the brownie batter in the freezer to set while you prep the cookie dough.
No-bake cookie dough instructions:
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, leaving out the chocolate chips.
- Add in the butter and vanilla extract, and use your silicone spatula to mix it up until a dough forms. It may seem like there is not enough liquid, but continue mixing- it will become a ball of dough (use your hands if needed).
- Fold in your chocolate chips.
- Remove the brownie batter from the freezer.
- Add the cookie dough to a sheet of parchment paper, and break it apart into 8 equal-sized balls of dough.
- Flatten each dough ball out into a cookie shape.
- Add a spoonful of the brownie batter into the center of 4 of the cookies, then top each with the remaining dough. Pinch down the edges, then pick up each one to form a ball in your hands.
- Add to the fridge for one hour before eating (the flavor really develops in this time).
Chocolate coating instructions:
You can melt chocolate and use that as the coating, or you can leave the coating off altogether and enjoy the no-bake cookie dough bites as is. If you want to make the same coating as I did...
- Microwave one tablespoon of coconut oil for about 30 seconds, or until it completely liquifies.
- Whisk in your protein powder and cocoa powder until smooth.
- Using a fork, add each cookie dough bite to the bowl and roll them around until fully coated. Add to a cooling rack or sheet of parchment paper and allow the coating to dry, which should only take a minute or two.
- Enjoy right away or keep these bites stored in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week!
- I do not count sugar substitutes in my carb totals since it contributes 0 calories. If you are very strict with your carb counts, be sure to include those.
- If you leave the chocolate coating off, each cookie dough bite will be 130 calories, 5g fat, 10g carbs, and 10g protein.
- We only need about 1/3 of the total brownie batter, but I find it much easier to make more than needed for the recipe.
- Since these is no baking required, you can experiment with different flavors and combinations of ingredients here.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Servings Serving Size 1 Stuffed Bite
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 9gCarbohydrates 11gProtein 12g
Wednesday 1st of September 2021
Can you use Almond flour? Or others?.
Tuesday 21st of September 2021
@Donna, I can't promise the same result, but since this is no-bake, it certainly can't hurt to try
Wednesday 1st of September 2021
I just noticed that the recipe says it yields 6 but the instructions sound like it only makes 4 (8 cookie dough balls = 2 per once stuffed). Can you confirm if the nutritional info would be for 4 bites or 6? THANKS! Can’t wait to try.
Tuesday 21st of September 2021
@Kristy, So sorry about that! Can confirm it is for 4, I just accidentally wrote 6!