Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

These are some goooood balls! A reasonably healthy alternative to actual cookie dough, yet somehow they taste almost exactly like cookie dough! I keep some of these balls in the freezer at all times, ha! My jokes here are seriously endless so I will just get straight to the recipe.
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1 1/3 cup salted cashews
1 cup regular oats
1 1/2 cups spelt flour (or whatever flour you want)
10 medjool dates, pitted
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup chocolate chips, melted for dipping

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor, process the cashews and oats into a flour like consistency. Add the flour and salt and pulse a few times to combine.
Add the dates and pulse to a fine consistency.
Pour in the vanilla and syrup. Process until the mixture comes together in a ball. Too wet, add more flour. Too dry, add more syrup.
Now it’s time to add the chocolate chips. You can do this a couple different ways. You can transfer everything to a large mixing bowl and stir the chocolate chips in, that is the proper method. I however hate to dirty large mixing bowls and I like to live on the edge. So, I leave everything in the food processor and do a combination on pulsing the chocolate chips in and stirring them in.

Now, roll the dough into little balls and place on the baking sheet.
Melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth.
Dip the top of each ball in the chocolate or use a spatula to swipe some chocolate across the top. Or you can use a toothpick and dip each ball.

Store in the freezer, thaw to refrigerator temperature or room temperature before eating.


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