Breads & Baked Goods, Desserts

Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

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For the blondie

  • 1 x can butter beans or chickpeas
  • 4 tbsp smooth nut butter
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g gluten-free flour
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 75g coconut sugar
  • 2 scoops vegan protein powder (or sub for ground almonds/flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g dark chocolate pieces

For the chocolate balls

  • 100g oats
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp nut butter
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50g dark chocolate pieces
  • Melted dark chocolate to decorate


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line a 9x9in baking tin.

  • Step 2

    Place the butter beans, nut butter, maple syrup, milk and vanilla into your Ninja Kitchen Nutri Ninja food processor and whizz up until smooth.

  • Step 3

    Add in the flour, almonds, sugar, protein powder and baking powder then blend again until a smooth, thick batter has formed. Spread into the tin.

  • Step 4

    Mix together the oats, cocoa powder, nut butter and syrup until the mixture comes together then add in the chocolate pieces. Divide into 16 small pieces and roll into balls.

  • Step 5

    Add on top of the blondie mixture then scatter over the remaining chocolate pieces. Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and golden. Leave to cool then cut into 8 bars and drizzle with dark chocolate. Enjoy!