Strawberry oatmeal cookie dough bites are a sweet treat to make when you’re in a hurry. This no-bake dessert tastes like your favorite strawberry candy, and take just minutes to make.
A delicious no-bake treat is always a good thing as far as I’m concerned. If I can make a tasty allergy friendly dessert without heating up the house it’s a win.
We like cookie dough bites because they’re the perfect size to pack in a lunch. Chocolate chip cookie dough bites and chocolate energy bites are two of our favorite small treats to take along when we’re on the go.
These strawberry oatmeal cookie dough bites came about because I wanted to create a fruity no-bake treat. These summery treats are just bursting with strawberry flavor from freeze dried strawberries.
These were a big hit with the kids and adults in our house! They remind me of the strawberry shortcake ice cream bars I used to enjoy when I was little.
- Strawberries – I used freeze dried strawberries from Karen’s Naturals. When I ground them up along with the oats, they became a very fine powder, which was perfect for flavoring these bites. You could also make your own dehydrated strawberries and use those if you like.
- Sweeteners – I used both organic cane sugar and maple syrup in this recipe. You could use date sugar, coconut sugar, honey, or agave syrup. I do recommend using a combination of dry and wet sweeteners so that this dough sticks together.
- Vegan Buttery Spread – Buttery spread adds to the cookie flavor here. If you wanted to add more protein to this recipe, you could use sunbutter or a different seed butter instead. If you do this, of course the flavor will change a bit. I think it would be similar to a sunbutter and jelly sandwich.
- Place the certified gluten free oats and freeze dried strawberries in a food processor.
- Pulse until the oats and strawberries are finely ground.
- Add the ground flax seed, vegan buttery spread, maple syrup, sugar, and vanilla, and pulse until the mixture comes together.
- Roll the dough into balls. You can then roll the balls in some ground freeze dried strawberries if you like. Chill in the refrigerator.
- You do need to use freeze dried fruit, but you could use a different variety. Freeze dried raspberries, blueberries, or cherries could all work well.
- Grain Free Option – If you’d like to make these grain free, you could use finely shredded coconut, coconut flour, or almond flour if you are able to eat nuts.
- If you like the combination of berries and chocolate, add a ½ cup of dairy free mini chocolate chips to this recipe.
Store strawberry cookie dough bites in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for about 5 days.
You could also freeze these cookie dough bites. Store in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 3 months.
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Strawberry Oatmeal Cookie Dough Bites.
Everyone loves a no-bake treat, and this one has it all! These cookie dough bites are sweet and delicious with a wonderfully fresh berry taste.
Place the certified gluten free oats and ¾ cup freeze dried strawberries in a food processor, and process on high speed until the oats are ground into flour.
Add the ground flax seed meal, vegan buttery spread, maple syrup, sugar, and vanilla extract into food processor and process until well blended.
Use your hands to roll the cookie dough into one inch balls and place onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
Place the cookie dough bites into the refrigerator or freezer to chill for about one hour.
If you'd like to add more strawberry flavor, process another ⅓ cup freeze dried strawberries in a blender or mini food processor. This is optional, but it does add more color and flavor.
You can try making these with shredded, coconut, coconut flour, or almond flour if that works for you.
You can leave the flax seed meal out if you like.
Nutrition facts are for one cookie dough bite.
These cookie dough bites can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or in the freezer for up to three months. Be sure to thaw them out before eating them.