No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): a one bowl recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.
Did I tell you guys? My mom’s bday is coming up! You may know her as the infamous “Grams.” And if you’ve been a longtime reader of the blog, then you know how much I love my mama, er… Grams. 🙂 She’s pretty much my favorite person in the entire world.
So when her birthday rolls around, things get pretty hectic here. We all start scrambling around, trying to figure out gift ideas and such. Like, what could all of us kiddos do to really show her how important and special she is? More importantly, what delicious foods can we make to truly express our appreciation?
Well, when ya don’t know what to do, you’ve got to start with what you know. Ya know? 😉 Alright, so two of my mom’s favorite things in the world are going to the gym and snacking. Yep, you heard me right. The gym and snacking. Told you she was cool.
Suddenly, like a lightning strike of realization, you start to see why Beaming Baker is All About the Snacks. 😉 I know, we agreed we wouldn’t use third person. But sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do. <–Nope, no clue why I’m talking this way this here mornin’.
For her birthday, I thought I’d whip her up something special that includes one of her favorite ingredients (pumpkin) PLUS meets that cross-intersection-thingy with gym and snacking. She’s always looking for new ways to enjoy pumpkin, and she’s most definitely always asking me to make her batches upon batches of no bake treats.
So here ya go, Mommy–some awesomely no bake pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough bites! 😉 Fingers crossed, she’ll love these more than her soon-to-be-previous faves, this and this. Meanwhile, I might just whip up a batch of these scrumptious-looking Paleo Cookie Dough Bites from Perry’s Plate while I’m at it. I’m gonna use maple syrup instead of honey to make them vegan. Yum!
Every time someone’s birthday comes up, I get to thinking about all the ways that they’re awesome. I just feel that it’s my sworn duty to list, then categorize, then write-in-the-sky how amazing they are. The thing with my mom is that there are so many wonderful aspects to her that I could do this for decades and still not be done (but don’t tell her I said that—we don’t want her head getting too big). 😉
Two of my favorite things about my mom are her sense of humor and her heart. But honestly, have you ever met anyone with a wicked sense of humor that didn’t have a big heart? Quick, someone make me a correlation chart, stat!
She’s always the first to laugh and the first to crack a joke to lighten the situation. When Erik first met her, he kinda/sorta thought that she couldn’t take anything seriously. But the thing with my mom is that she’s been through so much in her life, that she knows how important it is to enjoy the moment, to let go of grudges and unhappiness…
To embrace the love and life that’s all around us. ❤
Whenever something crappy happens, or someone is upset, she’s the first to make a joke. She’s the first to smile and show us that whatever it is that happened—it’s gonna be okay. We’re gonna be okay. She taught my sisters and me that no matter what was going on in life, we had each other—and with that we could make it through anything.
She taught us that what matters more than accomplishments, fame, money or status is having heart. Oftentimes, we’ve all felt like what we did or what titles were in front of our names mattered more than who we were as people. My mom never, ever let us forget that who we were on the inside, and how we treated people mattered more than all of that other stuff.
Love you, Mommy. <3
I think the way she looks at life is so heavily shaped by everything she’s been through, all of the good and the bad that she’s experienced and seen. A long time ago, she made the decision to be positive about her life, to let go of the past and embrace the present—and that influences me every day.
Thank you, Mommy, for being the best role model, the best mom, and the best everything to all of us lucky kids (yep, this includes Erik!). Happy Birthday. I can’t wait to make all the gym snacks you’d like, take you out for lobstah, shop til we drop, plus make a big batch of these no bake pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough bites for ya! And while we’re at it, we might just make some of Food Faith Fitness’ Pumpkin Spice Paleo Magic Cookie Bars! Because we can never have too many wonderful pumpkin treats for a birthday celebration. 😉 Okay, fine… on the off chance you’re more interested in cookie dough without the pumpkin involved, try out Edible Cookie Dough!
Now, while you and I mop our sentimental tears away, allow me to tell you all about my awesome paleo treats! These No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (aka Happy Birthday Grams Bites) are:
- made in just one bowl
- paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free
- the perfect bite of pumpkin deliciousness
- made with super simple ingredients
- bursting with warm, fall flavors
- perfect as a dessert or a snack
- plant-based and allergy-friendly
- so easy to make
- one of the tastiest ways to enjoy cookie dough
- dedicated to a very special lady 😉
So grab a bowl, just a few ingredients and join my mom and I as we whip up a batch of the tastiest fall cookie dough, like ever. 😉 I can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe!
In the meantime, tell me, what’s your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤
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No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- Yield: 20-30 bites 1x
No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): an easy no bake recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.
- ½ cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 10 minutes)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup assorted vegan chocolate chips (mini and regular)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients: pumpkin, coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla. Whisk until you get a thick, caramel-like mixture.
- Add the dry ingredients: coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk until well-incorporated. Continuing whisking until you get a dough-like texture. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Place bowl in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm up. Remove from freezer.
- Scoop 2 tablespoon-sized cookie dough balls into your hands. Roll and press into bites. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.
– Adapted from my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites and my Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
– Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
– More pumpkin recipes (all V, GF, DF): pumpkin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin pie smoothie (paleo).
– More cookie dough recipes: truffles, bites, cups.
- Category: No Bake, Snacks, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
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So I hear you like cookie dough bites. May I suggest my No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)? Peanut Butter Love, to the max. .
Just in case you’re in the baking mood: try my One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free).
Just 5 ingredients to chocolate coconut almond bliss. 😉 Try my Paleo Almond Joy (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo). Reader-tested, reader-LOVED.
I Just made these and they are way to crumbley and flakey. I do not know what to do because they won’t form into a sticky dough. They just fall apart. Please help me! I spent a lot on these ingredients too
Hi Olivia, I’m so sorry to hear that. Coconut flour can definitely be tricky to work with. It sounds like the ratio of dry ingredients is too high–this might have occurred for a number of reasons (the coconut flour settling, etc.). Try whipping up another flax egg and adding that to your mixture. Fold the flax egg in until well-incorporated. Hope this helps! 🙂
I love that they are no bake, that’s awesome, I get to eat them without waiting for anything to bake. My daughter’s birthday is coming up on the 29th and I still do not know what to get her. She’s an artist and I’m sure she would love art supplies, but I still want to give her something she won’t be expecting. I’ll figure it out. Thanks for this tasty recipe.
YES on the no waiting time!! Haha. Such a great point, Celeste! 😉 Happy early birthday to your daughter. 🙂 How about something artsy and personalized? Personalization always seems to give gifts that extra oomph to make someone feel special. I hope you two have a wonderful time celebrating. <3
Demeter – omg – snacking and gym-ing are two of my favs too!!! And I couldn’t agree more – a zany sense of humor and good heart do seem to go hand in hand! Your mom sounds amazing Demeter … so much like my dad – everytime I read your posts about your mom, I am reminded of my dad – he used to be the first person to crack a joke when things went wonky too. And, before his heart issues started interfering with his brain, he was always so positive as well. He’s been on my mind alot recently and reading this just made me so happy I had him in my life – BTW – these no Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are a snack lovers dream! And they are GF AND Dairy free which is huge for lactose intolerant me 🙂
Hoping your week is off to a wonderful start! xo
You’d totally love my mom Shashi. She has a big heart, just like you. 🙂 Thank you so much for opening up about your Dad. He sounds like he was truly an amazing man. I’m so glad that you have so many wonderful memories of him to keep in your heart. I can’t wait to hear more stories about him some day. <3
I don’t think any of my actual b-day cards to my mom have ever been quite this beautiful and thought-out and sentimental and all the other warm fuzzy things. Your mom is one special lady. Not that I know her or anything, but between this post and your excessive awesomeness that had to come from somewhere I’m sure of it! (Also I should note I do suck at writing b-day cards, I always opted to do the cover art and let my sister write the inside haha!) And while pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough bites aren’t literally warm and fuzzy (thank god!) they do make me very happy inside too. Can I just say, you + coconut flour–killing it. I like where you are going with the humor = big heart thing too, let me know how that research pans out 🙂 Just so you know my bday is in March and I like no-bake treats a lot too *wink-wink*.. Kidding! Love ya xo!
🙂 🙂 Firstly, I totally doubt it because you’re so sweet. 🙂 Secondly, thank you! She deserves these words and SO much more–if only I knew how to express myself better. Also, I’ve got to see some of this cover art! I bet it’s stunning. Warm and fuzzy: can you imagine? Okay, maybe we shouldn’t… Lolol. Coconut flour: it’s like climbing Mount Everest! But softer and flour-ier or something… Ha. I’ll be awaiting your humor/correlation chart. So looking forward to helping you celebrate your bday come March! Love ya! xo
Happy Birthday Mom! Wishing her a very special day. I think any day with a few of your no bake pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough bites is a fabulous day. Sharing, of course!
Thank you so much Bobbi! 🙂 I know she’ll feel extra special when she reads your birthday wishes. <3 Big hugs!