Paleo Cookie Dough Bites

Paleo Gluten Free Cookie Dough Bites

I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookie dough. These are a much healthier version and the perfect treat for cookie dough lovers following a paleo and gluten free diet. These cookie dough bites are made without eggs and grains and contain four main ingredients: almond flour, coconut oil, coconut milk and chocolate chips. I am certain you will enjoy this recipe for gluten free and paleo cookie dough bites.

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4.0 from 8 reviews
Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ tablespoons coconut milk, full fat
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon raw honey
  • ¾ cup blanched almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips, plus more for drizzling
  1. whisk together the coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla and honey
  2. using a rubber spatula, gently mix in the almond flour until ingredients are combined. Be careful not to over mix or the batter will become oily.
  3. fold in the chocolate chips and refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes
  4. roll chilled dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. melt chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering water
  6. drizzle chocolate over each cookie dough bite

Recipe make 10 cookie dough bites. Store in the refrigerator.

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  1. Lori and Michelle (@purelytwins) June 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm Reply

    look delicious!!

  2. Anastasia June 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm Reply

    I used maple syrup v honey just because I like the taste better. I used normal sized choc chips, but I think they would be better with mini ones. Very, very delicious though. Exactly what I needed after today.

  3. shebo32heb June 11, 2013 at 12:33 am Reply

    I used coconut flour instead of almond flour by error! Total mess up. I then realised I don’t have any almond flour so ended up using almond meal instead. Was ok. Live and learn I guess 🙂

  4. Nikki June 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm Reply

    Very good…almost taste like a mounds / almond joy…must be the coconut oil. Super easy to make. Glad there were only a few of them–otherwise I might have eaten them all.

  5. Chelcie June 12, 2013 at 4:56 am Reply

    This can’t really be considered paleo. Honey, although raw, is Still a natural sweetener/sugar. Any type of sugar can cause inflammation in the body and therefore is not ideal for a paleo diet. When looking for a sweetener try using dates. Dates are an extremely sweet fruit and because the sugar comes from A paleo approved source it would be a better choice. Chocolate chips also contain white processed sugar.

    • adriana July 29, 2013 at 9:28 am Reply

      raw, unrefined, unheated honey is a “paleo approved” sweetener. Dates also raise blood sugar and are very high in carbs.

    • Vince July 31, 2013 at 9:39 am Reply

      Honey causes inflammation? Really? “Natural honey lowers plasma glucose, C-reactive protein, homocysteine, and blood lipids in healthy, diabetic, and hyperlipidemic subjects: comparison with dextrose and sucrose”
      Stop being rude on someone’s blog who is sharing their recipes for free, especially when you’re completely wrong.

  6. xoxoNEH June 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Delicious! 🙂 And for once I don’t feel guilty after eating cookie dough! I used almond meal because I couldn’t find any almond flour, I was wondering what is the difference?

    • adriana June 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. Almond meal and flour are the same thing, just ground up almonds. This is the one I use and recommend

  7. Crunchy Hot Mama June 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm Reply

    Yum! Can’t wait to make these tonight for a girl’s ‘night in!’

    PS-How do you get those Amazon items (Products I used for this recipe) to show on your post?

  8. Ruta June 21, 2013 at 12:28 am Reply

    Wow, YUM! They look so perfect and easy to just pop into your mouth. And made with healthy ingredients? I’m in. I love healthy cookie dough!

  9. Ruth June 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Is there something I can substitute for the honey? My boys are not allowed to have honey on their FODMAP diet.

    • adriana June 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm Reply

      how about raw coconut palm sugar or liquid stevia?

  10. brittanie hocker June 25, 2013 at 10:37 am Reply

    What is the nutritional value on this?

  11. Angie August 3, 2013 at 9:59 am Reply

    yah wondering nutritional count on this as well thanks!

  12. Jessica October 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm Reply

    I don’t have coconut milk, could I sub with something else?

    • adriana October 25, 2013 at 8:05 am Reply

      raw milk, almond milk or any other milk of your choose should be good.

  13. tonia bertram November 14, 2013 at 11:51 am Reply

    could i bake them if i want to?

    • adriana November 21, 2013 at 9:49 am Reply

      yes, I think it would be no problem to bake these, but I haven’t tried it. Please let me know how it goes.

  14. Joi Carey December 12, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply

    Can you suggest a nut free flour that coud replace the almond?

    • adriana December 14, 2013 at 10:55 am Reply

      You could try using coconut flour, but you will need to add a lot less and I am not sure how much. Try adding 1 tbsp at the time until you get the right consistency.

  15. Cari Ann January 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm Reply

    Fantastic! I was craving chocolate tonight and I wanted something other than just eating enjoy life chocolate chips plain! Loved these! We made a double batch, so glad we did! My kids liked them too!

    • adriana January 9, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply


  16. Tonje January 9, 2014 at 1:45 am Reply

    Could I use vanilla sugar instead of vanilla extract? If I can, how much vanilla sugar do put in?

    • adriana January 9, 2014 at 9:23 am Reply

      Tonje, vanilla extract is pure vanilla with no added sugar. If you substitute vanilla sugar for the vanilla extract you will need to adjust the amount of honey added and I am not sure how much to add without doing some testing first.

  17. detailsbydawn January 13, 2014 at 11:35 am Reply

    I added a little bit of salt because my moms choc chip cookies always had salt and I loved the contrast. These were good, my kiddos even liked them. I used carob chips, but next time I will use the real thing….. I am sure it would set these over the top!! Thank you!

  18. Maria M February 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm Reply

    i have to say I am very new to the Paleo life but am really looking it! The hardest part is my daughter I want to satisfy he snacking and sweet tooth once in awhile and allow her treats this was a fantastic and amazing discovery for me all the recipes are truly amazing! I’m so happy I found you and this particular recipe because she loved cookie dough before and now I can still let her have it!!!

    • adriana February 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm Reply


  19. Sharyn February 18, 2014 at 1:37 am Reply

    These are just as yummy baked. My daughter even added berries to the mix instead of Choc chips as we didn’t have them on hand and they were a winner!! Great recipe

    • adriana February 18, 2014 at 8:39 am Reply

      Thanks Sharyn!

  20. Catherine March 27, 2014 at 8:58 am Reply

    Thanks so much for this recipe…yummmm, my kids are going to love it!

  21. Elizabeth May 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Receita deliciosa , rápida e muito fácil! Parabéns pelo vídeo, ele torna tudo ainda mais

  22. Elizabeth May 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Receita fácil e deliciosa! Parabéns pelo vídeo, torna tudo ainda mais fácil!

  23. Toni May 26, 2014 at 10:31 am Reply

    I just finished making these. They’re in the refrigerator firming up now. I can’t wait to try one later! Oh, and I loved the video. Thank you.

  24. Laurel June 30, 2014 at 4:08 am Reply

    I’m looking at these and many other paleo recipes. I can’t have sugar right now and wondered how to have sugar free when the chocolate chips, in all these recipes, have sugar?

    • adriana June 30, 2014 at 11:33 am Reply

      Laurel, the chocolate chips I use is 70% dark. You can substitute them for a darker chocolate, 80% cacao or higher. Another option is to use raw cacao nibs or dried fruit.

  25. Karen August 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm Reply

    Mine are a little on the oily side. Should I use less coconut oil? Thanks!

    • adriana August 12, 2014 at 7:49 pm Reply

      Karen, I am thinking maybe the almond flour you used is more oily. What brand did you use? Also, you might have over mixed the dough, which makes for an oilier cookie dough.
      Did you measure you coconut oil melter?

  26. Vicki August 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm Reply

    This recipe needs work.

    • adriana August 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm Reply

      Vicki, can you please tell me why you think this recipe needs work? Your feedback is valuable to me. Thanks.

  27. Betty Rawker August 26, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply

    Oh, these look insanely good!! I can’t wait to try them!!

  28. Layla August 28, 2014 at 4:29 am Reply

    Thanks so much for submitting this great recipe to our Fast and Easy Paleo Recipe link party!

  29. Chris October 13, 2014 at 6:38 am Reply

    I’ve gotta say…I’m a doughy fanatic. The measurements in the recipe say it’ll make 10 servings…but for my family of 5, i’m going to have to do at least 4x the amount it calls for. Can you replace the honey with maple syrup? Any other substitute for coconut milk – maybe more coconut oil?

    • adriana October 13, 2014 at 8:58 am Reply

      Chris, you can substitute the honey for maple syrup. For the coconut milk, you can use raw milk, pastured heavy cream, or a nut milk like almond milk. If you use a nut milk, add less to start because since it contains less fat it might make the recipe too wet.

  30. Norma Abreu November 20, 2014 at 2:32 am Reply

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    • adriana November 20, 2014 at 7:25 am Reply

      Obrigada Norma! Se tiver alguma duvida sobre as receitas me da um toque.

  31. Charity Peterson January 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm Reply

    I have to say they look really good but don’t taste great at all. I could barely eat one. I put them in the freezer for a later time. I really enjoyed the chocolate chips by themselves which curbed my craving for something sweet. On to something new for my next sweet tooth craving next weekend! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  32. Lori February 10, 2015 at 2:34 am Reply

    These look delish and I can’t wait to try them. Are the stats for this recipe published anywhere? Looking for calorie and carb counts. Thanks!

    • adriana February 11, 2015 at 10:24 am Reply

      Lori, I don’t usually calculate or post the nutrition facts of my recipes.

    • adriana March 16, 2015 at 10:32 am Reply

      Per serving:
      Calories 103 (From Fat 79); Fat 9g (Saturated 5g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 3mg; Carbohydrate 6g
      (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 2g.

  33. Amy July 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm Reply

    When you drizzled on the chocolate, did it solidify? did you add coconut oil to it first?

    • adriana July 23, 2015 at 1:43 pm Reply

      Amy, I don’t mix coconut oil in the chocolate used for drizzling. The chocolate does solidify. Two tips: first keep your truffles in the fridge while you melt the chocolate so they cool the chocolate fast when you drizzled over them. Second, melt half the chocolate in a double boiler, remove from the heat and then mix in the remaining chocolate until melter. This will temper the chocolate which keeps it solid at room temperature.

  34. Sophia July 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm Reply

    Can you use regular flour? Or would that destroy the taste? I know regular flour isn’t on the paleo diet but I’ve run out of almond flour

    • adriana July 26, 2015 at 8:32 am Reply

      Shopia, I think it should be fine if you use regular flour. If it looks dry add a bit more milk or oil. You might also need to adjust the sweetness.

  35. gabes October 14, 2015 at 10:26 am Reply

    I used VitaFiber instead Honey, they came out perfect!

  36. nina December 8, 2015 at 1:23 am Reply

    these look great! How long can they be stored for??

    • adriana December 8, 2015 at 7:45 am Reply

      Nina, these will last in the fridge for a while. You can also freeze then and then defrost them if you’d like.

  37. Ginger May 14, 2016 at 12:41 pm Reply

    I would like to make these, but I thought you should not eat raw flour. I heard coconut flour is okay to eat raw, but is almond flour?

    • adriana May 14, 2016 at 4:15 pm Reply

      Hi Ginger, almond flour is simply almonds ground up to fine powder. Its totally fine to eat it raw.

  38. Giner May 15, 2016 at 3:41 am Reply

    Okay, thank you. I’ll make these and let you know how it goes!

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