Even your pickiest eater is going to love this recipe for 5 Minute, 6 Ingredient Low Carb Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls. Guaranteed.
I’m always on the hunt for easy healthy snacks for my family. My boys eat a LOT and are always looking for something to munch on. Some of our favorites are Crispy Green Bean Chips, Kale Chips, No Bake Protein Bars and No Bake Almond Joy Bars, but I’m telling you, these Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls are a HUGE hit.
Let me tell you how I know I have a winner recipe……
Sometimes, when I make healthy treats, at least one person in the family thinks they aren’t a “treat.”
In other words, this person, who shall remain unidentified, won’t eat them.
What puzzles me is that if another mom makes a similar thing, he’ll gobble it down.
Or if there’s a similarly “wholesome, not that incredibly tasty snack” in a wrapper from a health food store, he’ll gobble that down too, but since it’s from our kitchen and doesn’t have a wrapper, he’ll say it’s not that great.
He’s clearly the most finicky one in the family when it comes to food.
He. Loves. These.
And I’m so excited to share this recipe with you.
It’s a great treat to have around to keep you out of unhealthy treats, plus it’s special diet friendly – even adaptable for the AIP diet (Autoimmune Protocol or Autoimmune Paleo).
These cookie dough balls are grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and low carb, and can be made nut-free too.
PLUS they take only 5 minutes to make.
AND they use only 6 ingredients (if you use only one of the sweeteners and don’t count the salt.)
I love having an easy recipe like this that I can whip up in a flash to satisfy the two boys.who.never.get.enough.food. Seriously. I joke with them all the time that they are bottomless pits and that I have no idea how to keep the kitchen stocked so they are satisfied.
My whole family loves my Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (I do too), but this way you can have the same great taste without needing to turn your oven on. And since I don’t have an oven right now (Yikes! Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!), this recipe is particularly helpful.
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Seriously, these are great.
I just made another batch while adding this recipe to the blog and my boys dove into them. My oldest said, “YUM!” when he found out that I was making them.
Between the 3 of us who are home right now, they’re almost gone.
I’ll make a bigger batch next time :).
I look forward to hearing what you all think of this recipe and I have another cookie dough ball recipe or two to share in the hopefully not too distant future.
- ½ cup almond butter (or other nut or seed butter. See Homemade Nut or Seed Butter). Use Coconut Butter for AIP (if you would prefer to make your own, here's my Homemade Coconut Butter.
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp coconut flour
- 3 Tbsp coconut milk (or other dairy-free milk. For make your own, see Easiest Coconut Milk)
- 3 Tbsp xylitol. Use coconut sugar for AIP.
- 15 drops vanilla liquid stevia (See Homemade Liquid Stevia). If desired, sub 2 Tbsp xylitol instead.)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt (optional but really adds a lot! - I recommend Real Salt)
- 3 Tbsp xylitol (or other preferred granulated sweetener)
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- Put all ingredients, except the topping ingredients, into a bowl.
- Mix well until combined thoroughly.
- Roll into balls and roll to coat in the topping.
- Store in refrigerator.
What’s your favorite easy healthy snack?
Photo Credits: Naomi Huzovicova