Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites. I mean, the name speaks for itself doesn’t it?! Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are all the rage right now. There are so many recipes out there, but an especially popular one from Kale Junkie was the inspiration for these beauties. Now what makes these energy bites even better than the cookie itself? THEY ARE ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS!

vegan cookie dough bites. the chocolate chips in the energy bites have a beautiful shine to them. The bites are served in a coconut bowl filled with chocolate chips. There are burlap sacks and purple flowers in the background.

Who believes me when I say these beautiful bites of heaven are only 5 ingredients? Well you better believe it! These vegan energy bites are so easy to make, don’t make a huge mess, and are a nourishing dessert or snack. Energy bites have been a staple in my household for a long time. When I was an elite swimmer, they made a really great pre-practice snack. You can meal prep them ahead of time to snack on during the week, or make a small fresh batch and eat it all for dessert in one night (I can’t say I haven’t done it!)

The best part of these vegan energy bites?

They’re so customizable! You can use whatever chocolate you want. You can use nut butter instead of tahini if that’s what you have. You can even add vanilla & salt for more flavor. The list goes on and on! I am playing with a few new flavors of energy bites, but this one is definitely my favorite so far. It might have something to do with the fact that I am obsessed with cookies. You know how I can tell? Maybe because almost all of my dessert recipes are cookie related (haha!) Be sure to let me know what other energy bite flavors you want, and tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace for a chance to be featured!

PS: The chocolate I use in these is Enjoy Life Chocolate chips and then chunks of JOJOs Chocolate, which you can shop here for a discount!

vegan cookie dough bites. one cookie dough ball has a bite out of it to show the inside texture.the chocolate chips in the energy bites have a beautiful shine to them. The bites are served in a coconut bowl filled with chocolate chips. There are burlap sacks and purple flowers in the background.

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites

The best cookie gets a vegan energy bite remix. With only 5 ingredients, these cookie dough bites are wholesome, nutritious, and make a tasty snack or dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 balls

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate vegan chocolate of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add first four ingredients to a food processor. Blend together until smooth dough forms.
  • Add dough to bowl. Stir in chocolate of choice.
  • Using clean hands, take 1 tbsp of dough at a time and roll into balls.
  • Store in sealed container in refrigerator or enjoy fresh. Enjoy!
Keyword chocolate, cookie, gluten-free, healthy dessert, healthy snack, meal prep, no-bake, oats, vegan, vegan dessert

Gluten Free and Vegan Oreos

What’s better than that classic store-bought Oreo cookie dunked in a cold glass of dairy-free milk? These homemade, gluten-free, vegan Oreos copycat! Crunchy chocolate cookies meet sweet, creamy white filling in the best flavor combo there is.

homemade oreos 4 sandwich cookies and one circle cookie topped with fluffy white frosting

Yep, I said it, that crunchy chocolate with sweet cream is the best flavor combo. I know I said peanut butter and chocolate is the best, like in my Vegan Tagalongs but I’m am starting to become partial to the cookies ‘n cream vibe! These homemade gluten-free and vegan Oreos are a crucial part of my Cookies ‘N Cream Vegan Ice Cream. They are also fan-flipping-tastic on their own!

The real question is:

Are you a “take a bite out of the cookie” type or a “lick the cream from the center first” type?? With these vegan Oreos, either method is deliciously tasty. They are also slightly more wholesome than the store-bought kind thanks to using easy and real ingredients! Oreo did just release gluten-free cookies, but there is something about a homemade version that just feels so much more special!

My favorite part about these vegan Oreos is that they aren’t complicated! They are an easy vegan dessert recipe that you can make ahead of time, and they store really well in the fridge. This recipe uses accessible ingredients that most grocery stores carry, which to me is really important. Eating dairy-free does not need to be expensive or unattainable! Many vegan recipes are too complicated or use specialty ingredients that you have to go to special stores for. I simply am not about that.

I hope you make these homemade vegan Oreos and they bring you as much joy as they bring my family!

3 homemade Oreos stacked on top of each other. Chocolate cookie sandwiches stuffed with light white creamy filling. Mason jar in background

Gluten-Free and Vegan Oreos

This easy vegan dessert seems fancier than it is! Made with accessible ingredients and lots of love, these vegan Oreos are even better and more wholesome than the store-bought kind.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Giant Sandwiches

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup oat flour store-bought or homemade
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder high quality
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk of choice

Filling

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp softened vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Combine all dry dough ingredients in a medium bowl. Once combined, pour in the vanilla, melted vegan butter, and non-dairy milk.
  • Stir ingredients together until dough forms. Form into ball. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 30 minutes.
  • While that chills, preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once dough has chilled, roll out into 1/4 inch thick slab. Use circle cookie cutter (I used a mason jar lid) to cut out even sized circles.
  • Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approzimately 10 minutes, give or take a minute depending on the size of circle you cut.
  • Let cookies cool completely after baking.
  • While cookies cool, make your filling!
  • Combine all the filling ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat until smooth.
  • Time for assembly! Take one cookie, add 1-2 tbsp of filling and then top with another cookie.
  • Enjoy! Store in fridge.
Keyword cookies n cream, healthy cookies, healthy dessert, homemade oreos, oreo, vegan, vegan cookie, vegan dessert, vegan oreo

Cookies ‘N Cream Vegan Ice Cream

As the weather finally heats up, what’s one thing you need in your life? This Cookies ‘n Cream Vegan Ice Cream – trust me, it’s good for the soul!

vegan ice cream cookies n cream ice cream in a bowl topped with homemade oreos and brownie balls served with a spoon

Now that temperatures are finally above freezing again, my body is craving a cool bowl of ice cream. 35 degrees and sunny? That’s shorts and soft-serve weather! I have so many fond memories with my family getting Dairy Queen or Culver’s on a warm summer night, that when Spring finally hits I simply can’t wait to relive those memories.

If asked, would you be able to list your top 3 favorite ice cream flavors? I know I can, and cookies ‘n cream is definitely on that list! There’s something so delicious about the creamy cookie filling blending with the creamy ice cream base and then contrasting with a sweet crunchy chocolate cookie. This vegan ice cream take on cookies ‘n cream has all of those wonderful flavor notes, while not being overpowered by a banana flavor! It also has an extra boost of protein thanks to the vanilla plant-based protein powder.

Why do you need this vegan ice cream in your life?

  • This ice cream is packed with different flavors and textures
  • You don’t need to go out to enjoy soft-serve
  • It has some extra nutritional value while still being tasty!

I love a good treat that has some extra nutritional value to fuel my active lifestyle. What better way to get some protein than through a bowl of vegan ice cream?! Add in the delicious homemade or store-bought Oreo cookies (recipe coming soon!), brownie batter balls (based on my Brownie Bite recipe), and some extra creamy icing, and you’ve got yourself an ice cream bowl for the ages! I know Nutsola or some JOJOs chocolate would also be a delicious addition on top.

If you still aren’t convinced that you need this Cookies ‘N Cream Vegan Ice Cream in your life, make the recipe down below and see for yourself!

vegan ice cream cookies n cream ice cream in a bowl topped with homemade oreos and brownie balls served with a spoon

Cookies N' Cream Vegan Ice Cream

A warm Spring or Summer night's dream. Now you don't need to run to the store to enjoy soft serve! This vegan ice cream doesn't taste overly banana-y, is packed with protein, and tastes just like one of my favorite flavors as a kid.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large bananas peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder plant based
  • 3 Oreos or my homemade version
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a high-power blender.
  • Blend together until completely smooth. Add more oat milk if necessary to blend.
  • Serve immediately with toppings of choice for soft serve. Freeze in a tupperware container for 1+ hours for a more scoopable ice cream.
Keyword cookies n cream, healthy dessert, healthy snack, high protein, high protein ice cream, ice cream, protein, vegan, vegan dessert, vegan ice cream

 

 


Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites

Imagine you’re sitting on the porch after a hot summer day, and remember you have a fresh box of Thin Mints in the freezer. You pop a crisp refreshing sweet cookie in your mouth, and all your worries wash away. This is the feeling these Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites, so there’s no better vegan no-bake dessert!

It’s only fair to keep going with the Girl Scout Cookie themed desserts and nothing can follow up a vegan peanut butter patty better than a Thin Mint-inspired treat! These Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites are a super delicious, rich, chocolatey vegan no-bake dessert. If you like mint chocolate, you’re going to love these!

no-bake vegan dessert thin mint brownie balls with cocoa coating and powdered sugar coating on canvas

If you’re a Thin Mint lover, you know that they are best served fresh from the freezer. Who’s with me?! That sweet, rich, yet refreshing crispy bite can’t be beat – and I captured all of that essence in these No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites!

One of my most fond memories is coming home from swim practice on a hot summer evening and finishing dinner with some delicious Thin Mints from the freezer. Now one of my favorite moments is finishing up a long day of work and popping one of these vegan no-bake thin mint brownie bites fresh from the freezer to fuel myself for an evening of activity. I can’t think of a more delicious way to fuel up!

Why make this vegan no-bake dessert?

  • Because they are easy to make
  • These are perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle
  • No-bake brownie bites are a quick, satisfying dessert!

So if that doesn’t convince you to make these Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites, what will? Maybe the fact that they are made with affordable ingredients and you can’t even tell they are vegan! Be sure to leave a rating and comment below if you try these. And remember if you tag me in your creation on Instagram, I may also repost it on my story!

vegan no-bake dessert brownie bites chocolate brownie balls dipped in cocoa powder chocolate brownie balls dipped in cocoa powder served on canvas

Vegan No-Bake Thin Mint Brownie Bites

The name speaks for itself here. Thin Mints in brownie form can't be beat. Vegan, gluten-free, cool, rich and chocolatey, this treat is easy and satisfying!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 balls

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips vegan, semisweet
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions
 

  • Melt together chocolate chips and vegan butter in medium bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the melted chocolate butter mixture.
  • Stir until a dough forms. Add more almond milk if necessary.
  • Using clean hands, take 1 tbsp of dough at a time and roll into balls.
  • Optional to roll balls in powdered sugar or cocoa powder for decoration.
  • That is it! Store in the refrigerator or freezer!
Keyword chocolate, gluten-free, mint chocolate, no-bake, thin mint, vegan breakfast, vegan dessert

Vegan Tagalong Copycat

So, we all know it’s Girl Scout Cookie season. And that means cookie galore! As someone who is constantly trying to create the best vegan cookie recipe, I couldn’t not recreate my favorite cookie: the Tagalong (aka Peanut Butter Patty)! 

vegan cookie recipe tagalong copycat cookies with chocolate chips on parchment paper

If you’ve ever had a Tagalong, you will be shocked at how similar these taste! No one will even be able to tell that this is a vegan cookie recipe! But if you’ve never been able to have a Tagalong either due to dairy allergies or being vegan then you NEED this Vegan Tagalong Copycat recipe! You no longer need to miss out on Girl Scout Cookie season. This copycat is the only vegan cookie recipe you need. 

Now, why do I love Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties so much? Because I have an obsession with peanut butter & chocolate!! Seriously, the best flavor combination on earth. The proof is in how many recipes I have already created with peanut butter and chocolate on my Instagram feed.

It is such a freeing feeling to eat what you crave, and I am constantly craving these cookies. Part of my mission is to show you that even with food allergies or other past struggles, all food is fuel and can spread love and joy. Baking up a batch of these Vegan Tagalong Copycats is a sure way to live out that mission!

Why will you love these Vegan Tagalong Copycats?

  • They are the perfect combination of crunchy cookie, smooth peanut butter filling, and sweet chocolate coating.
  • They are easy to make and fun to eat!

If you aren’t convinced already, try these and then you will be! Be sure to leave a comment and rating down below if you make them. Also tag me on Instagram so I can share your remake on my story!

vegan cookie recipe vegan tagalong copycat shortbread cookie with peanut butter filling and chocolate coating on canvas with chocolate chips

Vegan Tagalong Copycat

Move over Girl Scout Cookies, there's a new Peanut Butter Patty in town! This vegan cookie recipe tastes just like the real thing, but is more accessible for those with dairy allergies! It tastes so delicious, sweet, crunchy, and similar to the real thing, you might be able to trick your family and friends.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies

Equipment

  • microwave safe bowl
  • medium mixing bowl
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet

Ingredients
  

Shortbread

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp nut milk almond

Peanut Butter Center

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Chocolate Coating

  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp oil avocado or coconut

Instructions
 

Shortbread

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine all shortbread ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until crumbs form.
  • Squish the dough into one solid ball and then roll out into 1/4 inch thick slab.
  • Cut little circles out of the dough (I used a shot glass)
  • Place circles on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes depending on how big of circles you cut. Let cool.

Peanut Butter Center

  • Mix together all three ingredients until a peanut butter dough forms.
  • Form the dough into little patties the same size as your shortbread circles.
  • Once shortbread is cooled, place one peanut butter center patty onto each shortbread circle.
  • Let the shortbread + peanut butter set in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Chocolate Coating

  • Melt the chocolate and oil in microwave in 30 second increments until completely melted.
  • Dunk the shortbread + peanut butter center cookie into the chocolate to coat completely.
  • Let cookies set in freezer. Store in freezer.
Keyword chocolate, cookie, peanut butter, tagalong, vegan cookie, vegan dessert