Healthy Cookie Dough Bars

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These healthy cookie dough bars are such a fun and yummy snack for you and your toddler! It a fun one to let your toddler help while making these yummy treats! It only has 5 ingredients, and takes about 5 minutes to whip up! I hope you love it as much as I do.

I’ve got a winning recipe for you today – Healthy Cookie Dough Bars! These delightful little bars are not only scrumptious but also packed with nutritious ingredients that your toddler will love. Let’s dive into why these Cookie Dough Bars are a fantastic choice for your child and how to whip up a batch in no time.

Why Healthy Cookie Dough Bars Are Great for Toddlers

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Almond flour and nut butter provide essential nutrients such as healthy fats and protein. These bars are designed to keep your toddler energized and feeling their best.
  2. No Baking Required: Since there’s no baking involved, this recipe is a safe and fun way for your toddler to get involved in the kitchen. Let them help mix and flatten the dough into bars – it’s a fantastic hands-on activity.
  3. Versatile and Customizable: You can customize these bars by adding your toddler’s favorite mix-ins, like chocolate chips or dried fruits. It’s a great way to introduce new flavors while ensuring they’re excited about their snacks.


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup nut butter (e.g., almond, peanut, or cashew)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (or your choice of mix-ins)


Almond flour: you can sub for any other safe to eat raw flour (do not use all purpose flour as it isn’t meant to eat raw).

Nut butter: if you have a nut allergy, you can sub for sun butter.

Chocolate chips: you could do dried fruit (though it wouldn’t taste like a chocolate chip cookie)


  1. Mix the Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, nut butter, vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup. Stir everything together until you have a uniform dough-like consistency.
  2. Add Chocolate Chips (or Mix-Ins): Gently fold in the chocolate chips or any other mix-ins your toddler loves. This step not only enhances the flavor but also adds a delightful texture to the bars.
  3. Shape into Ball: Allow your toddler to get hands-on with this step! Help them combine the dough into a big ball.
  4. Baking Dish: Place the dough into a parchment lined baking dish. Use your fingers to press it down until it fills the whole dish.
  5. Refrigerate: Place the baking sheet in the fridge and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. This will help it firm up.
  6. Enjoy: Once it’s chilled, it’s time to enjoy these Healthy Cookie Dough Bars! Cut into small squares and serve them as a snack, a dessert, or even as an on-the-go treat.


If you have any leftover Cookie Dough Bars, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. This makes them a fantastic make-ahead option for busy days or a quick grab-and-go snack for your toddler.

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4 from 2 votes

Healthy Cookie Dough Bars


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Use your hands and combine the mixture into a big ball.
  • Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and place the cookie dough ball in the dish. Use your fingers to flatten to dough out and fill the whole dish.
  • Chill for 30 minutes. Slice into bars and enjoy!


Do not sub all purpose flour, as it is not meant to be eaten raw!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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