Cookie Dough Energy Bites

I am not a cookie dough eater. Home made cookies have egg in them so when I think of cookie dough (or any dough), I think of raw eggs. No thank you.
We used to lick the beaters when mom would make a cake but that was from the homemade frosting. Yum yum, that brings back some memories.

Now days you can find “eatable” cookie dough in tubs at the grocery store. I assume there are no raw egg in this type. I have never had intentions of trying it but I know a lot of people that love cookie dough. There is even cookie dough flavored ice cream, yogurts, and cereals. 

If you like cookie dough, you are going to love this recipe I’m going to share with you. This cookie dough is made with only 4 ingredients and no eggs included.  

I am always looking for a small finger tip snack and this is perfect and so easy to make. 

Cookie Dough Energy Bites

1 Cup- Almond Flour (or coconut flour).
2/3 Cup- Peanut Butter.
2 Tablespoons Honey. 
1 Tsp. Vanilla (optional).
1/4 Cup- Chocolate Chips ( minis are best).

Mix peanut butter, honey and vanilla until smooth.
Add Almond flour and mix/kneed until combined.
Add chocolate chips and mix until combined.
Roll into 1 inch balls.
Store in airtight container in fridge. 

Beware: It’s easy to eat too many of these. Each ball only has about 3 grams of protein and a little over 100 calories each, so take it easy if your trying to drop a few pounds. In fact, you may need to hide them from yourself. After one bite, you will get the urge to eat a few more. 

Cookie dough lovers, I guess you can just keep it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon. 

Independence Day Weekend

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. I had a good weekend. It was a long weekend because my work place closed the office on Friday for the Holiday. My vote was to close on Monday but I was out numbered. However, having Friday off worked out great for me. 

My husband had to work on Friday so I headed down to Charlotte to spend some time with my daughter since she had the day of too. The plan was to get some bagels for breakfast around the pool at her little apartment. That didn’t work out as planned because it rained. So we had breakfast inside. 

After breakfast she wanted to take me to place on the other side of town called Camp North End where there were shops, art displays and restaurants. Once we got there, most of the shops were closed but we had a good time walking around and looking at the unique setting. 

Afterwards, we grabbed some lunch and the sun finally decided to make an appearance so we run out to the pool. 
We didn’t swim but instead, we sat around and talked about work, boys and fashion as we giggled at the little green lizards running back and forth under our chairs. 

It was a nice day.

Saturday, my husband had the day off so we got up early and went out for breakfast. He wanted to visit a little underground breakfast shop called “The Notary”  in the basement of one of the hotels in town. The food was delicious and the coffee is the best. I highly recommend the grits. 

On Sunday, The fourth of July, I was able to squeeze into my Independence Day dress that mom made me over 25 years ago and headed out to church for a wonderful service. You can always find my church services broadcasted on Facebook at “West Franklin Baptist Church”. 

Later that afternoon me and Nick grilled out steaks and watched random fireworks going off around the neighborhood. It was just enough to enjoy before we called it a day.

Now Back to the work week. 
Did you go anywhere to watch fireworks or did you stay in?