Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (Recipe)


To make SCD compliant, use shredded coconut in place of chocolate chips and coat in melted oil and shredded coconut.

Use soy-free chocolate chips, such as those from Enjoy Life Foods. 


  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • ½ cup coconut butter
  • 1 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • ½ cup GFCF chocolate chips (I prefer Enjoy Life brand, they are also soy-free)


In a food processor, process the dates for a minute or so into a paste

Add the coconut butter.  Pulse a few times to crumble the coconut butter and mix it throughout.

Melt the coconut oil in a small pan, don’t overheat.  It will melt easily.  Turn on the food processor and pour the melted oil through the top allowing the dates and butter to blend into a  smooth paste.

Put mixture into a bowl and stir in chocolate chips by hand.

To roll the balls, pick up a small handful of paste and press it into your hand and roll it into a little ball, less than 1 inch in diameter.  Put the balls on a plate as you roll them.  Place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator (in the summer) or a cool spot.

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  1. what is coconut butter ?

  2. Hello! “To make SCD compliant, use shredded coconut in place of chocolate chips and coat in melted oil and shredded coconut.”
    – Indeed, a healthy substitute. The coconut palm tree (Cocos nucifera Linn) is not called The Tree of Life for nothing. All of its edible components (oil, milk, meat, etc.) possess remarkable health-boosting properties. Just my two cents.
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