Updated: Jun 17
Love to stuff your face with cookie dough but not with gluten and sugar? These healthy ladoos, aka bliss balls, are guaranteed to hit the spot!
Made with cashews, browned butter, a touch of honey, and my favorite energizing herb that helps you be resilient to stress, these little treats will make your day (and your friends' day too!).
If there is no happy ending, make one out of cookie dough. –Cooper Edens
A ladoo is a bliss ball infused with herbs. This concept originated in India, where the healing system of Ayurveda comes from. Eleuthero is the not-so-secret herb. It's also known as Siberian ginseng. It boosts energy without depleting the adrenals while also helping your body deal with the stress of every day life. Yes, please! My favorite brand is Root & Bones because they are ethically sourced and ultra potent so a little goes a long way. Get 10% off your purchase here.
Cashew Cookie Dough Ladoos
Gather up all your ingredients!
8 tablespoons grass-fed butter (1/2 cup)
3 cups raw cashews
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon eleuthero powder
¼ cup raw honey (liquid)
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips
Surprisingly easy to make, this makes a batch of about 32 ladoos! Plenty to keep you going for a couple months or to serve up for a party or gathering.
Start by browning the butter. Heat a heavy bottomed pot on medium-low and cook the butter, stirring occasionally. It will bubble loudly at first, and start to turn from bright yellow to an amber color.
When brown specks show up and float to the top, and it's a quiet simmer (and it smells heavenly) that’s when it’s done. Set this aside and let it cool for 15 minutes or so.
Blend the cashews in a food processor until the oils start to release, scraping down the sides as often as needed. Then drizzle in the melted coconut oil while the food processor is running until it makes a thick dough.
Transfer the cashew dough to a bowl and add the browned butter, coconut flour and eleuthero, mixing well. Add the honey, salt, vanilla and cinnamon and stir it up until it’s nice and smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Place the dough in molds or a parchment lined pan and press down firmly. Freeze until set.
Now hear me out. Don't skip out on browning the butter. It transforms the flavor from mediocre cookie dough to out of this world, gotta have more deliciousness. In fact, start browning your butter for everything!
I love drizzling melted chocolate on top of these babies. Or dip them. Whatever chocolate fantasy you prefer, these cookie dough bites will only be made better for it.
Now stop wasting time and go make them!
P.S. Raw cashews can get expensive. To date, the best deal I've found is at Costco. Stock up on those babies! Herbs can get expensive, too. Get a discount on yours by using the link https://www.rootandbones.com/abigail and let your herbal dreams come true.