Easy, no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars, made in a muffin tin! They are also gluten-free.
It wasn’t until the summer after my junior year in college that I became aware that cookie dough was a thing.
Sure, my mom made homemade cookies, and I was the child who pilfered the most dough from the bowl when my the coast was clear. But up until that summer, I was unaware that cookie dough was considered a food possibility in and of itself. Apparently, I had led a sheltered childhood.
My friend Darah set about enlightening me. We were both attending a summer program at the University of Chicago and the temperatures ranged from sweltering to insufferable. We were staying at the International House where there was zero air conditioning. Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream, eaten late at night while dunking our feet in the courtyard fountain, soon became our only relief.
I don’t eat Ben & Jerry’sthese days, but I am still a sucker for cookie dough, hence these super-easy, no-bake, high-protein chocolate chip cookie dough power pucks.
I ate one just before teaching my spin class tonight. I am a better woman for it 🙂 They are equally good as dessert, too. I’ve tried. Either way, the ingredients will empower you, even if the only feat for the day is surviving the summer heat. Enjoy!