Make sweet snacks healthier with these cookie dough bites and cheesecake bars

Food blogger, Instagram influencer and TODAY’s very own production assistant, Samah Dada, is in the kitchen whipping up some sweet snacks that are kid-friendly and easy to eat on the go.

Make these no-bake, vegan, gluten-free snacks by TODAY’s own Instagram star

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She shows us how to make healthy salted almond cheesecake bars and vegan chocolate chip cookie dough truffles.

Vegan Salted Almond Cheesecake Bars
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Vegan Salted Almond Cheesecake Bars

Samah Dada

“The combination of cashews and coconut milk create this insane creamy texture, and the raw crust is both chewy and crunchy, with a nice subtle sweetness from the dates,” says Dada. “But most importantly, it is made out of all real, whole ingredients that you can feel good about eating.”

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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“These perfect little snacking bites are chewy, sweet but not too sweet, studded with mini chocolate chips and enrobed in a layer of smooth chocolate. Not to mention, they’re vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free!”

If you like those better-for-you sweet snacks, you should also try these:

Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies
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Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies

Samah Dada

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies
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Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Samah Dada