Raw Coconut Cacao Almond Cookies
It’s almost the weekend, and that calls for cookies, right?
Yes, I thought so.
I’ve been on a major kick lately when it comes to the chocolate/coconut combo. I just can’t get enough. I love it almost as much as my favorite chocolate/PB combo. Almost.
The other day, I had a major chocolate craving, but I have been doing so well when it comes to controlling my sweet tooth lately, I didn’t want to ruin it by baking up something that was full of sugar. I found a few ingredients that I always have on hand, and just started playing around. I was basically rummaging through my pantry and fridge, trying to figure out how I was going to pull off something chocolatey and healthy.
Enter, dates and cacao powder. Two of my best buds.
The dates offer up yummy sweetness, almonds give us the healthy fats, cacao powder gives us tons of antioxidants and that wonderful chocolatey flavor, and then there is of course the coconut. Because like I said, chocolate and coconut are a match made in heaven.
What I love about raw desserts is the fact that they take almost no time to make. This recipes only requires the bowl of your food processor, 4 ingredients, and about 10 minutes. Boom shaka laka. My kind of cookies.
If I wouldn’t have forced my husband to ration them, there is a real chance that he would have eaten ALL of them in one sitting. Totally husband approved, they are that good.
- 2 1/4 cups raw almonds
- 12 medjool dates (pitted)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture starts to come together. It will start to look a little bit like dough, and should stick together when pinched between fingers.
- Take 2 tbsp of the mixture and roll it into a tight ball, then flatten it out with your hands. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
Thank you I will try this for a friend coming for morning tea in a few days.
Much appreciated, they look yummy, healthy and easy
Great! I hope you and your friend love them! 🙂