It’s easy to make fudgy things out of cocoa and dates. Like these vegan no bake cookies! Dates + cocoa + food processor = fudgy. No sugar, no butter, no melted chocolate…just dates and cocoa. Tasting fudgy.
As soon as I discovered this miracle, my first thought was ok: time for some clean, vegan no bake cookies.
I’ve always loved no bake cookies. No, I mean I really love them. They’re like a sister to me. Even the ones that come out dry and crumbly are like cousins who visit all the time. There’s a little section of my brain right around the hippocampus specifically devoted to no bake cookie enjoyment.
So here’s my recipe for healthy, all natural, no sugar added vegan no bake cookies. They’re the height, or at least a high point, in date/cocoa/food processor technology, and they’re so good I seriously don’t care if I never eat an old-school no bake again. These are moister and practically vibrate with fudgy goodness WHILE skipping all the sugar and butter, and they do that by being miraculous and wonderful. And made of dates.
I used a cookie scoop to portion them out, hence the roundness. A pair of forks (or just a fork and finger, if you’re feeling savage) works equally well.
Eat Healthy Eat Happy
These clean eating, gluten free vegan no bake cookies will make you forget there was ever another way to no bake.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 20 dates (don't have the be Medjool), pitted
- 1/2 c boiling water
- 2 Tbs peanut butter
- 1/3 c cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 Tbs melted coconut oil
- 1 1/3 c oats, gluten free or regular
- Put the dates in a food processor and cover with boiling water. Let stand about 5 minutes.
- Add everything else except the oats and process until smooth. Add the oats and pulse until combined.
- Scoop out in 12 portions onto a piece of waxed paper. Refrigerate about 30 minutes to set. Store covered at room temperature for maximum nom.
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