Raw Almond Cashew Cookie Bites

Yes, they actually taste as good as the name sounds. I have recently become a huge fan of Lara Bars, so I decided to try my luck at creating something similar and bite size. I can pop these little bites in my mouth for a quick afternoon snack or after dinner dessert. While these cookie bites taste sweet and delicious, there is no added sugar and they are completely raw. No need to bake these bites!

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For a sweetness, I decided to use dates. I actually love dates a snacks all on their own. Slice on open and add a little dollop of nut butter; absolutely delicious! I’m a huge fan of sweet and salty! You can see a few of the other ingredients I used in the picture below.

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To help the dough stick together, I used almond butter, but you can use whatever nut butter you choose. One cookie bite is quite satisfying, but I’m sure you will want to keep coming back for more!

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This is what a rainy day in Arizona got me (as well as lots and lots of excessive cleaning and re-organizing!). I hope you try them out and enjoy a little taste of sweet and salty goodness!

Raw Almond Cashew Cookie Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 6 dates
  • about 8 squares of 85% cacao columbian darn chocolate (~1/3 cup)
  • 3 Tbsp all natural creamy almond butter
  • topping of choices; I used vanilla coconut granola

Directions:

In a food processor, grind all ingredients until they start to form a meal. The meal will eventually begin to clump or stick together. You will have to stop and stir a few times along the way, but once the clumping starts and you are unableΒ to make out the individual ingredients the dough should be ready handle.

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With your hands, form round balls about the size of a larger gum ball. The heat of your hands will help mold the ball and press the ingredients together. If you are having a hard time getting the ball to form, you may need to grind the ingredients a bit longer to form more of a paste on the sides of the food processor.

Once you have your balls rolled out, lightly press one side in a topping of choice. Other good options besides what I used (the coconut granola — I purchased from the bulk foods section of Sprouts!) are coconut flakes, a small piece of dark chocolate, cacao nibs, dried raisins or fruit, etc. I store mine in a sealed container in the refrigerator. They should be good for up to 1 week or can be frozen for longer use. Enjoy!

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