No Bake Cocoa Nuts Cookies

Cocoa Nuts Cookies are the perfect summer treat, because they’re simple, yummy, no bake bites.  When I make these, I only make 12.  Even though they’re delicious AND good for you, the more I have available, the more I think I can eat!  I call it fat math – the less I have, the less I eat.  If you’ve got the ingredients, and 15 minutes, you’ve got cookies.  So, it’s a great project for the kids.  If you just can’t stand coconut, you can substitute extra nuts in the mix and the coating (but I put coconut in mine).  I haven’t tried these with dried apricots or dried figs instead of dates, but how could that be bad?!

No Bake Cocoa Nuts Cookies

No Bake Cocoa Nuts Cookies

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 cookies

Ingredients

    Cookies
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews or nut of your choice
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, almond butter (you see where I'm going with this!)
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened coconut (or extra nuts)
  • 2 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Coating
  • Extra crushed nuts, coconut, cocoa powder, or shaved dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Place all cookie ingredients into food processor. Process until thoroughly mixed and ingredients come together as a dough.
  2. Roll into cookie balls a little over an inch in diameter.
  3. Pick your coating, and roll each cookie in it, to coat the outside.
  4. Keep in a covered dish in fridge.
http://www.centexcooks.com/no-bake-cocoa-nuts-cookies/