Recipe Directions

  • 1. Process almonds and cashews in a food processor until they (almost) resemble flour. Add dates, agave nectar, coconut oil and vanilla. Process until well mixed and doughlike.
  • 2. Add the cocoa powder and sea salt and process again.
  • 3. Form into cookies. You can refrigerate and eat as is, or dehydrate them for a few hours for a warm, gooey fudgy experience!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

These are the best raw chocolate cookies that I've ever had. It's a bit touch and go whether they even need to be dehydrated at all, since the batter is quite dry and conceivably you can form them into cookies and eat as is or refrigerate so that they firm up even more. But when dehydrated for a few hours they get gooey and warm and they're so good! They will never get crispy though (due to the coconut oil), so if dehydrating don't bother dehydrating for more than a few hours.

This recipe does require a number of ingredients, unlike this simple lemon cookie recipe. But the flavor is worth it, because sometimes you just need that chocolatey fix.

I especially recommend eating these cookies warm. The insides are gooey and fudgey while the outside is kind of crispy. It's a perfect fix if you're missing the comfort and flavour of fresh-baked cookies!

If you're looking to really replicate a delicious, fatty-tasting cookie, make sure to add the coconut oil. It really makes or breaks these raw chocolate fudge cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 86 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Iron, Riboflavin, and Vitamin E.

Amounts per 43 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 196 8 %
Protein 6 g 10 %
Fat 13 g 16 %
Carbohydrates 18 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 11 %
Sugars 10 g
Calcium 40 mg 4 %
Iron 1.9 mg 14 %
Sodium 13 mg 1 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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Hi, I made these yesterday and loved the thought of having a not so naughty treat, even took them to work and shared...it is unanimous delicious. Thank you :)

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Marianne, unanimously delicious is the best we can hope for around here! So glad you enjoyed :)

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Batter is really nice and taste so bad but what is dehydrating? Is it just baking them. 10hrs seems a very long time and what temperature. Is this a silly question?

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Hi Jodi, dehydrating is using a special appliance (dehydrator) that heats the air and mimics the drying action of the sun. Examples:

Best dehydrator is 9-tray excalibur, hands down. But... it is expensive! http://tinyurl.com/ah6o3qt

You can also get a Vegikiln - they are cheaper, white, not as "reputable" but they get the job done: http://tinyurl.com/avb59e3

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Hi there,can I ask, how many does this make and what size should they be moulded into for optimal drying? Cheers!

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Hi Jesse, I like to make them quite small - about the width of a quarter and about 1/4 to a 1/2 inch thick (as seen in the pic). As for how many.... at that size maybe around 25?

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These look amazing! Could I use date syrup in place of agave?

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Hi Carly, I have never heard of date syrup. Do you mean date paste (dates + water - blended)? If yes, then I think that would work - it will alter the flavor but  will probably still taste nice and will dehydrate ok :)

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Hi

Thank you for posting all these great recipes. How long do you think these cookies (and raw cookies in general) can last in the fridge? Do you think storing in the freezer would work as well? Thanks!

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Hi Cynthia, I often freeze raw cookies.   Lasting in the fridge? Probably up to 4-5 days

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Hi! I JUST made these. Only, since I just ground up a bunch of raw (unsoaked) almonds (I use a Krups coffee grinder..works great!), I just used them instead of using soaked almonds overnight. Also, I never use a food processor. I just baked some great (not raw) almond crackers (baked) so used the almond flour I'd made. The dough looks great, and I mad the cookies and put them in my dehydrator. Since I can't find the silicon tray (for fruit leather, jerky, etc.) that came with mine years ago, I just used some waxed paper cut to size, leaving the center out for airflow. Left an empty tray below and on top for better warm air circulation. These look great! I used psyllium (2 t in my case) and flaxseed (2 T), butter (was out of coconut oil) and used maple syrup (I know it's not raw, but we have plenty, and I was out of honey). The 1/2 cup of cocoa seemed like a lot, but it sure tastes yummy raw. I also added organic orange zest....LOTS...b/c I always zest & freeze my citrus before eating it. Smell so yummy, and I can't wait to try our new treat! I'm starting off on high (155 F) heat and will turn it down to 110 after about an hour. Many thanks! I know I made your recipe non-vegan and non-raw, but I've been so anxious to try your dehydrator cookies. I couldn't decide between lemon and chocolate, so I decided to use your chocolate with my orange zest! Thank you thank you thank you!

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Hi Missy,  sounds like they worked out fabulously for you with your regular food substitutions :) Butter etc is not raw, but nice to see you exploring, creating and substituting to make it work!

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Could these be baked conventionally like non-raw cookies? If so, any guesses on time and oven temp?

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Hi Jill, they are not meant to be cooked. Try a non-dehydratred recipe instead, like my raw brownie recipe or my raw macaroons instead :)

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Hi Laura, just wondering how these will affect my weight loss (will I gain weight) are they really fatty? Just yeah I am kind of freaking out about it cause I don't want to wake up with that extra 2kg back onto my stomach again haha
Cheers c: xx

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Hi Vanessa, Everything in moderation :) Plus, a lot of raw is about all the things that you do not eat when you are only eating raw foods - no potato chips, no bigs bags of cookies, etc etc.

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Look yummy! Any alternatives to cashew nuts for this recipe?

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Hi Newbie, you could use macadamia nuts or pine nuts instead of the cashews in this recipe. Also, you might find this podcast helpful:  https://www.therawtarian.com/rfp05-nut-substitutions

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These are great. We loved them! They almost taste like chocolate brownies. It's nice knowing I'm doing good for my body! :)

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Karen :)

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how many calories in each one do you guestimate?

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Hi Genevieve, not sure - I don't think in calories, I think in terms of yum! But you can easily plug the ingredients into fitday or another online calorie counter and find out. Sorry, I do not provide calorie info

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I usually use cacoa powder rather thn cocoa, will that be okay?

We decided to eat raw foods in July and your website and recipes have bee a wonderful help in the transition. BTW I have lost 40 pounds and gained a lot of energy! I will never go back to the normal toxic North American cooked, toxic food diet!

Thanks sooo much!!!

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You are awesome Ruth! Way to go :)

Re: coconut, you could use hempseed hearts instead

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I just made these! The base flavor is fantastic, but I took it a bit further: divided the dough in three batches, added chili to the first one (about 1.5 t of aji amarillo), rolled the second batch in coconut, and added 1.5 t spirulina to the last batch. They are dehydrating now, but I couldn't stop myself from taste testing, hehe.
I will probably process the nuts a bit more, my cookies don't look as nice and smooth as yours. BTW, I use soaked and dehydrated nuts, I don't process them wet. Is that why it was a bit different in texture?

To the person asking for carob powder, I don't see why not! I have Medicine Flower's dark chocolate extract, if you want the chocolate flavor without the caffeine, that works great!

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