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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Vivien, I just made these, and they made 55 1 table spoon size cookies.

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Hi the biscuits look "to die for", just wondering if you can tell me how many biscuits i would expect to get out of the recipe please? I need to count calories and if the recipe makes fifty biscuits then the calories per biscuit is 64 calories each.
Thanks

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Has anyone tried to make these with carob powder instead of cacao?

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Hi,i just come across your site and I LOVE IT!With this recipe i do not own a dehyrator could you tell me a alternative?

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You cannot make this recipe without a dehydrator. Why not try these brownies instead? http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-brownie-recipe

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Just wondering what temp. I should dehydrate these at? Thank you soo much for all of your delicious recipes! My daughters love all of your treats!

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I usually put on high for first hour then lower to 105 or 110 for remaining time

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What kind of nuts can I use besides Almond I am allergic to them I want to try these out?

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I made these cookies along with your raw fudge- they are both AMAZINGLY good!!! I've recently found your website and have found the information, easiness of the recipes and yumminess of them fantastic! I've tried other raw books and have been disappointed with some of the recipes- all yours seem to be winners! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into your website and for the amazing recipes you create- keep up the good work!!! :) Hugs xx

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Hugs right back atcha! :)

Thanks for your kind words. They mean a lot.

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i get tired of the taste of cashews sometimes so i rolled these in shredded coconut first and they were lovely! thanks!

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My pleasure Deborah. Thanks for being here and for sharing your coconut twist :)

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It looks like a very tasty recipe. I don't have a dehydrator... is there a workaround? I do have an oven but that will probably make them too hot I fear.

Thanks from the Netherlands!
Evert

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No, you need a dehydrator to make these.

Make raw brownies instead - (no dehydrator required) : http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-brownie-recipe

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My dehydrator just arrived a couple of days ago and I'm making these right now. I don't know if this is typical of all dehydrators, but mine has several different degree settings. For these cookies, what temp should I set this on?

Many thanks and thanks for your earlier feedback, too.

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If you want the enzymes to remain intact and not be damanged (a truely raw food), you are going to want to keep your temperature under 118 degrees (some say 115). Most everything I prepare that I want to label as "raw", I dehydrate around 108 degrees. If you dehydrate any higher you will be damanging the enzymes and the food will no longer be "raw".

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Agreed!

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I am not criticizing, but I was curious if you knew, there is much debate on whether or not Agave Syrup is really Raw. Most Agave Syrup you buy in your market is processed similar to that of High Fructose Corn Syrup (and hopefully everyone knows the dangers of that...). It is not a naturally occuring substance, it must be heated, extracted, etc to get to a syrup.

With that said, I own the cookbook this recipe was taken from and I would strongly suggest using Raw Honey in place of the Agave Syrup. Raw Honey is not heated or processed in any way. This might also be why in many credited Raw recipes you will not see the use of Agave Syrup. Also, clearer instructions for those new to soaking, dehyrdrating and raw would be helpful. I myself am not, but your watered down instructions seem to be leaving out many crucial details, like the addition of date water to the batter to make it blend easier. I see comments regarding having a tough time getting the right consistency. That information might help those users. Also questions on the drying consistency. You've left out quite a bit of information here. I realize you are probably trying to make Raw easier for everyone, but you might want to research and check on some of your methods before you label something as "Raw".

I do appreciate your efforts in your modifications to the original recipe from Renee however, I will stick with hers.

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In the interest of keeping the "raw or not raw" conversation open, I couldn't go past your comment without clarifying, that actually, Raw agave does exist. Some Agave is processed, and some fits within the confines of what us raw foodists consider to be raw. It's easy to have heard a little to and fro on this matter and feel informed when actually its only half the story. Cocoa (as stated in this recipe) is also different to Cacao...again the difference being raw/not. I hope that my input doesn't offend anyone, I truly have only "correct information" as my motivation. Also, Raw Honey is not vegan, so not an option for those is who do not eat animal products :)

Great little recipe, I like the simple ones, as someone else said, it's hard not to eat them out of the bowl :)

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These look fantastic and I'd love to try them. How to you dehydrate if you don't have a dehydrator?

Many thanks, Hidayah

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If you don't have a dehydrator make these instead :)

http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-brownie-recipe

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WOW... These sound amazing! I just have to interject one comment... Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter are actually NOT the same thing. Coconut Oil is simply the oil extracted from the Coconut meat, Coconut Butter is creamier because it contains both the oil and the meat.

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Thank you for clarification Cid :)

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Is 'cocoa' cocoa powder?

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Yep!

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