Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place almonds in food processor. Process almost into a fine meal. You are almost making "flour" out of almonds! Except don't go quite that far - leave a few tiny almond chunks.
  • 2. Add dates to the food processor mixture - process again until well-combined.
  • 3. Add tahini and salt to the the food processor mixture - pulse briefly until the tahini is well-distributed.
  • 4. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add the cacao nibs and stir with a spoon to distribute.
  • 5. Using your hands, form batter into 14 small cookie shapes (or, alternatively, form into balls).
  • 6. Your cookies are ready immediately! (Store leftovers in the fridge.)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

You'll note that there are no actual "peanuts" in these raw peanut butter cookies. This is because you should not be eating truly raw peanuts. Thus, we're using the tahini for a peanutty-flavor and the tiny chunks of almonds resemble the tiny chunks of peanut butter in chunky peanut butter!

The tahini (aka sesame seed butter) is the critical ingredient that holds this recipe together, thanks to its oily goodness :) (You can use runny cashew butter or almond butter instead of the tahini, but it won't quite taste as peanutty.)

I had a difficult time deciding whether to call for 1/3 or 1/2 cup tahini in this recipe. So I'd say it's somewhere between the two! If your cookies aren't holding together very well, add a little more tahini, one small spoonful at a time.

Also, a little warning about cacao nibs. So, you love chocolate, right? So you think you should add more cacao nibs than called for, right? Mmmmno wrong. You see, I love chocolate as much as the next crazy sweet-toothed raw vegan, but, you see, cacao nibs are not sweet. So if you add more than called for, you're turning a good cookie into a bitter cookie, mmkay? You have been warned, my pretties.

If you don't hava cacao nibs, you can use raisins instead for a peanut butter *raisin* cookie. Not quite as good as chocolate, but it works in a pinch!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 72 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Riboflavin.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, Calcium, and Iron.

Amounts per 55 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 256 10 %
Protein 7 g 13 %
Fat 17 g 21 %
Carbohydrates 24 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 18 %
Calcium 109 mg 11 %
Iron 1.2 mg 10 %
Sodium 51 mg 2 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Pretty and sounds simple too

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Hmm, no peanuts, no chocolate chips. But looks delicious none the less.

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I topped with banana and coconut shreds/cinnamon/chia seeds just because but mmmmm! so simple and delish thank you lovely.

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I love these peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies very much, your work is really cool, love it!!!

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Thanks Anhtran! I'm really glad that you enjoyed these cookies.

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Nothing short of magical!

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You are cute Carla. Glad you enjoyed this little peanut-esque chocolate cookie nibbles!

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For my info, why you say one can not eat raw peanuts? Thanks. I am going to try these ones..

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Hi Anna!

Here's some details that I've compiled for you :) https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-peanuts-should-you-or-shouldnt-you

In short, they're not toxic, but they don't feel good in the gut, IMO. I have an iron stomach and can basically tolerate anything, but I have eaten raw peanuts and they just make me feel bad. And they are very easily rancid as well.

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adriana's Review

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Hi Laura-Jane,
I made them for Xmas this year( in advanced a bit), I didnt have chocolate chips, so I put 8 raw chocolate beans( originally put 10, but ate one out of curiosity and another out of greediness), since the beans are big and I chucked them in a processor- not reading the recipy well, I prroccessed them and the cookies came delicious anyway.I let big chunks of cocolate beans in cookies.Thanks again Laura-Jane.

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Lol you are cute Adriana! I have eaten many things out of both curiousity and greediness myself - probably more the latter than the former :)

Thanks for sharing - good to know that they still came out yummy even with processed choco bits!

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I used what I had on hand and did cashews for almonds and mulberries for dates. I love them!! I also added a splash of maple syrup. I am crazy about this recipe!!! The mulberries gave it a savory, rich flavor and the maple syrup made it sweet enough to be a breakfast cookie!!!!

Also, I dehydrated my cookies...very yummy!
I love this app! I can't wait to try out more recipes!

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Erica, love your creativity! Yum! :)

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OMG, these cookies are dangerously delicious. I used an ice cream scoop to for the cookies cause I'm not to good at forming .

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Those must have been big cookies, yum! :)

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Can you substitute dates for honey and if so what would the ratio be?

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Hi Katie!
No, because the dates are necessary. Honey will add sweetness but not the stickiness and the bulk that the dates provides. So….. don’t do it :) You could maybe use raisins instead and a dollop of honey for extra sweetness.

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These are delicious! I love your website!

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Aw, thanks, Iris! :)

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Just made these cookies. Must say very delicious. Love them. They are better then store bought cookies.

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Hi Butterfly, So glad you enjoyed the cookies! Not bad for no choco and no pb, huh! :)

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Carly 's Review

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Do not make these unless you have really good self control!! They are AMAZING and I will definitely be making these again.

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Lol, I assume you loved these cookies, Carly? I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

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Soooo moorish! The perfect amount of sweetness & crunch. I made a batch last night; ate 4 immediately & am onto them again for breakfast. YUM!! They're super good chased by a glass of cold coconut water.

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Hey Renae! Sounds like these were a hit! :)

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Can't wait to try this! Quick question: when do you add the sea salt? Or is I just to put on top of the cookie? Thanks!

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Hi Stacy,

Great question - sorry, I neglected to add the salt to the ingredients. Fixed now! (Add with the tahini)

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Dear Laura,

Congratulations for your great web site. I love all your recipes! mostly the sweet ones ;-)...I have a doubt, why is eating raw peanuts bad? can you please tell me?.
By the way your videos are very instructive and very fun to watch too, you have a great attitude!

Valentina

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