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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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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Thanks Valentina! Glad you are enjoying the sweet recipes, me too heehee.

I believe raw peanuts are not safe to eat due to toxicity. Normally I am a sceptic, but I have eaten raw peanuts and I did not feel well afterwards, so that was enough for me, especially since I have an iron stomach :)

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Can I use a blender instead of a food processor?

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Hi Emmy, No sorry, a blender won't work properly for this recipe (the nuts will get stuck). A food processor is required.

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Can you use almond meal instead of grinding up whole almonds

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Go for it Kathy!

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I have made these little gems three times in the last week for my family and friends...they are very tasty and popular!

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Music to my ears, Brooke! :)

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Lara's Review

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These were the first of your recipes that I tried.
I'd give it a 4.5/5 but I had to choose a 4 or 5.
They were very nice but we all preferred the
cinnamon cookies more. (We swapped the raisins for
dates like in this recipe.)

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Thanks, Lara. :)

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CindyJ's Review

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Laura Jean,
I love your raw recipes. They're simple and fun to make and I have made many - it's especially fun form me to do over the weekend. Here are my favorites so far:
RAW CHOCOLATE CHERRY FUDGE CAKE, RAW SUPERFOOD BROWNIES, RAW PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, RAW CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES, RAW BANANA CREAM PIE, RAW SESAME SEED BARS, RAW CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD BARS, RAW CINNAMON RAISIN "OATMEAL" COOKIES. I just made the RAW VANILLA DROP COOKIES - wow are those rich, and good!
I tried the RAW CARROT CAKE but it did not quite make it to my favorites list, but it was close!
I like to cut the bars into about 1" x 1" thick bites so I usually use a glass bread pan to spread them into. If cookies, I like the 1 ounce bite size.
Do you have any protein bars in the works? That's something I would like to try!
Thank you for sharing your joy!

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Annie Woodhurst's Review

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5/5 So easy and delicious! <3

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Hi Annie!

So glad you enjoyed this little guys. :)

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Cindy, wow, I am impressed. So pleased you are trying so many recipes and enjoying them! I will keep the protein bar idea in mind, thanks! :)

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Krystal 's Review

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These are so fantastic! I added a scoop of raw almond butter as well, they make a really great snack!

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Mmm, good idea, Krystal!

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