Best raw chocolate cookies
Shelf Life5 days in fridge
Rating4.6/5 (from 16 ratings)4.625
- 1 1/2 cups cashews
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup dates
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 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 ThoughtsBy 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.
- 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
|Protein||6 g||10 %|
|Fat||13 g||16 %|
|Carbohydrates||18 g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g||11 %|
|Calcium||40 mg||4 %|
|Iron||1.9 mg||14 %|
|Sodium||13 mg||1 %|
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Comments and Reviews
Jun 24, 2013
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 :)
Jul 08, 2013
Marianne, unanimously delicious is the best we can hope for around here! So glad you enjoyed :)
Jun 20, 2013
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?
Jul 08, 2013
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
Jun 12, 2013
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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Jun 16, 2013
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?
Jun 11, 2013
These look amazing! Could I use date syrup in place of agave?
Jun 16, 2013
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 :)
Jun 05, 2013
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!
Jun 09, 2013
Hi Cynthia, I often freeze raw cookies. Lasting in the fridge? Probably up to 4-5 days
Apr 21, 2013
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!
Apr 28, 2013
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!
Apr 15, 2013
Could these be baked conventionally like non-raw cookies? If so, any guesses on time and oven temp?
Apr 20, 2013
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 :)
Apr 15, 2013
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
Apr 20, 2013
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.
Mar 21, 2013
Look yummy! Any alternatives to cashew nuts for this recipe?
Mar 24, 2013
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
Mar 20, 2013
These are great. We loved them! They almost taste like chocolate brownies. It's nice knowing I'm doing good for my body! :)
Mar 24, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
how many calories in each one do you guestimate?
Feb 22, 2013
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
Jan 12, 2013
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!!!
Jan 26, 2013
You are awesome Ruth! Way to go :)
Re: coconut, you could use hempseed hearts instead
Dec 03, 2012
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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