Recipe Directions

1. In a food processor, process dates and walnuts or pecans.

2. Make the cookies into roughly the size of a small canning jar lid. Put the cookies on a plate in the freezer till they are hard.

3. Put the frozen bananas in the food processor or juicer (if it's one that can do that) and make banana ice cream. Put a big spoonful between two cookies and then put them back in the freezer or eat it like that.

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By white in for an ocean

This is a very simple recipe, but they taste great!

This is a rich dessert so I usually don't eat all of one or that often, but it's a really good version of the real thing, if you ever get the craving. =)

You can also make the cookies thinner or bite-sized. The photo was taken the first time I made them, and they were really big ice cream sandwiches. =/

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I like that, so simple, very few ingredients, yet sounds so yummy.

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I can almost sense that plate coming through my computer screen! I am SO going to have to make these now. ;)

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too bad I can't edit my comment above for spelling and typos ;-)

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I made these and they were pretty yumm. I soaked the dated and the walnuts (next time I'm going to try pecans). My cookies came out tacky after freezing - just like a real ice cream sandwich which I loved! It was tasty and I was happy with my treat. I also like the idea of blending dried fruits into the cookie and trying different frozen fruit "ice creams".

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You can also use ANY dried fruit in the crust. Try raisins and blueberries Yummy! You could go even further with this by doing ANY kind of icecream...Whoa...this recipe is endless.

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That banana ice cream looks so good..... if you don't have a juicer, which turned it into soft serve ice cream, how would you make the ice cream? I do have a Vita-Mix :)

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these look great! my mouth is watering just looking at them!

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I have made this twice... I cannot believe how amazing it is!!

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THey were SOOoOOOOOOOOOoOO FREAKING GOOD

UNBELIEVABLY good thank you for the recpie

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Well, I've been making date nut cookies for so many years that I dont even measure anymore. One could do a ratio of 1 cup of nuts to 15 dates or so. If any of you still have questions on this just look in a raw food prep book and look for a date nut pie crust and thats the recipe you use. Also, its really up to your preference, like how sweet you want it, and also there has to be enough dates to make it stick together. I soak the nuts first. Sometimes I soak them and then dehydrate them so theres not as much water in the cookies but if you're short on time then you can make it work with soaked nuts too =) I dont soak the dates. I'm glad you all like these! I have run into many recipes that look wonderful but are so complicated that it discourages me from making them and then I come up with recipes on my own. I am glad to be able to help anyone else =)

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I wasn't going to make any desserts this weekend, but this was too easy to make. I used 1 cup of nuts and 1 1/2 cups of dates. I soaked both, so the patties were a bit mushy until I put them in the freezer. I ended up with two large sandwiches. I'm going to make some more to keep in the freezer.

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too bad I can't edit my comment above for spelling and typos ;-)

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My husband and I were still a little hungry after a salad so I made a quick version of this idea:

I put a cup of pecans, 9 pitted dates and an 1/8 cup of carob in the food processor. This gave me to patties that I pressed into 2 small bowls (like mini pie crusts). I had a couple frozen bananas in the freezer that I blended up in the food processor. Then I scoope them into the little pie crusts and served. The bananas tasted like real ice cream and the little pies were very yummy!

So I would imagine a quite a bit more ingredients would be needed to make 4 ice cream sandwhiches.

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has anyone made these yet? any amounts? also, were the nuts and dates soaked?

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yes pleeeeeeeeasseeeeeeee get those ratios to us!!! I'd like to make these on Sunday.

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These look great! I second the request for amounts/proportions. That would be very helpful as I'm still a newbie :-)

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I can almost sense that plate coming through my computer screen! I am SO going to have to make these now. ;)

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Yum, I so have to do this! Good recipe:)

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Sounds and looks great and simple. Can you give amounts, or proportions of dates to nuts?

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I like that, so simple, very few ingredients, yet sounds so yummy.

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