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 56 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 255 10 %
Protein 7 g 13 %
Fat 17 g 21 %
Carbohydrates 24 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 19 %
Calcium 110 mg 11 %
Iron 1.3 mg 10 %
Sodium 51 mg 2 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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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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evee's Review

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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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Are chocolate chips sweetened with stevia (Lily's brand) ok?

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If it's okay with you, then it's okay with me :) xox

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Shams's Review

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This sounds like it doesn’t take long to make!! What happens if i leave out tahini?

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Shams! Don't leave it out, it's needed! For creamy goodness :)

You can use almond butter or smooth peanut butter instead, if you have to

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These are so yummy! I’m loving all the dessert recipes!

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Nice job with the cookies, Jennifer! You've been busy :)

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Hmmm they taste like Heaven. Love Them

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I like your variety of shapes :)

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Hi, by which other nut can the almond be replaced? Almond intolerance in family. Thanks

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Hi Line!

In this recipe, you could use sunflower seeds or cashews (or a combination of both sunflower seeds and cashews) instead of the almonds

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Thanks for the Cacao warning... nothing worse than a bitter cookie! Great recipe :)

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Thanks Chefxchange - I'm so glad you enjoyed the cookies and didn't over-nib them :)

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Yvonne PDX's Review

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These are amazing! I do make them in little ball shapes and they don't last long :-)

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I'm glad they're a hit at your place, Yvonne!

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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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CarlaT's Review

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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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