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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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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Yum, yum, yum! I have made these a few times, just brilliant!!

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Most awesome, Penny! :)

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Elisa's Review

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Just tried them...yeah...new snack for work! Thanks for the recipe ;-)

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Thanks, Elisa! These are so good. (well, they are!)

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I can hardly wait until I make these cookies. They look so delicious! I plan on making them and taking them to share with ladies at my church during our Prayer Shawl Ministry where we sit and knit and crochet for several hours. I know they are going to love them!! Thanks!!!!

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Nice! I hope the cookies are a hit with your group!

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Nicole Pyles's Review

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I was a little skeptical at first but once I tried a pinch it was all over and now I wish I had made two batches (patience young grasshopper)! These are ridiculously good...far exceeded my expectations. Thank you for yet again another amazing recipe!

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That's what I call success Nicole :) So good with a glass of almond milk. Yum!

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jbubonia's Review

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Yum! I just made these with almond butter instead of tahini and added 3 tablespoons of shredded coconut. They taste similar to an almond joy. There are delicious! :)

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Yum Janace!

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I am wondering why you say we shouldn't eat raw peanuts. Locally, we have folks who sell raw sprouted peanuts and raw peanuts are available also. The cookies look delightful anyway.

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Hi Lynda,

I need to do more research on this and plan to write a blog post on this topic in future, but in short, two things:
1. I've eaten them before and I don't digest them well at all (the only nut that feels bad to me when eaten raw)
2. I believe it has something to do with the starches in them

also, there is some issue with a fungus or something, that is commonly found in raw peanuts

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Whenever I open your iPhone app and see you've posted a new recipe, I get so excited. I finally made these yesterday. My entire family loved them, which is a feat with a bunch of small kids, one of whom tends to be very suspicious of anything new I make. I'm allergic to almonds and so had to substitute. It works fine substituting a combination of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and cashews for the almonds, or you can use just pumpkin seeds. I tried both ways with great success, although it did change the color

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Hey Sharon!

So glad you made these little guys! They're easy, and sounds like they were a success at your place! woohoo - love it.

Thanks for your note :) Great tips re: substitutions here too. Thanks

xox Laura-Jane

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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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Pretty Evee!! Nice garnishes :)

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Cheldena's Review

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Hello! I just made these and they turned out fantastic! My homemade roasted Tahini was just the right consistency to be just like peanut butter; I used 3 heaping Tbs. I did not have quite enough almonds so I subst. the difference of approx one quarter with raw cashews. After all rolled and pressed I froze them in the freezer and separated the layers with parchment paper. Now they will last longer for me and when I have a nutty, mild sweet tooth I will have them available. I have attached a photo. Thank you so much for this great recipe!

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Cookies!!! So pretty Cheldena :)

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Cheldena's Review

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Thank you so very much!
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:)

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Marilynner's Review

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After making your St. Patrick's cheesecake I decided to try these cookies -- so simple and fast. Eating them is like eating good-for-you cookie dough -- even my husband liked them (and he doesn't care for most raw foods)! I made them with half cashews and half walnuts, since he doesn't eat almonds, and suspect one could use any nut combination. Also, they're now in the freezer -- the only ingredient that I've never frozen before is the tahini, so that will be interesting and good, I'm certain.

Next time I may add a tablespoon or two of cacao, since it has the cookies already have dates to sweeten them.

Thanks for another great recipe!

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Sounds like a winner, Marilynner :)

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Elisa's Review

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Girl, I tried your raw brownies and they've been amazing. I'll definitely have to try those as well. Everything that has dates inside, I HAVE to try :D

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Elisa

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