These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites were a snap to make! Dump ingredients into the food processor, roll into balls and in minutes you have a healthy, sweet treat. These are nutty, wholesome and have a touch of sweetness from the dates. Do not let the dates turn you away. I am not a date lover, but in these treats they add a great sweetness that does not taste like dates, and will not give you a sugar high. They do not taste like chocolate chip cookie dough, but are filling, wholesome and delish!
Raw, Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
2/3 cup cashews
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp regular oats
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or spelt flour or any flour)
1 tsp kosher salt
5 pitted medjool dates, chopped
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3-5 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste
3-4 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped
(for true raw foodies, here is a recipe for homemade raw chocolate}
Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non stick mat. In a food processor, process the cashews and oats until a fine crumble (see picture below). Now add in the flour, kosher salt, and roughly chopped pitted medjool dates. Process until fine.
Add in the vanilla and pure maple syrup and process until the mixture comes together in a ball.
Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the 3-4 tbsp of chopped dark chocolate. Roll into balls