No Bake Cookie Bites, a recipe preview from The Abundance Diet!

Cookie Bites1 LRThese No Bake Cookie Bites area great pre or post workout snack you can feel good about eating! When I shared the recipe recently during a cooking class at the Downtown Yoga Festival. The students in the class kept going out in the hallway to share these with their friends. More and more people kept coming in for samples who hadn’t even attended the class. You’ll find they disappear quickly at your house too!

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No Bake, No Stovetop Cookie Bites

When I was growing up, my mom made these great no-bake cookies all the time as an afterschool snack. They were super delicious and full of oats, chocolate, and peanut butter. Such a good combination! However, the recipe also had a stick of margarine and loads of sugar, making this a treat I haven’t made as often for my own kids. One day I was trying to make a raw-ish brownie out of dates, nuts, and chocolate. Instead, my creation tasted just like those no-bake cookies I loved so much as a child. I couldn’t have been happier about my kitchen mishap.
(Recipe from The Abundance Diet, © 2015 by Somer McCowan. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press LLC.)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, almonds or walnuts (or a combination)
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup pitted soft medjool dates (roughly chopped after measuring, packed into a measuring cup)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or pure maple syrup
In a food processor, combine the nuts, oats, dates, salt, vanilla, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Process until finely crumbled. Continue processing until the mixture starts to hold together into a mass. If your mixture seems dry, add water 1 teaspoon at a time until it adheres.
With wet hands, press the dough into an 8×4-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate the dough until firm. Remove the parchment and the chilled dough from the loaf pan and cut into 1-inch x 1-inch cookie pieces. These cookies
keep nicely well-wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Makes 4 servings

Stay tuned! Next week I’ll be sharing my recipe for the Cheesy Cauliflower and Potato Bake (my healthier updated version of Mormon Funeral Potatoes).

Cheesy Potato & Cauliflower Bake2 LR

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  1. I just whipped these up in a few minutes, they are fabulous! I only had about 1/4 cup of oats but I really wanted to make these, so added a little shredded coconut, and also used pecans and cashews. Great, easy, satisfying recipe!

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