I’ve been meaning to share this recipe all week but life has been crazy busy all of a sudden. But I assure you, these raw chocolate cookies have been worth the wait. Just 4 ingredients for easy, delicious raw cookies!
Raw chocolate cookies
I posted the original photo on Instagram earlier this week with the intention of saving the recipe for my next ebook (something along the lines of recipes for healthy, refined-sugar free snacks) but later I decided to share the recipe anyway. I like to share :) plus, they are perfect for Valentine’s Day which is just around the corner!
A quick note about the ingredients: I used raw buckwheat, but ideally you’ll want to use activated buckwheat for best digestibility. You can buy activated buckwheat, or you can activate it yourself by soaking overnight and then dehydrating. The dehydrating is optional, but as I used dry buckwheat in this recipe, I don’t know if using soaked buckwheat would make for soggy cookies!
In other non-food related news, we’re still looking for a caravan so we can go travelling. We’ve found quite a few that are perfect but they were already sold :( we’re fussy…it needs to be big enough to accommodate the 5 of us, cheap enough for us to afford, it needs to have a dual axle, but it can be unregistered and needing repairs…so if you see any caravans like that, let me know ;)
- ½ cup pecans
- ⅔ cup raw or activated buckwheat
- 2 tbs cacao powder
- 1½ cups pitted prunes (preservative free)
- In a high speed blender, blend the pecans, buckwheat and cacao powder until fine.
- Add the prunes and use the tamper to incorporate them into the dry ingredients while blending, until a dough forms.
- Remove the dough from the blender and place between two sheets of baking paper and roll to a thickness of about 1cm.
- Cut into desired shapes.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a few days (if they last that long!), either at room temperature or in the fridge.
I always love reading your comments!
- Have you made raw cookies before?
- Any big plans for Valentine’s Day?
P.S. If you’re stuck for some vegan Valentine’s Day food ideas, check out my Instagram – Nat from Feasting On Fruit challenged me to make everything in heart shape until Valentine’s Day – I’ve got quite a few more heart-shaped foods to come over the next week!