Raw Cacao-Coconut Cookie Bites

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Kitchen Notes
Deliciously decadent raw-cookie dough that’s actually good for you – could it be true? Oh yes, it is! These delectable, nutritious, truffle-like cookies are made with wholesome, raw, real food ingredients and are perfect for parties, or just for fun. This delightful recipe is a spin-off of The Nourishing Home’s original Raw Cookie Dough Bites recipe, which includes three scrumptious cookie-bite variations – perfect for kids of all ages! Enjoy!

Raw Cacao-Coconut Cookie Bites

Servings: 18 servings
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy unsalted raw almond butter (I prefer Maranatha brand)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened finely shredded coconut (plus additional for rolling cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons organic cacao nibs (or 1/2 ounce unsweetened 100% cacao chocolate, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon pure raw sage honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons organic coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the raw almond butter, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, honey and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
  2. Next, add the coconut flour and salt; mix well to combine. Using your hands, knead the dough to combine all the ingredients together. (Depending on the oil content of the almond butter, you may need to use a tad more coconut flour if your dough is too sticky. The dough should be moist, but not overly sticky.)
  3. Scoop out teaspoon-size portions and roll into balls using your hands to form the cookie bites. Place cookie bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Next, roll each cookie bite in unsweetened shredded coconut, using your hands to gently press the coconut into each cookie. (Place coconut-covered cookie bites back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.)
  5. Refrigerate cookie bites for at least 30 minutes prior to serving. Or, place the entire baking sheet of cookies into the freezer for about 2 hours. Once frozen, you can transfer the cookies to a freezer-safe container and simply thaw-out the desired amount of cookies for a couple of minutes prior to serving. Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Kelly at The Nourishing Home. For more real food recipes and easy meal planning check out Kelly’s website or follow her on Facebook.

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