True story – I made these two weeks ago and we ate them all before I could snap a photo! Literally we ate all 30 truffles in less than 24 hours. I ate more than my fair share but the two greedy culprits were husband and 3 year old! She gobbled them down and kept asking for more treats. When you read the ingredients you’ll see why I had no problem giving her as many as she wanted. These babies are pure!
My friend Emily was telling me about a no-bake cookie like this that had a stick or two of butter in it – so just like a regular cookie but you rolled the dough instead of baking it. While it sounded delicious, it’s not the kind of thing I can keep around. One bite that is more calories than a dish of light ice cream? It would be over so fast – not worth it to me. That’s why I like these guys – they clock in well under 100 calories and everything they contain has benefits for your health. No “empty calories” here. I like to store them in the freezer and eat one or two after lunch/dinner. They’re sweet and straight from the freezer they have that awesome chewiness – also perfect to grab on the go or pack for the car (no crumbs!). If you want to entice your skeptical children, dunk these half way in melted bittersweet chocolate before freezing (still healthy!).
Cocoa Almond No-Bake Healthy Cookies
Makes about 30
2/3 c. unsalted roasted almonds
30 dates, pits removed
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1. Pulse almonds in food processor until finely chopped.
2. Add remaining ingredients. Pulse/process until combined, about 20 seconds.
3. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on plate or cookie sheet. Freeze for twenty minutes. Once frozen, place in tupperware container or ziplock bag. Store in fridge or freezer.