Raw Nut Butter Cookie Balls

19 May

Having a sweet tooth doesn’t mean giving into unhealthy desserts. The big not-so-secret secret is using fruit to satisfy your cravings. Naturally sweet and unrefined, dates are a very popular fruit used to achieve the level of sweetness we crave. According to Dr. Michael Greger M.D., though dates are 80% sugar, they have no adverse affects on blood sugar or weight, and actually improve triglycerides and antioxidants (source). In addition, Medjool dates, in particular, contain a variety of essential nutrients such as Copper, Manganese and Potassium (source).

Ready for a sweet treat? Say goodbye to the guilt and make yourself a batch of these Raw Nut Butter Cookie Balls. Not only are they raw, they are delicious and healthy with added protein and a touch of cinnamon.

Raw Nut Butter Cookie Balls

Raw Nut Butter Cookie Balls
Yields approximately 9-10 balls

1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
1/2 cup uncooked quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups pitted dates
4 tablespoons raw nut butter of your choice

Combine cashews, oats and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processor and process for 30-60 seconds, or until the consistency of cornmeal is reached.

Add dates and nut butter and pulse until mixture is combined, stopping occasionally to scrape sides. Mixture should be moist enough to form into balls and hold their shape. If not, add an additional teaspoon nut butter and mix. Repeat if necessary.

Using approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time, roll into balls and place in an air-tight container and refrigerate until ready to eat.

NOTE: Due to the nature of preservative-free foods, these cookies are best if eaten within one week, otherwise they may be frozen until ready for consumption.

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