That title is a mouthful! Almost as big of a mouthful as these yummy little things themselves ;)
The other night I had a craving for something sweet, quick, and somewhat good for you. I knew just where to look for some inspiration. Averie’s website Love’s Veggies and Yoga always has so many great recipe’s for quick sweets requiring little ingredients!
These are perfect for a sweet tooth moment, and also to munch on while studying. Like me. Tomorrow is my first final for the summer semester. I already handed in two final papers, one 15 pages long! And now have two final exams. Then I get two weeks off before fall semester begins. The only good thing is Adam and I are going to VEGAS at the end of August. I cannot wait!! I love Vegas.
For the recipe I used my new KitchenAid food processor, if you don’t own a food processor you can definitely use a blender. However, after reading other people’s opinions before I now know that a processor and blender are definitely not the same! I love love love using a processor. It can do so much!
The other night I made these with cocoa camino organic chocolate chips, but since I ate all those, I simply made some chocolate chunks (to make it a true vegan recipe) by combinging cocoa with vanilla and (supposed to be Agave syrup but I didn’t have any) so I used maple syrup. You combine it all, place it between some saran wrap and roll into a flat thin rectangle then freeze. Once frozen, cut into tiny chunks. I actually preferred the chocolate chips but this will do in a pinch. Also, the original recipe called for cashews, I had none so I used Almonds instead.
Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
Recipe adapted from Averie @ Love’s Veggies and Yoga
2/3 c Almonds
1/3 c Whole Rolled Oats – Not instant or quick oats (I used gluten & wheat free from TJ’s)
2 Tsp. Maple Syrup
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
6 Whole Dates
2 Tbs. Unsweetened Coconut
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
Gather up your ingredients
Combine Oats and Almonds in your blender
Mix together until it becomes an Almond / Oat flour
Add the Vanilla and syrup and blend again. It will begin to clump togeher
Add in the dates next and blend once again
Pour the coconut in next and blend once more
Lastly, add in your chocolate chips and mix until just blended. It will clump together more
Once you mixed in the chocolate chips, using your hand scoop out a small amount, a few tablespoons worth and form into balls.
Lastly, eat them! They taste just like cookie dough. You can leave out the coconut if you like or add other ingredients. Maybe raisins and cinnamin for oatmeal-raisin cookies? Yum!
These are more like coconut-chocolate cookie dough balls. I think I will go get some cashews and try to make it with those for a more chocolate-chip cookie dough feel, as it seems more smooth and dough-like. These are almost like a raw macaroon style! And oh-so-good too.
These are the ones I made first! I prefer the whole chocolate chips to the ‘raw vegan’ ones. I also had a few cashews that I used up in these ones.
The perfect summer treat! No bake, and full of delicious ingredients! I would suggest storing them in a reusable container, plastic bag or saran wrap for 1-2, maybe 3 days. If they last that long ;)