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    • Chocolate Drop Cookies (no bake)

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    •  10/3/2012 1:55:12 PM
    • I was in the mood for a treat last week (surprise, surprise) but I wanted to make sure that it was sugar-free and gluten-free (since I had already had my sugar binge which you can read about HERE).


      I was originally going to make something with peppermint extract and was terribly disappointed to find my bottle EMPTY.  So I turned to the next best thing - almond extract.  These treats turned out perfectly.  For the photo I decided to add a little dollop of peanut-butter and a few chocolate chips. It was a delicious combination :)


      Chocolate Drop Cookies

      1 cup of dates (about 12 medjool dates)

      1 cup rolled oats

      1/4 cup chopped cashews

      1/4 cup chopped walnuts

      1 tsp stevia powder

      3 TBS cocoa powder (I used dutch processed)

      1/4 tsp Almond extract

      1/4 cup unsweetened coconut

      Almond milk as needed*


      Soak the dates in about 1/2 cup almond milk overnight (or for a few hours to soften).  Drain the milk* off and use as needed.


      Combine all of the ingredients into a food processor.  I had to do this in steps.  I started with the dates and a little of the milk.  I set these aside in a bowl and then put the rest of the ingredients into my processor and blended until in was well chopped.  Then I slowly added in the chopped dates, adding a little of the milk.


      Once the ingredients are well incorporated, simply roll them into a ball, flattening slightly.  These will keep in the fridge for quite a while.



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