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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies the Whole Fam Will Love

Sometimes I want to bake (and, ahem, eat something that freshly came out of the oven) … but turning on the oven just adds an extra level of complexity to parenting on some days that I just find myself forgoing it.


And grabbing something prepackaged instead.


But, mamas, those days are over! You and the kids will love this tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe from Veronica Bosgraaf, founder of Pure Organic and author of the Pure Food Cookbook. And it’s raw so you don’t have to worry about anything getting burned (the cookies, the kids, you). It’s great — and a nice treat for lunchboxes or as an after-school snack.

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies the Whole Fam Will Love
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10
This indulgent recipe was a winner in one of our Pure Vegetarian Recipe contests. It was created by Emily Davidson and has become a family favorite in our house! Like Pure Bars, these little nuggets are made with unheated ingredients and pressed together without cooking. Keeping the ingredients away from heat helps preserve their nutrients. I am always delighted at how simple and decadent this recipe is. My kids can easily make these cookies in the food processor and snack on them as treats. Try substituting different nuts and spices: add cocoa, cinnamon, lemon rind, or lavender. Play around with various combinations to create healthy sweets that treat your body right.
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 3⁄4 cup raw cashews
  • 3⁄4 cup raw walnuts
  • 11⁄2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 cup cacao nibs
  1. Process the dates in a food processor until well chopped. Add the cashews, walnuts, coconut oil, salt, and vanilla and process until smooth. Add the cacao nibs and pulse to combine.
  2. Using your hands, form the dough into 10 cookies. Chill in the fridge for about 1 hour to solidify before serving.
For this recipe I like to use pitted dates that I pit myself because they stay softer that way. You can also soak them in filtered water for 10 minutes to soften.

What’s your favorite treat to make with the kids? —Jenn

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