when i get on a sugar kick i'm like buddy the elf! and during the holidays i always loosen up a bit and eat more of the stuff i generally try to avoid- refined sugar, white flour, processed goodies! its yummy fun but i also find that after a few weeks of treating myself my regular food doesn't taste nearly as good as it used to. which means it's time for a cleanse! so i return to really clean eating- lots of juicing, fruits and vegetables. but i inevitably miss the sweets. that's why i knew the second i spotted this that i had my answer. a raw cookie with no sugar, no flour, no processing at all? genius i tell you, genius! they aren't the same as a true dry, flaky peanut butter cookie but they're close enough for me! and the best part: after eating one i feel satisfied instead of feeling like i probably need to eat three more. that sugar addiction, it's a crazy thing! i hope you love them as much as i do!
recipe after the jump:
1 cup of raw almonds (you can use roasted as well if you'd prefer)
1/2 cup of peanut butter (i used creamy, unsalted)
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1 1/4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
maldon sea salt to garnish
- combine almonds, peanut butter, dates and vanilla in a food processor and blend until a dough-like texture is achieved (a couple of minutes). add more peanut butter if necessary to make the dough stickier *
- form into small balls and use a fork to press down and create a crisscross pattern
- sprinkle liberally with maldon sea salt
- store in refrigerator (in my opinion they were better the next day!)
*i was concerned about the motor in our food processor being overworked so i used the dry container in our vitamix to break down the almonds into a pasty flour before i added everything to the food processor. almond flour could also be substituted if you don't have access to a vitamix!
this recipe was modified just a little from this recipe