This recipe is a must try! I love super simple recipes that taste like candy. But it actually came from a failed attempt. Originally, it was supposed to be a healthy energy bar on a date basis. But as fate would have it, unfortunately, it didn’t work out, because they were much too sticky and didn’t stay in shape. If you have any tips, please feel free to add them to the comments. I am happy about every comment!
Accordingly, I changed my plans and came to the idea that you can easily make a great cookie dough out of it, because the mixture taste heavenly! It is also a good alternative to conventional sweets, which are full of industrial sugar and unhealthy additives. Perfect when you are seized by cravings and simply need something to satisfy them. But there is one thing you should keep in mind: Although the dough is super healthy in contrast to any sweets, it has a high calorie content due to the many nuts or cashew nuts and dates.
Did You Know? Cashew Nuts Are a Real Superfood!
Cashews contain many calories, but also
They are even said to make happy by the amino acid L-tryptophan. In addition, it can help to lose weight, because they provide for a long feeling of fullness and do not let the blood sugar level rise as much as for example household sugar. Therefore, you should definitely include cashews or nuts in general in your diet!
Step One: Processing Dates
The preparation of the dough is quite easy: First of all, make sure you use soft dates, because they are particularly creamy and are therefore easier to make into a paste. First put the soft dates in a blender and mix them to a creamy paste. You might have to add some water if it gets too sticky.
Step Two: Add Cashews
Now add the cashews to the date paste in the blender and a few drops of vanilla flavor, if you like a vanilla flavor, and mix together. Remove the mixture from the blender.
Step Three: Fold in Chocolate Drops
The last step is to fold in the chocolate drops. I use dark chocolate here instead of whole milk, because it usually contains a higher percentage of cocoa, a little less sugar and often gets by without milk.
And there you go, the cashew cookie dough is ready to eat!
Cashew Date Cookie Dough
- 1/4 cup soft dates 60 g
- 1/4 cup cashews 40 g
- 2 tbsp. dark chocolate drops 30 g
- vanilla flavor optional
- Mix the soft dates in a mixer to a paste, if necessary add some more water to make it creamier
- Add cashew nuts, vanilla flavor if necessary and mix
- Remove the mass from the mixer
- Fold in chocolate drops