This is another healthy alternative to cookies that are typically made with simple sugars and unhealthy fats. I was inspired to create this after visiting Brenda Davis, RD.  She gave something similar to me as a treat for the flight back to Pittsburgh from British Columbia, Canada, and I absolutely loved them. Be careful because these are so good you will not be able to stop eating them!

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup of dates
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  1. If the dates are dry, soak in a small bowl of water for several minutes to moisten. Drain the dates before using.
  2. Otherwise, fresh dates work great as is.
  3. Remove the pit and chop into small pieces.
  4. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend to combine the ingredients.
  5. Place 1 heaping tsp at a time into the palm of your hand and roll into a ball.
  6. Roll the balls into more cocoa powder to coat.

12 to 24 balls depending on the size