Friday, October 19, 2012
Raw Chocolate Orange Energy Cookies
These are the newest addition to my raw energy cookie family. And it's a very special family to me - one that includes such sweet adorable babies as Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon Rolls, and Chai Spice. (Recipes for other raw cookies are in my books.) Why oh why do I love raw cookies so very much?? The answer, my friend, is simple - they satisfy the sweet tooth while nourishing the body. They also happen to give you a nice, clean burst of energy to keep you going! WIN!!
1 1/2 cups raw walnuts
1 cup (packed) raisins
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon raw agave nectar
1 tablespoon (packed) minced orange zest (from organic oranges)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Optional: 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
1. In a food processor, combine everything except the optional cacao nibs. Blend until very, very sticky. Add the nibs (if using) and blend for a few seconds, just enough to mix them in.
2. Remove in one-tablespoon bits. With your hands, roll into small balls. Gently place in an airtight container and refrigerate. These will keep for about 2 weeks, if kept in the refrigerator.
Makes about 18 cookies
GF/SF/Raw/Blue (according to the guidelines in my books)