Raw Cacao Cookies

a plate of chocolate refrigerator cookies
Prep Time: 
15 minutes prep + 4 hours soaking
Number of Servings: 
40 small cookies
Recipe Source: 
Raw Nutrition by Karyn Mitchell, ND, PhD ($18.95, Basic Health Publications, 2012)


  • 1 cup pecans or almonds or sunflower seeds, soaked 4 hours
  • 8 to 10 dates, soaked 1 to 4 hours
  • 2 cup walnuts
  • 12 cup cacao nibs, optional


  1. Drain pecans and dates.
  2. Blend all ingredients except cacao nibs in a food processor with an S-blade just until crumbly.
  3. Stir in cacao nibs, if using.
  4. Take a tablespoon of mixture and roll into a small ball. You may flatten this to make it more cookie-like. Refrigerate. These cookies keep well for a long time.


Do not eat more than two at a time, because they may cause blood sugar or pH issues.


  • Add 2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract, a pinch of sea salt, 12 cup grated coconut, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, or 14 teaspoon nutmeg.
  • Half a cup of raisins or 14 cup agave nectar may be added, if you want a sweeter cookie.
Nutrition Info: 
2 cookies, made with pecans: 147 Calories, 3 g Protein, 0 mg Cholesterol, 12 g Carbohydrates, 8 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 3 g Fiber, 12 g Total fat (1 g sat), 1 mg Sodium, Magnesium, Phosphorus