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Coconut-Chocolate Energy Cookies

Dates, raw cacao, coconut flakes, vanilla bean flecks, oats, and chia seeds are blended together, formed into cookies, and chilled to perfection. These energy cookies will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and fourths.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, plant-based, Vegan
Servings: 10


  • 1 cup pitted and packed Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup raw, unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 vanilla beancut lengthwise and seeds scraped (or ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
  • cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Add the dates, cacao powder, coconut flakes, vanilla bean seeds, rolled oats, and chia seeds to a food processor.
  • Process the mixture for 2-3 minutes. The mixture is more on the wet side, so it probably won't roll into one big ball within your processor but that is okay.
  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Form the mixture into 10 small balls and drop each on the parchment paper. If the mixture is sticking to your hands, dab some water or coconut oil on your hands to repel the stickiness of the dates.
  • Flatten each ball into a cookie shape using the back of a fork.
  • Pop the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the cookies to set.
  • Enjoy and store leftovers in the freezer.