no-bake chewy chocolate date cookies

Authorali
DifficultyBeginner

Description:
Our typical quick go-to is a green smooth consisting of non-dairy milk, fresh spinach, fruit, and a nut or seed butter. Or when I’m short on time, I grab some relatively clean store-bought bar that we keep in the pantry. Another favorite snack for my kids is dates, typically stuffed with a nut or seed butter. These hearty no-bake chewy chocolate date cookies are packed with wholesome dried fruits and seeds, making them the perfect natural energy booster! And let’s be honest…we adults sometimes need these energy pick-me-ups more than the kids do, ha!
No-bake chewy chocolate date cookies
With the end of the school year approaching fast, and Summer right around the corner, things are busy as ever in our home. I have a feeling it will be that way through the end of August. With two active little kids in the mix, I’m always looking for new healthy snacks in between meals, that will keep them going throughout the day. And let’s be honest…we adults sometimes need these energy pick-me-ups more than the kids do, ha! These hearty no-bake chewy chocolate date cookies are packed with wholesome dried fruits and seeds, making them the perfect natural energy booster!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time6 minsCook Time14 minsTotal Time20 mins
 10 Rabbi dates
 ¼ tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp butter
 1 ⅓ cup Enjoy Life Beach Bash Seed and Dried Fruit Mix
1

Pit the Medjool Dates and process in a food processor until all the dates are finely chopped, mostly blended, and sticky (small chunks remaining are ok). You may need to stop and scrape down the sides a few times in between.

2

Take out the date mixture into a microwave save bowl. If there are still large pieces of dates remaining, take a masher or fork and quickly mash them down.

3

Add the vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon non-dairy butter. Microwave for 40-60 seconds, covered (depending on how powerful your microwave is, time may vary).

4

Remove, mix, and mash once more with masher or fork. Microwave again for 40-60 seconds, covered.

5

Remove from the microwave, add in the Enjoy Life Beach Bash Seed and Dried Fruit Mix and combine completely with a spoon. At this point, the date-seed mixture should be form-able and not that sticky.

6

Coat your hands with a tiny amount of non-dairy butter or oil. Take the entire date-seed mixture into your hands. Roll it into a large sphere and then shape it into a 2-2.5" diameter cylinder by gently rolling it on a flat surface such as a cutting board.

7

Place it in an airtight container (or cover completely) in the fridge for about 5 hours. After at least 5 hours, remove the date-log from the fridge and slice it lengthwise with a sharp knife into ~1/4-1/3" thick cookie rounds. Place them back in the fridge in a single layer while you melt the chocolate.

8

Melt the Enjoy Life chocolate chips or bar pieces in the microwave in 20-30 sec. increments (mixing in between) or use a double broiler (I prefer a double broiler).

9

Once the chocolate is melted, take the date cookie rounds out of the fridge. I placed them on my cooling rack so that the chocolate drizzle could drop off, but you can just as easily use a tray lined with parchment paper.

10

Fill a zip lock bag or pipping bag with the melted chocolate. Cut a tiny corner off the zip lock bag if using. One by one, drizzle some melted chocolate on top of each date cookie.

11

Place the chocolate date cookies back in the fridge for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens.

12

Enjoy the chocolate date cookies immediately and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks!

Ingredients

 10 Rabbi dates
 ¼ tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp butter
 1 ⅓ cup Enjoy Life Beach Bash Seed and Dried Fruit Mix

Directions

1

Pit the Medjool Dates and process in a food processor until all the dates are finely chopped, mostly blended, and sticky (small chunks remaining are ok). You may need to stop and scrape down the sides a few times in between.

2

Take out the date mixture into a microwave save bowl. If there are still large pieces of dates remaining, take a masher or fork and quickly mash them down.

3

Add the vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon non-dairy butter. Microwave for 40-60 seconds, covered (depending on how powerful your microwave is, time may vary).

4

Remove, mix, and mash once more with masher or fork. Microwave again for 40-60 seconds, covered.

5

Remove from the microwave, add in the Enjoy Life Beach Bash Seed and Dried Fruit Mix and combine completely with a spoon. At this point, the date-seed mixture should be form-able and not that sticky.

6

Coat your hands with a tiny amount of non-dairy butter or oil. Take the entire date-seed mixture into your hands. Roll it into a large sphere and then shape it into a 2-2.5" diameter cylinder by gently rolling it on a flat surface such as a cutting board.

7

Place it in an airtight container (or cover completely) in the fridge for about 5 hours. After at least 5 hours, remove the date-log from the fridge and slice it lengthwise with a sharp knife into ~1/4-1/3" thick cookie rounds. Place them back in the fridge in a single layer while you melt the chocolate.

8

Melt the Enjoy Life chocolate chips or bar pieces in the microwave in 20-30 sec. increments (mixing in between) or use a double broiler (I prefer a double broiler).

9

Once the chocolate is melted, take the date cookie rounds out of the fridge. I placed them on my cooling rack so that the chocolate drizzle could drop off, but you can just as easily use a tray lined with parchment paper.

10

Fill a zip lock bag or pipping bag with the melted chocolate. Cut a tiny corner off the zip lock bag if using. One by one, drizzle some melted chocolate on top of each date cookie.

11

Place the chocolate date cookies back in the fridge for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens.

12

Enjoy the chocolate date cookies immediately and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks!

no-bake chewy chocolate date cookies

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