Chocolate, Chia and Coconut Chilled Cookies

These cookies aren’t baked, so they have a soft texture and are best kept in the fridge. While they contain many valuable nutrients, they are an energy-dense treat to enjoy in moderation.

Chocolate, Chia and Coconut Chilled Cookies
Chocolate, Chia and Coconut Chilled CookiesPhoto: Reader's Digest Brain Power Cookbook
Chocolate, Chia and Coconut Chilled Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
24 15minutes 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 15minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F). Spread the walnuts on a baking tray and bake for 4-5 minutes, until lightly toasted. Transfer the walnuts to a plate to cool, then roughly chop.
  2. Put the dates in a food processor and add the coconut, cocoa powder, chia seeds, vanilla and 1/3 cup of the walnuts. Process until well combined.
  3. Put the remaining chopping walnuts in a bowl. Take a heaped teaspoon of the chocolate mixture and roll it into a ball. Slightly flatten, then gently press the top into the walnuts. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  4. Put the cookies in a single layer in an airtight container, and chill until firm. The cookies can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Recipe Notes

Each serving provides:
221 kJ
53 kcal
1 g protein
3 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
6 g carbohydrate
1 g fibre
3 mg sodium