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 CookiesPhoto: Reader's Digest Brain Power Cookbook
Chocolate, Chia and Coconut Chilled Cookies
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