One thing that irritates me about Pinterest is how impossible it is to track down the original source for ideas you find pinned. For instance, a few days ago one of my friends pinned a photo of raw, vegan cookie dough bites with the caption, “OMG, really tastes like cookie dough!” Claims like that make my Food Puncher ears perk up, so I clicked the link and found the recipe posted on some blog and printed it out. But today when I went back to Pinterest to find it (I hadn’t pinned it because, like I said, I mostly hate Pinterest) I found a bazillion identical recipes attached to dozens of different adorable photos overlaid with cutesy banners and fonts. So long story long, I don’t know exactly where this recipe came from because there are numerous pastel and polka dot blogs out there laying claim to it.
Anyway, this recipe made 12 little “cookie dough” balls and Teno ate 10 of them the first night. I know that sort of gives away what his review is all about, but in truth, he spent most of his camera time reading the recipe out loud and talking about soy milk (don’t worry, I edited). All in all these were a pretty tasty little snack, easy to make and good for you, too. Oh, and if you are on Pinterest, be sure to check out my Shit I’m Sick Of board. I think it’s the crabbiest board on the whole website.
Food Puncher: Raw Vegan Cookie Dough Bite Recipe Recipe
By March 3, 2013Published:
- Yield: 12 (4 Servings)
- Prep: 5 mins
These are on the sticky side, although refrigerating them for a few hours helps. You could also roll them in a little cocoa powder to make them easier to handle.
- 2/3 cup raw cashews
- 1/3 cup oats
- 2 Tbs raw agave nectar
- 1 Tbs maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sweet cocoa nibs or dark chocolate chips
- Combine cashews and oats in a food processor until the mixture resembled flour.
- Add agave, maple syrup and vanilla, and blend until smooth.
- Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and stir in cocoa nibs.
- Roll 1 Tbs of mixture at a time into balls, set on a plate and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
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