Updated: Dec 17, 2021
Don’t be fooled! These decadently rich FUDGY BROWNIE COOKIES may be made with healthy ingredients, but they will please the most demanding chocoholic!
They’re not just perfectly chocolatey and made with wholesome ingredients, they are incredibly easy to make! Perfect for when chocolate cravings attack (which is about every other day for me!).
They are naturally sweetened (using only dates), and they are flourless. And, you probably already have all the ingredients you need to make these. If you have kids, this is a great recipe to get them involved.
The recipe calls for dipping them in chocolate, but you could certainly eat them plain or go crazy with the toppings. Think nuts, flaky salt, powdered sugar, sprinkles.... the possibilities are endless!
So, what are you waiting for? Le’s sweeten up your day!
Let’s get to baking!
HEALTHY FUDGY BROWNIE COOKIES
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1/2 cup dates, packed
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsps. non-dairy milk
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 tsp. salt (add another 1/4 tsp if your peanut butter is unsalted)
1/4 cup of non-dairy dark chocolate
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
To a food processor, add the dates, peanut butter, milk, and coconut oil and process on high until the dates have broken down. Then, add the cacao powder and salt, and process again until fully combined.
Using your hands, take about a tablespoon of dough and shape it into small balls. Repeat this process until you use up the entire dough. Then, place the balls on a lined baking sheet. Make sure to leave some space between each.
Using a fork, press down on the balls to flatten a bit. You can only press once, or do it twice to form a crosshatch pattern.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Then, remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet.
After 10 minutes, place baked cookies on a cooling rack and allow to completely cool off.
Melt the non-dairy chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals to prevent burning.
Once the cookies have cooled, dip them in the chocolate or drizzle on top. Then, transfer cookies to the refrigerator for the chocolate to set.
Keep your cookies in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Let me know if you make this! Tag me by using @mindfulgrub or the hashtag #mindfulgrub when you share your creations on social media. I‘d love to hear how it went for you!
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Recipe adapted from www.occasionallyeggs.com