The Perfect Treat for a Healthy Halloween

By Tess Challis
Tess Challis
Tess Challis
October 23, 2015 Updated: October 26, 2015

By Tess Challis, Healing the Body

Everyone likes good cookies, but regrettably, they are filled with inflaming sugars, fats, flours, and other funny stuff. However, these “cookies” are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and they make the perfect treat for a healthy Halloween, while simultaneously boosting your immune system and giving you a clean, healthy, energy kick! How sweet is that?

Purpose

The dates are high in iron and calcium, and the maca is a superfood that is known for its strengthening and immune-enhancing properties.

The cashews and almonds are a great source of omegas and protein, and the cacao nibs are very high in antioxidants.

Now you can have your cookie, and feel good about it too!

Equipment Required

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (packed) pitted dried dates (12 dates)
  • ¼ cup each: raw cashews, raw almonds, and rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons raw maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon each: vanilla and coconut nectar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Add last: 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs

Directions

  • In a food processor, blend all of the ingredients except for the cacao nibs.
  • When the mixture is in fine crumbs and very sticky, remove and add the cacao nibs.
  • Make into small bite size balls, then shape into cookies.
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Consume only as an occasional treat. (nata_vkusidey/iStock)

Consumption

  • Makes 12 cookies. GF/SF
  • Consume only as an occasional treat.

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