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Recipe: Paleo Chocolate Cookies

Let's get one thing clear – these are a treat – not a daily indulgence (whenever I post sweet recipes I get comments about how cavemen wouldn't eat dessert, yet they're also the most popular recipes I post!).

Recipe Strawberry Date Almond Cashew Cookies Paleo Network-min

As the weather's been a bit cooler, it's been the perfect time to get my dehydrator out. This recipe was a case of making do with what I had and seeing what I could come up with, but very pleased with the results.

If you don't have a dehydrator, you can use your oven I believe, but do some research first. If you're keen to try a dehydrator (and I highly recommend them), you can go really cheap like this one, or go all out on an Excalibur like this.

Recipe Strawberry Date Almond Cashew Cookies Paleo Network-min
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Recipe: Paleo Cookies

These cookies are a sweet treat straight from the dehydrator. Just six ingredients is all it takes to make these delicious treats!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 hours
Total Time20 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 20 small medjool dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 10 strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • Few drops vanilla essence

Instructions

  • Pit the dates and leave them to soak for a few minutes in a cup of water
  • I was too mean to buy expensive almond meal, so I put the almonds and cashews in a paper bag on a heavy chopping board, and bashed with a rolling pin until they were almond completely ground down. If you have almond meal - you're done!
  • Put the date mixture into a blender and pulse until the mixture is consistent, then add in the ground nuts and strawberries. Add in the vanilla and cacao and blend until it's thoroughly mixed and smooth.
  • Spoon onto a dehydrator sheet and flatten with the back of the spoon to make the cookie shapes.
  • I dehydrated at 145 degrees for about 20 hours, but keep checking as you may prefer a different texture.