Ok ok, I’m going to be honest… this isn’t my creation. My husband made these a few weeks before we got married, I have to say, I felt a little threat to my kitchen skills. He totally smashed it, and I had to make sure I recorded this one and they were the perfect pick up for when we were eating healthy on our wedding fitness journey.
So, if you want some healthy snacks to take to work, and something that doesn’t include a million and one ingredients and fairly quick to make, here goes. Thanks hubby! 👏🏽
1 cup of pecans
1 cup dates, pitted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon cacao nibs or very dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Make your chia egg, by mixing 3-4 tablespoons of water with the chia seeds in a ramekin
- Add the dates, nuts, salt to the food processor, process together until a crumbly texture starts to for. Then add in the bicarbonate of soda, vanilla extract and chia egg and vinegar, and process again until the batter gets smoother and looks a little sticky.
- Add in the chocolate chips pulse to combine, I like to use Willie’s Caco which works really well for baking.
- Next take tablespoons of your ‘cookie dough’ and place onto a lined baking tray. Flatten out to around 1cm thickness. You might need to dip your spoon into a bowl of water to flatten so it doesn’t stick too much.
- The mixture should create around 10 small cookies.
- Place into the oven for around 10-12 minutes until they start to brown.
- They’ll still be soft but will brown around the edges and will harden once out of the oven.
- Take out of the oven and leave to cool for 10 – 15 minutes and then they’re ready to devour!