Easy no-bake chocolate sandwich cookies high in iron, protein and fiber – put them in sandwiches or eat them alone – a nutritious delicious cookie!
No-Bake Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
No bake chocolate sandwich cookies are as wonderful for holiday baking as they are for a workout snack.
I have begun to put more attention into my healthy post-workout snacks, and I have noticed a difference in my recovery speed. I spin and it takes a lot of energy out of me. Sometimes I am wobbly getting off the bike, haha.
So I love to have a post-workout snack that will put the strength back in my worn out legs.
This one is terrific because of the date paste which makes up just about one-third of this 3-ingredient healthy dessert recipe.
The Ideal Workout Snack Ingredient
Dates! Dates are full of energy and fiber, and essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc – all minerals necessary for a good post-workout recovery.
The other two ingredients aren’t so bad either – coconut flour and raw cacao powder, both plant-based nutritional powerhouses..
And don’t forget the dark chocolate coating, and the coconut cream center. Although, you don’t have to always coat them or stuff them with cream. I may or may not have popped a few raw cookies straight out of the freezer. And of course use a different creamy center if you wish, such as a nut butter or tahini!
But sometimes a healthy whole food post-workout snack can be considered terrific because it’s not just healthy, but also fun and delicious, and something to look forward to as you pound through your workout.
How to Make No Bake Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
These little gems are so easy to make, just mix and either press into a mold and freeze, or plop onto a cookie sheet and freeze. Coat with chocolate or not, fill with cream or nut butter or not.
So I hope you pop into your kitchen and try this easy recipe. Do you have coconut flour, dates and cacao powder in your kitchen pantry now? Then you can make them! Let me know if you do!
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No-Bake Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Greatest 3-ingredient Cookie Recipe That Ever Lived
Coconut Cream Center (optional)
- 1 can coconut milk (use full fat, and refrigerate overnight so the cream seperates from the milk)
Chocolate Coating (optional)
- Make the date paste and coconut cream filling ahead of time and refrigerate.
- To make 1 cup of date paste, soak overnight or for 1 hour in hot water your dates. Then drain them, pit them, blend them in a high speed blender with about 1/2 cup of water or less.Whether you need the entire 1/2 cup depends on how moist your dates are. I normally start by adding about 1/4 cup of water to the dates, blend until that is creamy, and add the rest if the paste is still chunky.
- To blend up coconut whipped cream, scoop out the solid portion of the chilled-overnight can of full fat coconut milk, and blend that with 2 tsp maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla. Reserve the left over milk in the can for smoothies or other recipes. Refrigerate the cream, covered, until the cookies are ready to be filled.
- Add 1 cup of date paste into your 2-cup measuring cup or a bowl.
- Add in the coconut flour and cacao powder, and stir up with a spoon until all is combined. You should have a malleable batter.
- Roll the batter with your hands into balls about 1 to 1/2 inch thick and press into the circles of the mold, or just press onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet for less regular circles.
- Freeze about 1 hour or more.
Coat Cookies in Chocolate
- Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips in the microwave in your glass measuring cup at about 60 seconds, and stir in 2 tsp of coconut oil. Then remove the cookies from the mold (or cookie sheet), and dip them with a fork into your measuring cup filled with melted chocolate, then set them on a rack (sitting on parchment paper to catch drips) to drip dry. I set them in the freezer for about 15 min after that to ensure a good set.
Fill the Cookies with Cream
- To make your sandwich cookies, plop a teaspoon or more of coconut cream on one cookies, and sandwich it with the other. I would make sandwiches when you are ready to eat them as they are a bit hard to hold with a pillowy whipped cream center..good luck! I hope you enjoy my healthy sandwich cookies.
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.