Craving a fill-you-up but healthy snack for the trail? Consider these little cookies: raw, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based and well could even be considered paleo (if you eat nuts). But lets not that get in the way, they are cookies first most. And most tasty to indulge in.
Raw Pecan Cookies
- 1 cup Medjool dates, measured after pitting
- 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
Add the pecans, coconut and sea salt to a food process, pulse until finely chopped, set aside in a bowl. Add the dates and vanilla to the processor, run on high until finely chopped. Add the nuts in, run on high until mixed, scraping the bowl as needed.
Using a 1 Tablespoon Disher, make balls, compact in your hands, then flatten gently between your palms.
Place on a parchment paper lined small baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, let chill in the refrigerator until needed, or store long-term in the freezer, wrapped tightly.
Carry on the trail in a snack bag, preferably protected in a hard sided container, such as a drinking mug.
Makes about 15.