Chocolate Date Freezer Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.

These cookies are crack. Crack cookies. Once you start eating them you forget where you are and what you were doing and how many cookies you've consumed and then they're all gone and you're blaming your neighbor who must have snuck over and eaten them when you weren't looking. But, no. That's the nature of the cookies. And they're damn easy to put together so it's not even fair, really. Our human monkey brains don't stand a chance when these are hanging out on the side table whilst you're watching heist movies.

I created these out of an urgent desire to eat something cookie-like when there was nothing sweet (except dates & chocolate) in the house. There were definitely no cookies hanging out like burn-outs in the corners of my cupboards. Any cookies that come into my house are hoovered instantly. It was late, the heat of the day was just dissipating, and I'd already put way too much effort into dinner (those kale pesto flatbreads because I had some time on my hands). So I grabbed what I had (chocolate, dates, almond butter, oats), mashed em into a dough ball, and separated a couple of cookies out for Logan and myself.

This is the second draft of that recipe -- made for a crowd of doods playing Super Smash Brothers and by a crowd I mean two of our friends, Logan and myself. In our small house four feels like a crowd. Maybe our couch is just too small? (Sidenote: I dream of one day having low tables on the floor and subbing out most seated furniture for pillows in the Japanese style -- it's better for posture plus I dig minimalist set-ups.)

P.s. I think this would be really delicious with a pinch of cinnamon or vanilla.

chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.
chocolate almond date freezer cookies -- no bake vegan, gluten free cookies that whip up quick -- recipe via will frolic for food.

Chocolate Date Freezer Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

 

Ingredients

  • 5 medjool dates, chopped roughly
  • 5 tablespoons almond butter
  • ¼ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chocolate, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add dates, almond butter, oats, and chocolate.
  2. Use your hands to combine the mixture.
  3. The heat from your palms melts the chocolate and helps get it incorporated in the mix.
  4. Knead for about five minutes (it takes about that long to get everything mixed together).
  5. Place your "dough" in a blender or food processor and blend for 30 seconds. The heat from your blender will further melt the chocolate, and chop up the oats so that they incorporate more easily.
  6. Remove the "dough" from your blender, and split it up into 8 golf-ball sized rounds. Flatten the rounds into cookie shapes (about ½ inch thick).
  7. Freeze for 15 minutes (minimum). Remove and enjoy! Cookies can be stored, frozen and sealed, for up to a month.