Raw, vegan ‘Nutella’ cookie dough

I’m sure I’ve mentioned a thousand times already how much the mister LOVES Nutella. And after tirelessly scrolling and double tapping my Instagram feed @straightupbananas, I found this beautiful creation from @BestofVegan 

So here’s my rendition of this glorious recipe. I promise you, it’s so tasty, healthy, and quick to make that you’ll find yourself making 20 batches in your sleep. (Is that not a thing?)


Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of toasted hazelnuts
  • 6-7 dates
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • a pinch of sea salt

Chocolate Ingredients: 

  • 3 tbspn of organic cocoa powder
  • 3 tbspn of room temperature coconut oil

How to get it done:

First things first. Lightly toast your nuts (hehe..nuts) in a skillet for ten minutes. While the nuts are toasting place the dates in some warm water. 

Then, place the toasted nuts between two paper towels and rub while warm to remove the skins.

Drain the dates from the water well and place dates and hazelnuts along with the rest of the cookie ingredients in a good processor and blitz till it forms a coarse dough.

Roll the dough into medium-sized balls and indent the balls with your thumb. Your thumbprint will be filled with all the chocolatey goodness in the world.

Mix your chocolate ingredients together, and dollop chocolate in the holes left from your thumb–if you’ve got some leftover like I did, just drench the cookies in chocolate (Hey! It’s good for you, right?)

Place the cookies in the fridge for an hour or two and them eat them like the pig that you secretly are at home.

Again, I cannot stress enough how easy, healthy, and quick this chocolate fix is. Go straight-up bananas with me and give them a go. PLEASE!

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