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Healthy Recipes

Deirdre's Recipe Pick Of The Week
Raw Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites

Yields 12 bites

1 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (if you're gluten-free, make sure you're using gluten-free oats)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Line a plate or container with parchment paper and set it aside. Combine the cashews, oats, salt and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse together until a fine meal forms. Be careful not to over-proccess and end up with cashew butter.

Add the maple syrup and the vanilla extract to the cashew-oat mixture. Pulse again until the mixture comes together in a ball of raw dough.

Remove the ball of dough from the food processor and place it in a small bowl. Don't forget to scrape the sides and the blade of your food processor to get all the extra bits. Gently fold in the chocolate chips so they are incorporated throughout the dough mixture.

Using a cookie baller or a couple of spoons, portion out the dough into twelve even balls. Use clean hands to roll the portions of dough into perfect little spheres. Place your completed bites onto a parchment lined plate or container. You can eat them right away, or store them in the freezer for later.

Recipe Notes

  • If chocolate chips aren't your thing, feel free to mix it up! Maybe you'd like to try them with raisins, dried cranberries or white chocolate chips?

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Deirdre's Favorite Recipes:

Hot Pepper Jelly And Cheese On A Cracker
Deirdre's Homemade Mac And Cheese

Bonnies Krispy Spinach Bites

Really Healthy Christmas Cookie
Meatless Meatballs

Baked Eggplant Fingers
Deirdre'e Organic Mini Pecan Pies

Samantha's Festive Summer Rigatoni
Samantha's Sauteed Kale With Red Beans

Samantha's Simply Delicious Quinoa Fruit Salad
Samantha's Summer Vegetable Medley Orzo

Arborio Sweet Rice Pudding
Mesa Grande Vegetarian Meatballs
Imus Ranch All Organic Granola
Organic Oatmeal Cookies

Perry's Old World Potato Salad
Mr. Martin's Maple Glazed Pecans
Quinoa Blueberry Muffins
Angie's Avacado And Kalamata Salad
Deirdre's Oven Roasted Potato Skins
Deirdre's Cowgirl Guacamole
Deirdre's Almond-Berry Cobbler
Deirdre's Simple Savory Tomato Soup
Deirdre's Spinach Pie
Andy's Avacado Burger Melt
Deirdre's Gorgeous Chopped Salad
Deirdre's Orange Cashew Spinach Salad
Navajo Vegetarian Tacos
Deirdre's Vicken Quesadillas                                                            
                                      

Deirdre's Raw Valentine Smoothie for Two 
Deirdre's Watermelon Pico                                    

Asparagus Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes 

Deirdre's Vegetarian Vicken Salad                                                                                                                              
Wyatt Imus' Veggie Burger                                                                                          
Deirdre's Whenever Soup
Deirdre's Vegetarian Sloppy Joe On The Go
Deirdre's Vegan Coleslaw
Deirdre's Dandelions, Kale and Broth

Deirdre's Crabbiless Crab Cakes
Deirdre's Earth Salad With Homemade Croutons
Deirdre's Beet Salad
Deirdre's Buckwheat Soba Noodle Recipe                      
Vegetable Pasta Salad           
Pasta with Basil-Cilantro Pesto
Healthy Pizza Recipe
Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup
Fakin BLT's
South Western Vegetable and Bean Burritos
Strawberry Smoothies
Crostini with Olive Garlic Pate'
Tomato Soup
Artichoke Dip

Deirdre's 5 Minute Mediteranean Salad

Other  Healthy Recipes:
Spanish Rice
Fruited Breakfast Quinoa
Almond And Pear Thumbprint Cookies
Roasted Tomato And Butternut Squash Soup
Tempeh Mushroom Burger

Greens Soup

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Lis' Sunday Salad 
Coconut Cornbread 
Summer Fruit Salad With Canary Island Garlic Olive Oil Dressing   

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Revised 06-18-2012