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Easy * No-Bake* Gluten-Free Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

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Add these yummy cookies to your Thanksgiving menu.   They are healthy and a great alternative for the kids to munch on after the feast.   As a follower of  the "no grain" movement, this super cookie is super high in protein - which will not send your blood sugar racing thru the roof.   Heck, they can even be served for a quick breakfast treat for your guests with some warm almond milk and fresh fruit.

 

Gluten-Free * Dairy-Free * Vegan * Raw * Soy-Free

Prep time:  10 mins  - Total time:  10 mins - Serves: 8

Ingredients

·       1 cup raw almonds

·       ½ cup almond butter

·       1 cup pitted Medjool dates

·       ½ tsp. organic almond extract

·       ¼ tsp. sea salt

·       pinch of pepper

·       2 Tbsp. coconut flakes

·       2 Tbsp. mini dairy-free chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life Foods

·       1 cup gluten-free puffed rice cereal

Instructions

Combine almonds, almond butter, dates, almond extract, sea salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth; transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add chocolate chips, coconut flakes and puffed rice cereal; mix well using hands and roll into 1 inch golf-sized balls. Add more rice cereal if needed to form balls. Place balls on a baking sheet and transfer to the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.    

Serving Size: 1 Cookie Calories: 385.7 cal * Fat: 23.4 g * Protein: 8.9 g * Carb: 42.5 g * Fiber: 8.0 g * Sugar: 31.1 g * Sodium: 76.7 mg

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Amie Valpone & The Healthy Apple 
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