Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Vegan Recipe of the Week - Raw Almond Cookie Bites and Pt.2 UK Vegan Food Swap

This week's Vegan Recipe of the Week is not one of mine. This recipe was sent to me in my August UK Vegan Food Swap parcel by the lovely Chrissie, who is a raw wholefood vegan. She sent me all of the ingredients and a hand written recipe along with a raw snack bar, vanilla chai tea, some gorgeous vegan soaps and a tea towel. This was all packaged up in a nice glittery box chosen by her daughter, and a lovely note card. I felt very spoiled. I was looking forward to making the cookie bites as I have never made a raw dessert recipe before.

So here is the recipe:


1/2 cup of unsoaked almonds
1/4 cup of unsoaked walnuts
pinch of salt
1/3 cup unsoaked pitted dates
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 almond ground almonds or almond flour



Put the almonds, walnuts and salt into a food processor with the s-blade and process until coarsely chopped. 

Add the dates and almond extract and continue to pulse until the mixture begins to stick together. Don't over-process.

Add the cherries and pulse again briefly then transfer to a bowl.

Roll 1 tbsp of the mixture in your hands to form a ball and roll in the ground almonds before placing on a plate. Repeat until you have used all of the mixture.

Put the plate in the fridge for at least an hour until chilled and set.

Eat and enjoy!

These Raw Almond Cookie Bites keep well in the fridge for up to a week and are delicious. So thanks to Chrissie for the recipe. I can't wait until next month's food swap! You can read about the box I sent out in Pt.1 of this blog post here.

Big Vegan Love,



  1. That's such a sweet idea for the vegan food swap and they look yummy! I'll be trying that recipe soon.

  2. Thanks. It was a great Vegan Food Swap idea, let me know what your cookie bites are like :-) VVx

  3. Oh yum, they do look delicious. I think I'll have a go with the recipe soon too, just need to pick up some walnuts.

    As a vegetarian, I've participated in my first Vegan Swap UK, I'll be writing about it in the next couple of days, so enjoyable. Looking forward to participating next month. Envying those soap bars,lovely to make your acquaintance through vegan swap.

    1. Looking forward to your post, I love the UK Vegan Food Swap! Hopefully we'll get to swap with each other in the near future! :-) VVx

  4. Aw am so glad you liked them, my family enjoy making them and love eating them too! Thank you for your kind words and am looking forward to next months swap, so exciting! Your blog is fab and I will be keeping a keen eye on it.

    Chrissie xx

    1. Thanks for the lovely ingredients and recipe Chrissie! I'm looking forward to next swap too. Glad we met through the UK Vegan Food Swap :-) VVx