The ultimate healthier, lazy dessert: NO-BAKE chocolate chip cookies made with just 5 ingredients! Naturally sweetened with dates, vegan, gluten- and grain-free, and customizable depending on what you have on hand!
To a food processor add pitted dates and pulse until small bits remain or a ball forms. If a ball forms, use a spoon to break it up into smaller pieces to ensure the other ingredients blend more easily.
Then add flour, shredded coconut (or grain of choice) vanilla, and sea salt and pulse to combine. You’re looking for a dough that holds together when pressed between your fingers but isn’t so sticky that it sticks easily to your hands. If too tacky / wet, add more dry ingredients. If too dry, blend in a couple more dates at a time. (Texture will vary depending on ingredients you chose / freshness of dates.)
Scoop out roughly 1 ½ Tbsp amounts (we love this scoop), roll into a ball, then flatten gently between your palms into a disc shape. Smooth the edges with your fingers. Repeat until all cookies have been formed.
Top with chocolate chips, pieces, or cacao nibs, and another sprinkle of salt. Then enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for 1 month (or more).
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with a half cup each of almond flour and desiccated coconut and with Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips.