raw oreos

Who doesn’t love an oreo? Even better, who doesn’t love a raw oreo? Once a child-hood staple, now turned raw! I love it.

 

raw oreo

 

RAW OREOS

(adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie)

Makes 30-34 sandwich cookies

 

Cookie:

1 c Almonds

1 and 1/3 C Dates (I used Medjol

1/8 t Vanilla Bean (or 1 t vanilla extract)

1/8 tsp plus  1/16 tsp Salt

3 T Cocoa Powder

 

Filling:

1 c Coconut Butter

1/4 c Cashews

1/4 C Coconut Almond Milk

3 T xylitol

I made a coconut butter from processing shredded coconut and then added some cashews, coconut almond milk, and xylitol for sweetness and blended everything up. It may be easier to blend the cashews and coconut almond milk with the xylitol first and then adding the coconut butter.

The filling was more of an experiment in flavor and consistency. It can be made sweeter and more basic by just using the coconut butter for the filling. Next time I recommend using a little vanilla bean to really make the flavor stand out.

 

Directions:

Combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor, and process until the dates are completely broken up.  Transfer the dough to a ziploc-type bag, seal, and smush it into one tight ball. Then roll out onto a sheet of wax or parchment paper, and use cookie cutters to make circles Fridge or freeze the circles for a few minutes, so they’re firmer and therefore easier to frost. Once firm, spread the filling on 1/2 the circles and then top with remaining circles.

 

Happy eating!

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2 thoughts on “raw oreos

  1. Sara says:

    For some reason my “cookies” part of this did not firm up…at all. The creme center was firmer than the cookie part so I had to reverse the order of stacking them up. Maybe I’ll pop the chocolate part on a teflex sheet and see if I can firm it up. Otherwise this was a delicious mess!

    • admin says:

      Hi Sara,

      Did you put the cookies in the freezer to harden them up first? Also, if the filling was too hard you can always add more liquid to the mix. But, you may have just discovered a new cookie! 🙂

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