I was searching for a granola cookie recipe and came across these delicious morsels on Foodnetwork.com. I tweaked the recipe slightly to make them dairy free so I could enjoy them. If you make the recipe, please share your experience and pictures. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 20 min
Inactive Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time: –
Serves: 24 cookies
These chewy sweet cookies start with dried dates for a natural sweetness, instead of the traditional combination of milk and sugar, and then get mixed with some cocoa, natural peanut butter and ground organic graham crackers for a quick satisfying treat.
1 cup dried pitted dates, 4-ounces, chopped
1 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
8 full organic graham crackers, finely ground, about 1 1/4 cups
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, not instant
For coating: Plain Jane peanut butter granola
1. Combine the dates, water, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat breaking up any large pieces of dates with a spoon, until the mixture resembles a thick paste, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the honey, peanut butter, cocoa powder and salt until evenly combined. Stir in the graham crackers and oats. Remove from heat.
2. Lightly mist a baking sheet with cooking spray. Drop level tablespoons of the cookie mixture onto the prepared pan. Refrigerate until just chilled and set, about 20 minutes.
3. Put granola in a small bowl. Roll each cookie in granola and flatten slightly into a plump disk. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Serve chilled.
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