Toasted Sunflower-Coconut Cookies (No Bake!)

sunflower-coconut cookiesThere is absolutely no reason why your treats need to feel like you are cheating on your healthy way of eating! This my latest simple creation that seriously take 15 minutes from start to finish, providing your ingredients are at the right temperature. The pure coconut butter contains healthy, healing, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). This saturated fat is considered a rare and important building block of every cell in the human body, and can actually reduce cholesterol and heart disease amongst a host of others benefits. If you have never had the pleasure of tasting coconut manna, the delectable coconut flesh in a jar, you are in for a real treat! The toasted sunflower butter is a “powerhouse” of vitamins and minerals, including selenium, zinc, potassium, iron and protein. The cacao nibs come straight out of the tropical cacao fruit. Cacao was a culinary treasure to Mesoamericans for thousands of years and touted as the “Food of the Gods” for its superior nutritional profile and exceptional flavor. You gotta try these! Caution: Must eat immediately after removed from fridge or they will melt.

Toasted Sunflower-Coconut Cookies – Cat Treat #1 (Not for real cats!)

1 cup coconut manna or coconut butter (heat jar in a bowl of very hot water for about 15 minutes if coconut is too hard)
3/4 cup toasted sunflower seed butter, or choice of nut/seed butter
2 chopped soft and juicy dates
2 teaspoons cacao nibs
2 shakes cinnamon
optional: 2 teaspoons chia seeds

1. Bring all ingredients to a workable temperature in medium sized bowl.
2. Working briskly, stir to combine well.
3. With clean, dry hands, roll about a tablespoon of batter between your palms and gently place on plate. (If you are so inclined, you can spoon this mixture into a pastry bag and pipe into a silpat sheet with tiny cups. First fill with a few cacao nibs for a pretty top!)
4. Place your plate of balls or silpat in the fridge for just 10-15 minutes or until cookies have hardened enough.

Cat Dillon

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