I’m doing a little detox of sorts- a week or maybe more of eating lots of raw foods- so I was so happy to see this recipe for raw cocoa nibbles (aka “LaRaw Bars”) in Ricki Heller’s book: Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar.


These raw chocolate cookies are seriously good. I stayed simple and followed the basic recipe using just almonds (I used raw almond butter), dates, and cocoa (I used Navitas Naturals raw chocolate powder), and I placed one dehydrated raspberry in the center of each…really delicious!

[cft format=0]

It would be very easy to overeat when making these healthy cookies, but then they won’t really be healthy anymore! So remember that even though they are completely natural and raw, they are still pretty sweet, so go easy, and limit yourself to one or two at a time.


Warning: Use of undefined constant rand - assumed 'rand' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c06/h07/mnt/155735/domains/healthygreenkitchen.com/html/wp-content/themes/healthygreenkitchen/single.php on line 74


  1. 1

    Caitlin — June 26, 2009 @ 10:34 am

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm these look good!, I make something similar but instead of using dates I use prunes…I’m sure yours are sweeter and more of a treat though! :)

  2. 2

    Kori Radke — June 26, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    Those cookies look very tasty!

  3. 3

    Ricki — June 26, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

    I love that you added the dried rasperry in the middle! Yours really do look like cookies instead of raw nibbles!