This recipe was featured in my 3 Energy Boosting Recipes post and comes straight out of my 21-Day Online Summer Detox Program: Reset to Real Food. These cookies solve the dilemma of not wanting the oven warming up the house in the middle of summer to satisfy your cookie craving. You’ll be surprised at how nicely these cookies stick together without baking. Healthy enough for snacking but tasty enough to be dessert.

No-Bake Sunflower Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  2. ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  3. 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  4. 4 medjool dates
  5. ½ cup raisins
  6. ½ cup dried cranberries (sweetened with apple juice)
  7. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  8. 2 tbsp sunflower seed butter (or nut butter of your choice)
  9. 1 tbsp pure maple syrup or coconut sugar or xylitol
  10. 1 tsp cinnamon
  11. 1 tsp nutmeg
  12. 1 tsp ginger
  13. pinch of Himalayan salt
  14. 1 cup brown rice crisps
Instructions
  1. Place the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut in your food processor.
  2. Pulse a few times until nicely ground up.
  3. Now add all the remaining ingredients except the brown rice crisps.
  4. Pulse until all the ingredients are nicely incorporated. If it appears to be too dry add some water one tablespoon at a time. You don’t want it wet.
  5. Place the mixture into a nice big bowl and stir in the brown rice crisps. The batter will be thick, so don’t be afraid to get in there with your hands and fold in the crisps.
  6. Now depending on the size of cookies you want, scoop out the desired amount. Form into a nice cookie. Use your palms to flatten out the cookie. Smooth the edges and then press into some coconut. First on one side, then the other.
  7. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Then place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  8. Place in a sealed container.
Notes
  1. These make for a perfect snack or dessert with more sunflower seed butter spread on top. Add some hemp hearts if you want to amp up the nutrients.
Jessica Stopard http://jessicastopard.com/