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Easy Cake, No Mess : Healthy no bake cookie powerballs

by | Nov 18, 2013 | Cake, One Bowl Ebook Recipe

“These healthy raw cookies will change the way you think about raw food, and indeed raw cookies.”
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Looking for some temptingly delicious desserts that are healthy – and don’t require much in the way of washing up?

Course you are!

As a regular reader, you’ll know that we’ve been working on a new cake book behind the scenes – this one’s got double the recipes of our first book, and we’ve included a remarkable desserts section just for those sweet tooth moments that don’t necessarily demand a slice of cake.

And, when we release our latest book, you’ll be able to download it free for a limited number of days. Of course, you’ll need to know when that is, which is why we have a handy alert system – just hop over here and get yourself on the list. That way, you’ll be one of the first to get your hands on Easy Cake, No Mess.

As a bit of a bonus, signing up also means you’ll get 4 free recipes from our first book: Cake! 12 Healthy recipes. If you’ve not got a copy of the full 12 recipes yet, why not grab that now? It’s only a dollar, and each recipe has the stamp of approval from our nutritionist.

For now, tuck into this super easy recipe. These healthy raw cookies will change the way you think about raw food, and indeed raw cookies. They’re marvellous, and thanks to the dates, both healthy and sweet.

It’s worth it to buy the highest quality ingredients that you can find, because, you’re going to be eating a lot of these now; they’re rather addictive. They keep for ages in the fridge – and thanks to the maca powder they will give you extra energy from a natural source without making your blood sugar spike.

If you’re new to raw food – you may just find that you’re making these in double batches regularly…

New to cacao? Raw cacao is very different from cocoa powder; it’s not just a case of the way they’re spelled – it’s a much stronger taste. So, be careful when adding it to any recipe, you’ll want to taste the results to make sure it’s what you expect!



15 cookie balls (more or less, depending on size)

1½ tsp Raw maca powder
1 tbsp Ground cinnamon (organic, if possible)
1 tbsp Raw Cacao powder
¼ cup Dark chocolate (organic, if possible)
8-10 each Medjol dates, soft, pits removed
50 g (1¾ oz) Ground almonds
30 g (1 oz) Organic goji berries
1 tsp Vanilla extract (organic if possible)


Simply add all the ingredients to your food processor and whiz until small pebbles begin to form. Roll into small balls, and refrigerate. It’s that simple.

If you’d like to fancy up their presentation a little – roll some in sesame seeds, some in cacao powder and push a goji berry into the middle of a few. They’ll look like fancy chocolates.

Guests go from trepidation, to full on love in one bite.


Check out these other fabulous cake recipes from our new book:

Carrot and ginger cake
Shortbread fingers
Cardamom Date Cake

And do please share your own favourite recipes below… we’d love to hear from you.


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