A Secret Ingredient Makes These No-Bake Almond Butter Cookies a Healthy Treat (2 Ingredients) by 30Seconds Food

A Secret Ingredient Makes These No-Bake Almond Butter Cookies a Healthy Treat (2 Ingredients)

Want to have your dessert and eat it, too? You can, with these amazing two-ingredient cookies that contain no refined sugar, butter, flour or eggs. Instead, these no-bake cookies have a secret ingredient that makes them extra nutritious. So what's in them that's so healthy? Dates!

Yes, you can turn dates and almond butter into a delicious no-bake cookie. Seriously! Nutritious dates are high in fiber and antioxidants. Dates may help support brain health and even help prevent disease (read more about the health benefits of dates). 

Moist and chewy, this easy almond butter cookie recipe doesn't require an oven and is gluten-free and dairy-free with no refined sugar. A pretty awesome dessert, right? This cookie recipe is a healthy treat that feels like a cheat. What's not to love?

This easy, gluten-free, two-ingredient, delicious almond butter dessert recipe is truly amazing. All you need are dates and almond butter. So simple! You soak the dates, blend them with the almond butter then form the dough into balls. You refrigerate the cookies for at least 30 minutes to allow them to firm up into a sensational low-sodium, low-calorie snack or dessert. All in only about one hour!

If you love this cookie recipe, try our two-ingredient breakfast cookies or these meringue cookies and even these chocolate date cookies that also have just two ingredients! Serve these more nutritious cookies for dessert or as a sweet snack anytime. No one needs to know they're healthy! 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour (soaking and chilling time)
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 15


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Recipe Notes

  • To make the dates smooth, be sure to use a blender or a food processor.
  • The number of cookies will depend on the size of the balls you form.
  • The longer you refrigerate the cookies, the firmer they will become.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the dates and almond butter into a blender. Pulse until well combined.
  2. Make balls of dough and put them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten out with a fork. 
  3. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to firm up. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 39

Total Fat: 0.6g

Saturated Fat: 0.1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 0mg

Total Carbohydrate: 8.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 7.3g

Protein: 0.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 0mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 8mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love healthy desserts like this. Bonus for me that they're gluten-free, yum!
How easy is that...
Looks delicious 😋

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