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Dates are full of nutrients essential to our bodies, and my favorite way to take advantage of their health benefits is by indulging in these delicious little German Chocolate Freezer Cookies. They're easy to make, and so delicious even non-date-fans will love them!

When a friend handed me two bags of dates she wasn't using and asked if I wanted them, of course I said yes. I didn't bother letting her know that I have never liked dates. Sure, they're sweet and everything, but the texture is a little iffy to me and biting into something that looks like… well, let's just say I'm not a fan.

But regardless of my feelings toward dates, I sat back and pondered what to do with them. I hate wasting food, so I knew I had to figure something out.

Thankfully, there are a ton of options out there in the paleo realm. After perusing the web for a while, I had a few ideas and got to work. The end result (though I admit I was a little nervous) was delicious!

German Chocolate Freezer Cookies

In case you didn't know (like I didn't), dates are one crazy super-food. Not only are they full of vitamins and minerals, they've been used through the centuries for their health benefits, the most popular being fighting off abdominal cancer.

Now, we'd need a whole other post just to go over the amazing benefits dates provide the body, let alone all the nutrients they supply, so we'll suffice it to say that even if you don't like dates, you should be eating them. And these tasty little treats are the perfect way to sneak them into your diet.

Important Note: Keep in mind that even though dates contain vital nutrients, they are still a form of sugar. If you are dealing with chronic illness, metabolic issues, etc., you will want to keep your sugar intake to a minimum. Just like everything, it's easy to go overboard on something that is healthy, so just use common sense and reserve the sweets for a once-in-awhile treat, not an every day indulgence. 🙂

German Chocolate Freezer Cookies

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German Chocolate Freezer Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten, Dairy, Grain, Refined Sugar Free
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cookie Dough
  2. Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until you reach a smooth-slightly-chunky texture.
  3. Flatten tablespoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet with the back of a spoon until about ½ inch thick.
  4. Place in the freezer while preparing the coating.
  5. Coating
  6. Melt coconut oil over low heat.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
  8. Dip/drizzle over frozen cookie dough until completely covered.
  9. Place back in the freezer until coating is hardened.

For more on the health benefits of dates:


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