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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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My affiliate partner, Vitacost, has really good prices on some of the ingredients in this recipe. If you sign up through this link, you’ll get a coupon for $10 off your first purchase from Vitacost, and when your order ships, I’ll get a $10 off coupon for referring you. The cool thing about this program is that you can then refer your family and friends through your own link and YOU can get the $10 coupons too! 🙂

Thrive Market is another exceptional online grocery store. They are like Costco and Whole Foods combined in an online format. While they are a membership site, their prices are often cheaper than anywhere else. Check out this post which as a price comparison guide that I compiled between Thrive, Amazon, and Vitacost. If you sign up through this link, you will get 15% OFF your first order and I will get a coupon for referring you. 

Amazon, of course, has everything you need for this recipe. Their prices are often very good, though I love to shop around and sometimes find that Vitacost and Thrive Market have better deals. If you like saving money, it's good to shop around! 🙂

In addition, my affiliate partner, Tropical Traditions, is where I get all of my coconut products from and if you make a purchase from them through any of my links, you will receive a free copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

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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Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.

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