4 dates; pits removed
1 1/2 cups Walnuts
1/2 cups Pecans
1 tsp Baking soda
1/8 tsp Salt
2 tablespoons Butter
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grind dates in the food processor until a paste forms, about 40 seconds. Add walnuts and pecans and blend until very finely chopped, about 35 seconds. Add baking soda and salt and pulse a few more times.

Warm the butter so it is in liquid form. With the food processor running, drizzle it into the batter with the egg and vanilla. Stop mixing as soon as the egg and oil are blended in.

Scrape the batter into a bowl and stir in coconut and chocolate chips by hand. The dough will be sticky and wet. Drop 12 portions of the dough onto a cookie sheet, then flatten slightly with your fingers.

Bake 10-15 minutes, or until nicely browned.

Formulation courtesy of Big Oven