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Zucchini Cacao Cookies

We are right in the height of zucchini season and I have pounds of zucchini sitting on my kitchen counter. My farmer friend, Gray, put in quite a few plants and they have been prolific. Inspired by an old, non-raw recipe for zucchini chocolate cake, I put together a raw food recipe for these little zucchini cacao bites. You, and your family will love them. They have a wonderful chocolate flavor and a moist, chewy texture. Feel free to add nuts!




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  1. Barbara wrote on December 13, 2011

    I made these fantastic cookies. I dried half in the dehydrator and the other half in the sun. The ones in the sun were ready before the dehydrator ones. Regardless, these cookies are yummy. Even my husband – 83 years old and not yet used to raw foods – loved them. I have made a few of your other recipes and we have both loved them all. Thank you for helping us get healthier.

  2. vaLERIE wrote on December 23, 2010

    im gonna try these uncooked but chillded in the fridge they sound yummy. I think chiling them will stillbe just as tasty but more nutrient filled

  3. Susan wrote on August 16, 2010

    I leave the skin on but you can do it either way.

  4. Lisa wrote on August 16, 2010

    Do you peel the zucchini or just grate it with the skin on?

  5. Helene wrote on August 10, 2010

    Cacao–meaning raw cacao chips–or powder?

    • Susan wrote on August 11, 2010

      Cacao Powder

  6. Van Chick wrote on August 8, 2010

    I don’t have a dehydrator but i do have a friend with one who is doing a 30 day raw challenge starting next week. I’m going to send this her way in the guise of helping her when really it’s ME who wants to eat these!!! 🙂

  7. dragonmamma/naomi wrote on August 8, 2010

    Looks good! (Of course, this will only use one of my giant zucchinis, leaving me with…oh, about 12 more to deal with today.)

  8. Avis wrote on August 4, 2010

    Thanks for the recipe! I just made these yesterday but instead of oats I used some soaked quinoa I had left over. They turned out a bit chewy but very nice. I also added some cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts to the recipe. Delicious! My dehydration time was close to double what was listed in the recipe. Perhaps this is because I like the texture to be a little less soft, or maybe because my apples were huge and juicy. Thank you again for your website!

    • Susan wrote on August 4, 2010

      Avis, it would make sense that your dehydration time would increase since you are doing a major substitution. Soaked grain for an oat flour. It also makes sense that they would be more chewy. 🙂


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