Caveman Cookies

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So I needed another go to snack to make ahead and take on the go, and this was it.  You can get so creative with these with all sorts of dried fruit varieties and flavors.  Try adding dates, changing to macadamia nuts, adding sunflower seeds, etc and let me know what you come up with.

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Caveman Cookies
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Serves: 12
  1. First thing you need to do is roast your almonds so preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Next spread out all your almonds on a baking sheet
  3. Place in preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, for your taste test they should taste roasted but not burnt
  4. Place your roasted almonds, blueberries, apricots, and shredded coconut in a food processor and continually pulse until all of it is minced
  5. Turn your food processor on low and let it run while you slow drizzle in your EVOO
  6. Transfer this mixture to a mixing bowl and mix well with the 2 eggs
  7. Using your hands, form thin patties or long bars or whatever shapes you want, just keep them about 1/4 inch thick
  8. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or nonstick baking sheet
  9. Bake for 20 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack so they don't continue to cook
  10. Enjoy

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  1. Kate Koger says:

    These are simply out of this world!!! I heard this recipe being mentioned on the Paleo View (podcast) yesterday and Stacy talking about how her boys love the caveman cookies. I searched instantly for the recipe and bought the ingredients and then came home and made them straight away!! Gorgeous!! I have just whipped up another batch first thing this morning but used cranberries & apricots. Love, love, love them!!!!!!!!

  2. I have just made these now and they really are quite good! We’ve had two each already. Thanks very much.

  3. I have to say these cookies are DIVINE!

    The second batch I made I added half a cup of coconut flour, came out great! But I like your version better. Definitely going to stick to these whenever I’m pressed for time when it comes to baking.

  4. I made these without the nuts, adn used cranberries, goji berries and cherries instead…mega fruity! Could you freeze them?

  5. I just made a batch of these – i didn’t have any blueberries, so i used half dried cranberries & then half dark chocolate chips, & also a 25g bag of lime-infused raisins. Too nice! Looking forward to trying some more combinations :-)

  6. These are fantastic. Great post workout carbohydrate boost. Thanks for a new addiction.

  7. Made these last night. I subbed the apricots and blueberries and I added 1 cup of sweet potatoes, 1/2 dried cranberries, 1/4 cup coconut, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. They were awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Jon Deavers says:

    Great recipe! Thanks for what you do.

    With the fall upon us and holidays around the corner, I took this recipe and subbed in walnuts, apples, and cranberries for the almonds, apricots, and blueberries. Kept the coconut and added a pinch of salt and some cinnamon. Turned out great.

    Think I’ll give the original recipe a shot next time.

  9. These are DELICIOUS! So filling and healthy, and they are great for those sweet and savory cravings. I added some gluten free chocolate chips and sunflower seeds to mine- perfect! Can’t wait to try the carrot cake cookies next! Thanks for all of these wonderful dessert recipes!

  10. Made these back in March, took a bag of the “bars” to baseball practice, the guys loved them!

  11. Just had one of these with some fresh brewed coffee here at work. Yummmm. It’s like a homemade Clif bar. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Are these crunchy or soft?

  13. Jen Baumgartner says:

    Can these be baked in a bar pan and cut into bars? Do they store well? Thinking of making for shipment overseas.

  14. Yum Yum, but what is EVOO ?

  15. Sheryl Brooks says:

    Seriously Yummy didn’t think they would b to good but very tasty.

  16. Anonymous says:

    these are awesome!!! I altered them a bit as I cant have any dried fruit (candida cleanse).Thanks

  17. says:

    Are these crispy or soft?

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