8 healthy recipes for vegetarian Christmas cookies full of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Get inspired!

Are you interested in a healthy lifestyle?

Then you must have heard about the raw diet, which is becoming more and more popular.

Try it in the form of delicious raw candy recipes!

It is healthy, fast, simple and you don’t have to worry about your slim line.

Thanks to its richness, you will eat a much smaller amount of it.

Date-almond raw cookies with sunflower seeds and cocoa

Many types of this Christmas pastry are shaped like balls. Their preparation is very easy. Try it out!


  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 4 dates
  • 6 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of gingerbread spice or so-called mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • pinch of salt


  1. Blend the almonds and sunflower seeds in a food processor.
  2. Then add the remaining ingredients, i.e. dates, cocoa, spices, oil and water.
  3. Stir the mixture so that the individual ingredients are combined.
  4. Form the dough into balls by hand.
  5. You can wrap the resulting raw candy in cocoa powder, crushed almonds or cover it with chocolate glaze.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.
Christmas pastries in the shape of balls made from almonds, sunflower seeds and dates.
source: bareblends.com

Mixed spice, which is very popular especially in Anglo-Saxon countries, can be prepared very easily by yourself at home. Mix 2 tbsp ground allspice, 2 tbsp ground cinnamon, 2 tsp ground cloves, 2 tsp ground coriander, 2 tsp ground ginger and 1 tsp ground nutmeg.

Raw line with chia seeds

Not only gingerbread, but also Linnaeus can be prepared in a vegetarian version. Try them with chia seeds.


  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of dates
  • 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup chia seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • raspberry jam for sticking


  1. Grind the hazelnuts using a food processor.
  2. Add the almond flour, salt and dates.
  3. Process until the mixture is finely ground and slightly sticky.
  4. Add maple syrup and chia seeds
  5. Divide the resulting dough into two halves.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the first part on a floured surface into a sheet approximately 3 mm wide.
  7. Use cookie cutters to create raw candy shapes.
  8. Place the Linecké on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  9. Repeat the procedure with the other half, on which use cutters with a decorative center.
  10. Store the candy in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  11. Subsequently, use raspberry jam to glue the individual parts of the Linnaeus candy
Unbaked Linnaeus cookies with chia seeds.
source: thefullhelping.com

Unbaked Christmas gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies are among the most popular types of Christmas pastries. Surprisingly, they can also be prepared in raw form!


  • 1 cup of dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar or ground almonds for sprinkling


  1. Blend the dates, almonds and nuts with a food processor.
  2. Add the spices and work into a dough.
  3. Wrap the resulting dough in cling film and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. Then roll out the dough with a rolling pin and use cutters to cut out various raw candy shapes.
  5. Sprinkle with ground almonds or coconut sugar and store in the fridge.
Unbaked date and almond gingerbread.
Source: lovefoodnourish.com

Can’t you imagine Christmas without classic gingerbread? Get inspired by our recipes for the best honey gingerbread !

Christmas carrot cupcakes with coconut cream

Simple and very interesting-tasting cookies, for which you need several other spices in addition to ginger.


  • 10 dates
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons of grated coconut
  • 2 carrots


  • 400 ml of canned coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Blend the dates and walnuts in a food processor to a sticky and crumbly mass.
  2. Press the mixture into the prepared silicone cupcake molds and place in the freezer.
  3. Remove the peel from the orange to use for decoration.
  4. Put all the ingredients except the carrot into a food processor and blend them until smooth.
  5. Transfer to a bowl, then grate the carrots.
  6. Mix and let sit for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the molds with the walnut-date base from the freezer and fill them with the carrot mixture.
  8. Place again in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  9. Just before the two hours are up, prepare the coconut cream.
  10. Beat the coconut milk to a creamy consistency and add the maple syrup and vanilla while the machine is running.
  11. Carefully remove the cupcakes from the molds and decorate with a dollop of coconut cream and orange peel using a decorating tool.
Christmas carrot cupcakes with coconut cream.
source: onegreenplanet.org

Food processors and mixers are a very necessary device for preparing raw candy recipes. In case you are not sure how to choose an electric hand whisk , you can take a look at our comparison test.

Raw vanilla balls with chocolate coating and marzipan

Do you like the taste and smell of vanilla? Replace classic vanilla rolls with these raw balls.


  • 80 g ground almonds
  • 100 g of dates
  • 130 g of dried apricots
  • juice of half an orange and half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground spices
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • 50 g of cocoa butter
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp raw sweetener
  • pinch of salt


  • 150 g of whole almonds soaked in water for at least 4 hours
  • 2 tablespoons of agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
  • 1 teaspoon of beetroot juice


  1. Put all the ingredients into balls in a food processor, blend and create a homogeneous dough.
  2. Shape the dough into balls by hand and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  3. Then prepare the chocolate frosting. Melt the cocoa butter in a water bath over very low heat.
  4. Mix in cocoa powder, sweetener and a pinch of salt. Let the chocolate frosting cool to room temperature.
  5. Prick raw candy in the shape of balls on a fork and dip them into the chocolate coating. Place back on the baking sheet.
  6. If you wish, you can decorate the balls with a white chocolate coating.
  7. Then put the tray with the balls in the fridge for 20 minutes so that the frosting hardens.
  8. Meanwhile, prepare the marzipan. Peel the almonds and blend them with a food processor.
  9. Add the agave syrup to the almonds and mix again.
  10. If you want colored raw marzipan, add spirulina powder to one part and beetroot juice to the other.
  11. Decorate the top of the balls with marzipan.
Vanilla balls with almonds, dates, chocolate coating and marzipan.
Source: wallflowerkitchen.com

Delicious raw cookies made from nuts and dates

In addition to almonds, you can also use walnuts, hazelnuts or cashews to prepare “raw” candy. They give it a slightly different taste.


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp psyllium husks
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Blend the walnuts and cashews with a food processor.
  2. Add dates and salt. Mix the mixture until the individual ingredients are perfectly combined.
  3. Add the psyllium. Mix the mixture again.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and carefully press it to the edges with your hands.
  5. Then prepare the chocolate coating.
  6. Combine coconut oil, maple syrup, cocoa and vanilla in a blender.
  7. Make a smooth glaze and spread it over the walnut-date mixture in the bowl.
  8. Place the baking dish in the freezer for 2 hours.
  9. After removing, cut into small pieces.
Nut-date raw Christmas bars.
Source: therawtarian.com

Do you like a variety of nuts? Raw candy recipes aren’t the only ones you can use them in. Bake other kinds of nutty Christmas pastries !

Vegetarian balls made of dried apricots, cranberries and coconut

A tasty, irresistible candy in which dried fruit, coconut and spices combine perfectly.


  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 4 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup date paste
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • grated coconut, chopped dried cranberries, chopped pistachios, almond flour and cocoa powder for coating


  1. Soak the dried apricots in hot water for 15 minutes and in the meantime prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Transfer the soaked apricots, along with the soaking water, to the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Puree, add the shredded coconut and almond flour and process until a sticky mixture forms.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until a pliable dough forms.
  5. Form the dough into balls by hand and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  6. At the end, wrap the raw candy, some balls in grated coconut, others in chopped cranberries or pistachios, others in cocoa or almond flour.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Christmas unbaked balls made of dried apricots, cranberries and coconut.
source: thehealthyfoodie.com

In addition to recipes for raw candy, you can also use cinnamon in the preparation of fragrant cinnamon candy !

Christmas raw coconut bars

If you are a fan of rather simple recipes, these coconut bars with a minimum of ingredients are exactly for you.


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil, coconut sugar, coconut milk and vanilla.
  2. Mix everything thoroughly.
  3. Add the coconut flour and then the chocolate chips.
  4. Put the resulting mixture into a baking dish or mold and press it with your fingers, a spoon or a spatula.
  5. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  6. Then cut into sticks.
Raw bars with coconut and chocolate.
Source: becomingness.com

Coconut is part of a large number of Christmas delicacies in various forms. If you want to enjoy its taste to the fullest, try our coconut candy recipes.

Raw food and raw candy

In a literal translation, raw means raw, so it is food that is not thermally processed. This diet is based on the idea that cooked food loses its valuable nutrients. For this reason, the temperature must not exceed 42 °C when preparing raw food. In addition to the label raw food, you can also come across the term living food or vegetarianism.

The principles of vegetarianism therefore mean not consuming any boiled, steamed, baked or fried foods. Recipes for raw candy are an example of this, as none of them involve putting the candy in the oven. The most common raw materials used in the preparation of raw sweets are mainly dates, almonds, nuts, seeds and various types of spices. Various dried fruits or honey can also be used.

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