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Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites – Gluten Free & Refined Sugar Free

A healthy Christmas Sweet Treat that tastes so good! Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan

Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites…….yum! If you are a fan of gingerbread or anything ginger you will love these raw cookie bites and will be reaching for another one! They are soft and chewy on the inside, have a slight caramel flavour which goes perfectly with the delicious hint of ginger and Christmas spices. These raw gingerbread cookie bites are gluten free, contain no refined sugar and are paleo friendly.

I used to love gingerbread when I was a child so these are slightly reminiscent of traditional gingerbread except they require no baking! No bake treats are awesome in my opinion as they are so fast to make!

Unlike the traditional gingerbread cookie which is full of refined sugar and carbs leaving you hankering for more, these raw cookie bites are pretty darn filling due to their protein and healthy fat content.

A healthy Christmas Sweet Treat that tastes so good and is so easy to make! Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan

A healthy Christmas Sweet Treat that tastes so good! Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free & VeganGinger not only tastes good but is an excellent anti-inflammatory, it contains carmitive properties so is great for soothing an upset stomach and can assist in the digestion of food. So quite a handy spice to include in our diet around the most indulgent season.

These delicious cookie bites are a great healthy sweet treat for kids for Christmas or they can make a perfect Christmas gift. I used to make this recipe as a type of bliss ball,  but this time I have made them into Christmas shapes using a cookie cutter.  If you don’t have have the inclination or time to do this then the balls taste just as good!

A healthy Christmas Sweet Treat that tastes so good! Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan.If the weather is getting warmer for you like it is for us here in New Zealand then I find it easier to pop the dough mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes before rolling out and cutting into shapes. This allows the dough to firm up and will enable you to cut out the cookies into into a cleaner shape without leaving as sticky mess.

I have lightly sprinkled almond meal over the top of these cookie bites to give them a more Christmasy feel. Coconut sugar could also be used.

For other easy gluten free Christmas treats you may like to try:
Raw Vegan Cranberry & Chocolate Truffles
Cranberry & Cacao Chip Oat Cookies

For other no bake and paleo sweet treats you may like:
Creamy Blueberry, Cacao & Coconut Energy Balls
Raw Vegan Raspberry Tartlets
No Bake Pina Colada Slice

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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Have a lovely week!

Hope x

This recipe was inspired by Wholefoodsimply – Ginger Balls.

Serves 25

Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites

Delicious raw gingerbread cookie bites

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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5 based on 6 review(s)


  • 1 cup pitted dates *Soaked - see note below
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tbspn ground ginger
  • 1 Tbspn ground cinnamon
  • 1 tspn natural vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tspn clove powder
  • 1 Tbspn ground almond or 1 Tbspn coconut sugar to sprinkle on top - Optional


  1. Place all ingredients in the food processor and blitz until your form a smooth dough like consistency.
  2. Place dough on a plate and cover with a paper towel and put in the freezer for 10 minutes. Note - This step is optional but makes the dough easier to cut into shapes.
  3. Roll the dough out in between two layers of parchment or baking paper and cut into shapes using a cookie cutter. If you are only rolling into balls and not cutting into shapes then you do not need to roll it out just simply roll the dough into a ball.
  4. Optional - Sprinkle the cookie bites with a light dusting of ground almonds or coconut sugar. For the bites in the photo I have used ground almonds.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. These raw cookie bites can also be frozen


Soaking dried dates makes them easier to blitz in the food processor and blend into the mixture. This is not necessary if you are using the more expensive mejool dates. If you are using standard pitted dates then put the dates in a bowl and cover with warm water for 10 minutes. Then rinse the dates under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel before adding to the food processor.

57 cal
3 g
7 g
1 g

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  • Reply
    November 28, 2017 at 7:19 am Love me some gingerbread cookies, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy these! They are so cute.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 28, 2017 at 9:19 am Thanks Jean :)
  • Reply
    linda spiker
    November 28, 2017 at 9:37 am Gingerbread at Christmas time is the best!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm I agree Linda!:)
  • Reply
    November 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm So fun - perfect lunchbox treat for the holidays too!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm Thanks Renee! - Yes they make a great little lunchbox treat
  • Reply
    December 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm These are so, so beautiful Hope, I love how you have made these. What a perfect Christmas idea and lovely for warmer weather :)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      December 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm Thanks Monique! Yes it is nice to not have to turn the oven on when it is hot :)
  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    December 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm SO much yumminess! Dates are one of my favorites, I bet these little bites are so delicious packed with all of that gingerbread flavor.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      December 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm Thank you Emily! Yes they have loads of gingerbread flavour :)
  • Reply
    Carrie Forrest
    December 4, 2017 at 3:54 pm These look amazing I want to try them very very soon!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      December 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm Thank you Carrie!

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