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Quick, Easy and Loaded with Goodness School Lunch Box Cookies


Quick, Easy and Loaded with Goodness School Lunch Box Cookies

I made them for the kids and I kept them for myself….LOVE!

School Lunch Box Cookies

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflowers seeds
  • 8 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 6 dried apricots*
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey**
  • 4 tablespoons hulled tahini
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 50 grams dark chocolate, roughly broken
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C or 350°F and line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Place the ingredients into your processor and blend until they are broken down, well combined and sticking together.
  3. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls. Place the balls onto the lined tray and gently flatten.
  4. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on the tray for 5 minutes before gently transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Makes 28

*The apricots I used were large and soft, if yours are dry you may want to pre-soak them in boiling water, if they are small you may want to increase the amount used.

**you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

If you are wanting more quick and easy allergy friendly Lunch Box recipes be sure to check out the Back to School eBook, you can view it here.

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Kelly Tappin October 9, 2017 - 6:48 pm

These are THE BOMB!! I didn’t have dried apricots so I used dried fig. I have put this in my keep book. ?????

Rin Vink October 13, 2017 - 11:53 am

These are delicious! I blended for 20 secs, working up to speed 4 in the TM5 and they look like the photo Thank you for a beautiful recipe ?

Michelle November 1, 2017 - 12:08 pm

These were great, a big hit with everyone.

Briar April 8, 2018 - 4:25 pm

Can you recommend a substitute for the coconut cream? Or can you just leave it out?

Belinda September 3, 2018 - 2:16 pm

Yummy! Such a great and easily adaptable recipe for what ingredients I had in pantry. My 16 month old couldn’t get enough of the raw mixture. Thank you Bianca

10 Healthy Recipes For You To Try! – Christine Greenwood August 7, 2019 - 10:49 am

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Melissa August 8, 2019 - 7:12 pm

These are amazing!! They’ve replaced muesli bars in my kids lunch boxes and they are so easy to make!! They have become go to when I need a treat 😋 Thank you for sharing!!

Mariza Gordon September 7, 2020 - 1:00 pm

These are absolutely delicious

Kim Taylor November 4, 2020 - 3:32 pm

These look great, however is there anything I could substitute the tahini with due to allergies at school?


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