It’s April. And you know what that means….
Granted, I woke up to SNOW on Monday in NYC, but hey – the warm weather is on the horizon, so what does that make me dream of?
So here’s a little fun fact: When I was growing up, I was a huge Disney Channel Original Movie fan. I mean, we’re talking: High School Musical. The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Zenon the Zequel, Cadet Kelly, The Even Stevens Movie. I was all in.
But my favorite of all time was Rip Girls.
It starred Camilla Belle. Set in Hawaii. And I may or may not have had a slight surfer girl obsession afterwards, complete with a bedroom decoration overhaul.
So when it comes to anything beach or tropical themed, I like to consider myself an expert 🙂
Enter: my Piña Colada Cookies!
I whipped up these bad boys with visions of board shorts and palm trees in my head 🙂
Not only are they gorgeous, but they’re healthy!
They a scrumptious blend of dried fruits and nuts. Kinda like an amped up version of a Larabar. Only, better, IMHO.
And they’re Grain and Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, and Specific Carb Diet friendly!
In a word…they’re DELICIOUS!
Tropical healthy cookie bites that take your taste buds to Hawaii! 🙂
Here’s what you need: (Makes 10 cookies) — enough for 3-4 people 😉
5 dates, pitted
4 dried pineapple rings
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 Tbsp coconut butter (NOT oil)
Melted dark chocolate (NOT S.C.D. friendly)
Put everything in the food processor and process for about a minute until everything is rough the same size. (Like the size of peppercorns.) Then, roll 1 Tbsp of dough into balls. Chill for at least 20 minutes, and enjoy.
Pro Tip: The dough may feel a bit wet when you roll it into balls initially, but that’s just the heat from the food processor melting the oils in the coconut butter. This will go away and “firm up” after 20 minutes in the fridge)
Optional: Melt about 1/4 cup dark chocolate in the microwave (do 30 second increments, stirring in between), or double boiler and dip half of the cookie. (Do this after they’ve firmed in the refrigerator for 20 minutes).
I was literally dreaming about my toes in the sand while chewing on these AMAZING COOKIES!
They’re so tropical! It’s seriously the cookie form of a Piña Colada! You’ve got the pineapple, you’ve got the coconut, you’ve got the sweetness from the dates…now all you need is rum!
But seriously, these are fantastic. They’re sticky and chewy, and the dark chocolate just takes them over the top!
Not to mention they look super elegant and “dressed up!”
I can’t wait to share these with my friends!
And you don’t have to tell anyone that they’re secretly healthy!! 😉
So bring on Spring Break!
If you need me, I’ll be watching Rip Girls, and online shopping for a bikini 🙂
What was your favorite Disney Movie!?
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102 responses to “Piña Colada Cookies!”
Good grief girl, I just has a taco lunch, your making me hungry again! ❤️😌
Thanks John! Lol Hugs and love xox
Look delicious but I am still trying to master cooking rice without burning it to the pot. 🙂 lol
I have never tried a recipe from a website, but I’m going to make these. I am; it might take me a bit to get around to it, but I’m copying the recipe and I’m gonna do it. I’ll let you know how they turn out. Thanks.
Oh yay! I hope you love them! Hugs and love xox
Cookies without baking? This is cheating😪
Hahahah they sure don’t taste like cheating! Lol Hugs and love xox
They look dell lish e us. I hope that you enjoy your spring break and your toes in the sand.
Haha thanks so much! Lol I will do! Hugs and love xox
You are very welcome so much.
AND SHE COOKS!? I don’t even do sweets, but I’m going to try and not mess these things up this weekend! LOL
Hahaha Thanks friend. Yeah, these cookies practically make themselves!! Hope you enjoy! They are certainly delicious! Hugs and love xox
Those look so good! my favorite Disney movie would have to be Descendants and Descendants 2 (the story of the children of famous villains.)
My favorite surf movie would have to be Point Break (both the old one and the larger then life remake.)
Thanks! Ooh I haven’t seen those films! I’ll have to check them out!!Hugs and love xox
Those sound delightful!
Thank you Colleen!! Hugs and love xox
OmJesus! I wanna face plant that plate!
hahah thanks Laura, yeah they were pretty face plant worthy haha Hugs and love xox
Is there such a thing as “caught in the rain cookies?”
I don’t know, but they’re definitely “not into yoga” 😉 hahah Hugs and love xox
OMG amazing!! OMG from such a beautiful amazing light in this dark stormy weather we’ve been having!! Love, light and hugs your way!! xoxoxoxo
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
thank you so much Migueltio! 🙂 they were definitely a highlight of my day, that’s for sure! hope you’er having a good one and that the storm clouds lift! Hugs and love xox
I’m beaching it soon myself and I hope its not stormy!! SC. end of April.
oh how exciting! i hope you have a wonderful trip!
🙂 I hope so too. Winter has gone on and on and on. Eventhough the immense snow has mostly melted, these pesky flurry storms and cold temps are like ENOUGH ALREADY!!
ON AND ON INDEED!!!! bring on shorts season!!!
Here’s my newest 🙂
It is snowin’
today its snowin’
again its snowin’
and its blowin’
my mind away
if EVER I will
wake up to a
nicer more normal
So what is
normal will the
day ever come
when I can go
bundling up so
I do not freeze
because after all
“someone we know”
is just a myth invented
by The Chinese.
This is just crazy
crazier than I can
ever remember to
be freezing day
in and out this April
after broiling in the
nineties day in and
out last September!
Love it Miguel!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!
<3 <3 <3
Check this one out 🙂
Yum!!! And my favorite Disney movie? Lizzie McGuire!! I laugh so hard when that guy sings (pretends to) then his mic gets turned on and he’s awful!!!😂
YES Lizzie McGuire!! Such a Hillary Duff fan. I loved her music too – it was a windows down, music blasting music! hahah so true!! thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Hugs and love back to you!🤗💜
Those bars look pretty yummy. Is that dark chocolate 🍫 ? Can’t go wrong if they include chocolate.
Was almost 78 degrees here in Northern California today. Not bragging or anything. But rain ☔️ coming tomorrow. We can always use more rain.
Thanks for sharing your treats.
Thank you so much Teri! Yes! Dark chocolate and some are rolled in crushed cashews 🙂 oh wow that’s amazing!!! Enjoy!! Hugs and love xox
Those cookies look absolutely scrumptious!!!!
Thank you so much!! They definitely were! Hugs and love xox
These look really nice. I might have a go at making these sometime.
Thank you so much Joanne!! 🙂 I hope you enjoy them! They are a real treat! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Yum! 👅 My mum used to make us her version of these when we were kids. She would make them out of whatever dried fruit and nuts she had on hand, so they were always a little different, but always delicious!
Thanks so much Mia!! Awesome!! Hugs and love xox
It looks soooo good!
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Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
Wow….such a delectable delight…
Aw thank you 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Oh my! They look so delicious! Loving it! Thanks much for sharing! Gosh, now I’m hungry lol 😅😅
Thank you so much Tammy! Haha they were def a treat! Hugs and love xox
You’re welcome much!!! Lol glad you enjoyed! 💖 xxoo
These look so tasty! I love Larabars, so I bet these are great! I’m curious–since chocolate isn’t SCD friendly, are you able to eat the cookies with chocolate on them? If not, what do you do with them?
Thank you Kat! I’m a big Larabar fan too 🙂 no I can’t – I give them to my doorman haha Hugs and love xox
I am sure your doorman appreciates that!
haha i hope so! xox
Thank you Vincent! Hugs and love xox
They look very good…. I hope Springs come for you soon too 🙂
thanks Simon! xox
Always a pleasure 🙂 xo
These look delicious definitely giving them a try. thank you xo
thank you so much! i hope you do! Hugs and love xox
These look fantastic!! Going to the store this evening.
thank you so much Tim! Enjoy! Hugs and love xox
I’m not a huge fan of dried fruit or coconut … But, this recipe may actually change my mind! I think I’m gonna go for it, and try it.
Favorite DCOM: Cadet Kelly!!
Thanks Laura Beth! haha Oh Cadet Kelly! Such a goodie!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Hey Lady, the round things look good, and my wife just made something similar a couple of weeks ago – trying to be healthy (for 10 minutes). This looks a little more appetizing.
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Thank you so much Anthony! And gosh, what a kind note of affirmation. I can’t begin to express how much that means. thank you from the bottom of my heart. big big hugs xox
sounds like some good cookies. simple and easy to follow recipe too.😋
thank you so much Keith! yeah, it is pretty dang simple! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
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There you go again got me looking at that cookie then at the junk that’s already in my trunk i cant get trunks lid close now but you must not be eating to many your looking great.
hahahahah thanks Sandy. The good thing about these cookies is that they’re totally healthy! woo!! hugs xo
Those look delicious! 🙂 This is Carly from Message In Stanza, by the way. My Ink Smears is my new blog. 🙂
Thanks Carly! Hugs and love xox
Hugs to you too! 🙂
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Haha love it
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Hi Carly, I’ll check!
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I don’t want you to be automatically following me that means there’s a glitch. Sorry to bug you again, but does it show you not following me?
Yum! A must try for sure.
Thank you so much!! Hugs and love xox