Hazelnut Chocolate Halloween Cookies

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

It’s National Chocolate Day. And it’s almost Halloween. So that calls for these nutty (tasting and looking!) textured cookies that are sure to please everyone. They are a healthier option to your standard chocolate cookie because almonds and hazelnuts are high in protein, healthy fats and fibre along with vitamin E, B vitamins, iron, calcium and magnesium. You can also adjust the sweetness to your preferred taste — I went light on the sweetness but feel free to add a little more if your sweet tooth is calling your name.

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  • 3/4 cup (100 g) hazelnut meal
  • 1 cup (150 g) whole almond meal (skins included – optional)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 4 – 6 tbsp honey or rice malt
  • 6 dates, pitted and chopped (you can also use goji berries, dried cranberries, and raisins to make fun faces for Halloween)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F or 150C.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl: hazelnut meal, almond meal, baking soda, cacao powder, cinnamon, salt. Mix well. Note: It’s best to sift the nut meals to avoid lumps.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl: coconut oil, honey, vanilla. Stir to mix well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well to combine, until evenly coated.
  5. Spoon out teaspoon sized balls onto a lined or greased baking pan then press with baking paper or a fork.
  6. Since it’s Halloween you can get creative and make monsters with dried cranberries, raisins, dates or goji berries, or keep them simple.
  7. Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes then let cool. Serve or store in the fridge in an air-tight container until ready to enjoy.


  • Nut meal – interchange with any nut meal you desire such as brazil nuts, pecans or walnuts
  • Cacao – carob
  • Dates – raisins, currants, sultanas
  • Honey, Rice Malt – maple syrup

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Servings: 12

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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