Recipe: Donna Hay’s raw caramel cookies for glowing skin

Full of skin-loving nutrients, Donna Hay’s raw caramel cookies are bursting with omega-3s and vitamin E from both hemp and sunflower seeds. On top of being super delicious, you can also up the goodness with the addition of GLOW or COLLAGEN from The Beauty Chef, putting these tasty, quick-to-whip-up treats into the all-good, no-guilt zone.


Makes 20


⅓ cup (55g) sunflower seeds

⅓ cup (55g) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

2 tablespoons hemp seeds (optional)

⅓ cup (40g) coconut flour

12 soft fresh dates (240g), pitted

½ cup (125g) cashew, almond or peanut butter

¼ cup The Beauty Chef GLOW Inner Beauty Essential OR COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Finely crushed pistachios, crushed freeze-dried raspberries or crushed cacao nibs, for sprinkling*


Line a large tray with non-stick baking paper.

Place the sunflower seeds, pepitas, hemp seeds, flour, dates, cashew butter, GLOW or COLLAGEN and vanilla in a food processor and process until a dough forms.

Roll 1-tablespoon portions of the mixture into balls and flatten slightly. Place on the tray, and press the tops into pistachios, freeze-dried raspberries or cacao nibs and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Hay’s notes

*Choose your favourite topping to sprinkle on the cookies (or try all three!). You’ll need about ½ cup in total.

**Keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Donna Hay and Carla Oates made these cookies in our MECCALIFE Nourish with Superfoods Facebook Live. To see the baking goodness in action, you can watch it here.


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