Raw Food Dessert Brazil Nut Cookie Dough Bars – The Renegade Health Show Episode #462

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Last week, we were at our friend’s house and she pulled these guys out of the freezer…

She called them hemp bars, but I thought they were more like brazil nut cookie dough bars, or something like that!

Regardless, they are the best tasting treats I’ve had in years and I have no problem eating them even through they’re loaded with fat. 🙂

Sometimes treats are good for you… (once or twice a YEAR!)

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Here’s the recipe…

Raw Food Dessert Brazil Nut Cookie Dough Bars

2 cups ground hemp seeds
2 cups ground Brazil nuts
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp nutmeg
pinch sea salt

Combine all ingredients in bowl and knead and massage until dough is formed. Flatten in pan and cut into 1 inch square bars. Put in freezer until firm. To store keep in freezer.

You can always put dough in the refrigerator for a few hours then roll out and cut with cookies cutters into fun holiday shapes 🙂

Serve to love ones and enjoy 🙂

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Ml says:

    What are the exact measurements. Would love to try these and found it a little confusing on how much.

  2. Happy Birthday Justin and hope you enjoy the cookies

  3. Sheryl 67 says:

    Happy Birthday! Justin!

  4. Shanti says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  5. andrew says:

    have a great day Justin!!!

  6. Robin Hartland Fulcher says:

    Happy Birthday Justin. Keep eating all the good foods! You will be so very healthy now and when you get older. Yea Justin!!

  7. Marta says:

    Way, way, WAY TOO MUCH FAT! No wonder they tasted good! You’re better off eating a low fat baked cookie than all that raw fat.

  8. Ml: The recipe is below the video. They forgot the cacao nibs and lemon zest in it though.

  9. Karolina says:

    Happy Birthday Justin!

  10. TERRI says:

    Happy 10th Birthday Justin
    from New Orleans!!

  11. Siobhan says:

    Happy Birthday, Justin!!!!

    Annmarie, didn’t the recipe have cacao nibs in it? I don’t see them in the written one above.

  12. Tamara says:

    A big-10 Birthday Wish for you, Justin:

    I wish for you a rainbow of experiences,
    showered with grace,
    Surrounded in wonder,
    For all of your days.

    A year of surprises,
    More goodness than bad,
    A balance in life,
    More happy than sad.

    Strength on the inside,
    and outside, too…
    A smile that shows
    “I care about you!”

    Words that are kind,
    Thoughts filled with joy,
    Hands that show caring,
    From a wonderful boy.

    But the best wish of all,
    More than all glories in heaven,
    Is a heart full of love
    Until you’re eleven!


    (I sure wish I could share those cookies! They sound absolutely delicious!)

  13. doubleg48 says:

    What a sweet charmer Justin is – no camera shyness there! Good idea to have him on with you! He reminds me of my grandson when he was that age so naturally I think he’s just yummy.
    A BIG Happy Birthday Justin!
    Many more healthy ones!
    Hope you enjoyed the cookies.

  14. Sarah says:

    Happy B-Day, Justin! Being 10 is a blast! I believe that was the year I got my ears pierced; fun times!

  15. Maria says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!!! 10, wow, great age:-) I hope you have a fabulous year and keep making cookies (you put Kevin to shame in the kitchen, lol);-)

  16. John says:

    Yay, happy birfday! mmmm… wish i had raw hemp cookies for mine. they should be called “raw”ies, not “cook”ies.

  17. greg says:

    Happy B Day Justin!!! The future of our country is in your hands….lol!!!

  18. Peg says:

    Happy Birthday, Justin!!

    I look forward to making these bars. I might try adding minced dried apricots or figs to the mix.

  19. Lynn says:

    Happy Birthday Justin!

  20. kate says:

    you put lemon zest in, but did not list it in the recipe. Is it necessary?

  21. Brenda Rex says:

    Hey Justin….
    You are one special 10 year old kid…. did you see all of the Birthday wishes have gotten?

    WOW!!! Pretty Special 🙂

    Wishing you another year of special times and beautiful memories!!


  22. Cherie says:

    What were the measurements for the cocoa nibs and the lemon zest?????????????

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Tommi says:

    Happy Birthday Justin. Hope you are enjoying your birthday and those fabulous looking Brazil Cookie Nut Bars! They look scrumptious!

  24. john says:

    Happy birthday Justin ! Welcome to a double digit age. Hopefully in 90 years you will be in the triple digits as for your age. You are a very nice and well mannered boy .I hope lifes best for you ,and your mother and father as well as any brothers or sisters you may have. Continue to Honor your father and mother Justin. They must really love you.God bless you and enjoy Ann Marie Delicious home made hemp cookies. Kevin and ann Marie this was a very nice Family orientated, Homey atmosphere. Enjoyed .Thank you.

  25. Carolyn Huff says:

    Happy Birthday, Justin!! WHoo Hoooo!!! 10!!

  26. Jentree says:

    {*happy birthday*} Justin!!! I hope you enjoyed your day! You always do a great job on the show 🙂

  27. Lori says:

    Justin happy 10th birthday! You did a great job on the show!
    Annmarie I just wanted you to know that I am loving your skin care!!! Yeah for healthy skin care that works!!!!!


  28. Dianne says:

    Happy Birthday Justine! 🙂

  29. FeralKevin says:

    Go fat! Go honey! Go Plants of the Cherokee. I want one of those cookies in my belly right now.

  30. Helena says:


  31. Darielle says:

    Hey, Kevin and Annmarie, and Justin (Happy birtheday!)

    The recipe looks really good! We’re going to try it tomorrow. Point of information, just wanted to mention that Dr. Gerson found that when he gave lemon or orange zest to his recovering cancer patients, they went down hill. I use the juice of the fruit instead.

    To your health! Thank you for everything.
    Darielle Richards, Ph.D.
    Salem OR

  32. noelle says:

    Plants of the Cherokee! How cool is that. I’d love to get Annmarie’s skincare range. Do you ship to New Zealand?

  33. Jill says:

    Happy Birthday Justin!
    Revel in your childhood while you can
    because you’ll grow up so fast!
    The cookies look yummy! 😀

  34. Virginia Buirski says:

    Thank you AnnMarie – I can’t wait to try this one – I always look forward to simple tasty treats that are good for us – I just know this one’s a winner. Lucky Justin – Happy Birthday!

  35. Cindi says:

    Happy Birthday Justin!!!!! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!
    smiles, me

  36. Veronika says:

    Happy Birthday Justin!

  37. Shawnie says:

    Happy Birthday Justin!!

  38. Jude Manche says:

    Sounds yummy though would like know what to substitute for hemp seeds. We still can’t buy hemp seeds in Australia!

  39. Christine says:

    Happy Birthday Justin…I have a son who made 10 in June…By the way, were you guys aware that cinnamon and nutmeg are irritants? You may want to learn more about cardamon and coriander and do 1/2 and 1/2 to have a cinnamon substitute. I can give you lots of research that has been done on this…Keep up the work…That dessert looks great…I’m going to use the Carob Chips…Thanks for all your hard work…

  40. Simon says:

    This is to Jude Manche and the crew at Renegade Health. We actually sell a food grade Australian grown Hemp seed oil. Maybe you can substitute the seed with oil??


  41. Happy Birthday Justin! Many, Many Blessings to you.

  42. Tria says:

    Happy Birthday, Justin! Wow, the big 1-0! Enjoy it!

  43. Dee says:

    Happy Birthday, Justin

    Thanks Kevin and Ann Marie for all the great recipes you give. Last week I watched a bunch of old shows looking for recipes and have been making and enjoying them. So thanks for all you do.

  44. Joan says:

    Looks yummy! Finding raw dessert recipes are the best!!!

  45. E. A. Reed says:

    Hap, hap, happy birthday, little man! May you be blessed, Justin, with oodles of love and joy:)

    Kevin, I’m curious: does putting raw food in the freezer destroy any of its nutrient or enzymatic content?

  46. Sheilaigh says:

    Happy Birthday Justin! My Granddaughter Robin turned 10 on December 16th too! Obviously great people are born on that day.

  47. kathy carter says:

    Happy Birthday to Justin….and many more!
    A big thanks to this website also. The information is so helpful.

  48. Brent says:

    Happy Birthday to you from London! 🙂

  49. Happy Birthday, dear Justin, Happy Birthday to you…we come siinging, wishes briinging…tra la la la la la la la…
    Wishing you an incredible year…full of surprises which make your heart dance…Blessings and smiles from Austria…
    P.S I’m gonna make these delicious sounding cookies for Christmas but because Brazil Nuts are VERY expensive in this neck of the woods I will try them with cashews..I’ll let you know how they turn out! Wishing you a wonderful Christ-mas..;-))

  50. Katie says:

    Happy Birthday Justin!!!
    You seem like such a sweet boy. Have a great birthday.
    Thanks for the cookie recipe 🙂

  51. Jeanne says:

    Happy Birthday Justin- Wow 10 already!

  52. jasmyn says:

    Hey Justin:)Hope you are having the best birthday ever!!!! You are really great in the kitchen:):)

  53. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday Justin!!! Have a great 10th birthday!! I know you had a great birthday Justin!!
    God Bless

  54. Suzy says:

    Bless you, Justin! Keep up the good work and always be a raw foodist! You are going to do great things in life. Peace, Suzy

  55. Cindy says:

    God Bless you Justin and happy belated birthday. What a sweet boy you are!

    Cindy from Jacksonville

  56. Myra says:

    I usually come up with my own recipes, but today I tried this one. It is super delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

  57. Barbara says:

    These came out awesome. I had not seen the video, so I did not know about the cacao chips or lemon zest, but I added raisins and they were super fabulous!

  58. Carol Lani Johnson says:

    Interesting that the 108 yr old man drinks cinnamon tea almost every day. More & more it looks like what we think about what we are eating has such a huge impact! Happy birthday, dear Justin!

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