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Nutrition facts per “Oreo” sandwich:

  • Calories: 55
  • Fat: 3.5 grams
  • Carbs: 5.5 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Protein: 1.5 grams
  • ww points (new system): 2 points

Note: Nutrition info above is per finished sandwich (two round cookies and 1/2 tsp filling). It was calculated based on the gram measurements, and I used walnuts in the calculations. The calorie amount might be a little lower if you use almonds or cashews.

Substitution Notes:

For the walnuts: You can sub raw cashews or almonds (or probably any other nut). If you need the recipe to be nut-free, perhaps try subbing sunflower seeds or unsweetened shredded coconut… but I haven’t tried either of these variations and can’t vouch for the results.

For the dates: I haven’t tried this recipe with a different type of dried fruit (raisins, prunes, figs), but I have had success subbing raisins—in an equal amount—for dates in similar recipes. So I *think* it would work. (Not sure about the figs, though.)

For the coconut butter: You can easily make your own.

Or you can substitute raw cashew butter—either buy Artisana brand, or make your own by soaking raw cashews in water for 4-8 hours, then draining and blending until the cashews are smooth like butter. (Of course, you can obviously just put peanut butter or roasted cashew butter or whatever else you wish in between the sandwiches.)

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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