Pitted dates delight crowds of vegans. We know this. When ground into desserts, dates do the sticky job of butter or honey or eggs or any of those meatier options.

Indeed, the “6-Ingredient No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies,” from Half Baked Harvest, triumph in the vegan mission, making sure to include 8 ounces of pitted dates. I needed more than dates to pull me in, though…

I shaped 25 cookies with this recipe, even after increasing the size to 2 Tbsp. each.

The roasted, salted cashews are fantastic in these cookies. Taste the oats. And the chocolate chips! I increased the coconut oil to 4 Tbsp., and added a “splash” of water.

Yes, the sweet-enough date glue held everything together. Surprise yourself with this cookie.

Next time, I want to try the “Atlantic Beach Pie” from The New York Times, as the Carolinas are getting ready to be hit by a hurricane. Come back to my site next week, when we can all recover together.