Quick California Prune Cookies

Prune It is a healthy eating campaign designed to educate consumers to understand the role that California Prunes can play in helping to help reduce the fat and sugar content across a wide range of recipes.  When blended into a puree, prunes offer a useful fat replacer in cooking by adding fat-like (but fat-free) characteristics that also work to enhance the flavours in both sweet and savoury dishes.  In addition, the naturally occurring sugars present in California Prunes can also be used to provide a natural replacement for some of the processed sugars that traditionally feature in sweet recipes.  And because of their high fibre content and ability to add bulk to dishes, California Prunes also have a role to play in reducing portion size without compromising on filling power or taste.

Makes: 20Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 15 minutes


  • 16 California Prunes
  • 85g rolled oats
  • 30g chopped walnuts
  • 6 squares dark chocolate roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. In a food processor, pulse California Prunes and hot water until smooth. Pulse in oats and walnuts until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Add roughly chopped dark chocolate.
  4. Roll dough into 20 balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Immediately after removing from the oven, tap each of them down with a glass to form a cookie shape and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes to brown slightly.
  7. Leave to cool before moving.