Chocolate almond butter cookies with goji berries and coconut

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow! And single or not, I think we can all agree that this holiday rocks because of all the chocolate it brings into our lives. Whether it’s truffles from your significant other, cookies baked by your friend, or caramel Hershey’s kisses that you buy for yourself, it’s impossible to not be surrounded by chocolate on the 14th!

Chocolate almond butter cookies with goji berries and coconut

But I think Valentine’s Day is like birthdays in the sense that it should really be celebrated for longer than just one day. Which is why I’ve been ending my days this week with one or two of these cookies. Made with almond butter, raw cacao, and lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar, they’re a great Valentine’s Day treat that won’t leave you with a sugar hangover. I’m going to save that for the chocolate cake I plan on demolishing on Friday night!

Chocolate almond butter cookies with goji berries and coconut

Chocolate almond butter cookies with goji berries and coconut
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Healthy dairy free chocolate almond butter cookies with goji berries and coconut.
Yield: 12-14 cookies
  • 1 cup natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • ⅓ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 free range egg
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tbsp goji berries
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the almond butter, cacao powder, cane sugar, egg, and flour to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer until it is combined. Stir in the goji berries and coconut flakes, then place dough in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Take the dough out of the fridge after the time has passed and roll into 1 inch balls.
  4. Place these on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper, then flatten the balls with a fork using your hands to help shape them if necessary.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, then remove from oven and let cook on a wire rack.

Chocolate almond butter cookies with goji berries and coconut

This recipe is a submission for The Healthy Maven’s Great Valentine’s Day Healthy Bake Off. Be sure to hop on over to her blog on Friday to check out all the recipes that other bloggers have submitted.

Valentine's Day bake off

What’s your favourite form of chocolate to eat on Valentine’s Day?


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28 Responses to Chocolate almond butter cookies with goji berries and coconut

  1. Oh my.. these look deadly good Chelsea!! I love chocolate covered strawberries .. especially on valentine’s day!

    • Chelsea

      Love chocolate covered strawberries too! And chocolate covered bananas. Those are always the first two things to be eaten up when I get one of those Edible Arrangements haha.

  2. What a great combination! They look delicious! I have yet to try goji berries, but I know they’re supposed to be super healthy for you. Definitely need to pick some up!

    • Chelsea

      I don’t think goji berries are necessarily any healthier than other berries, but they’re tasty so I like to use them every so often even though they’re super pricey!!

  3. oh yum hello chelsea!! these look and sound RIDICULOUSLY good!!

  4. wow these look good. I love goji berries and coconut, them together just sounds like a combo made in heaven .

  5. thanks for linking up babe!!!! These look awesome! Love the goji berry addition! Totally agree that we should show the love everyday but I’ll take being spoiled and spoiling others at least one day a year ;)

  6. I love that you added goji berries in these! Sounds amazing.And I definitely agree on the Valentine’s Week aspect – can we just make all holidays/birthdays/celebrations a few days longer?

  7. These sound fab!!! Was just talking to Tyler last night about how we need to get some more goji berries!

  8. Any! I don’t discriminate ;) These sound awesome hun! We’ve really gotten into baking with almond and peanut butter recently, so I bet Joe would love these!

  9. Chelsea Kale these photos look amazing- and although I think goji berries by themselves taste like lies, maybe in baked goods they’d be different.

    Favourite valentines day chocolate is the expensive ones discounted the day after because they say ‘happy valentine’s day’ on it. ;)

  10. Oh wow these look amazing Chelsea! I love the colours and how rich they look.

    Favourite chocolate for Valentines? Any and all! Although I do have a soft spot for truffles or anything with almonds in it.

  11. These look delicious, Chelsea! And I’m seriously loving all the ingredients. I’m totally with you about Valentine’s being awesome because of all the chocolate involved. Even when I wasn’t celebrating it with someone, I always got excited for Valentine’s because… heck, why not?! As for my favourite form to eat it in.. are you seriously making me choose?! I’m going to go with cake, then… just because I have things like bars, chips, cookies, and truffles on a more regular basis, and cake just seems more special :D

    • Chelsea

      I love chocolate cake too…but not plain chocolate cake. I prefer chocolate lava cake, mousse cake, and flourless chocolate tortes!

  12. Straight up chocolate is always my favorite way – especially if it is Lady Godiva.

    Love the combination of chocolate and coconut!

  13. Girl these look awesome! Except I would probably leave out the coconut :) just not a huge fan. Kailey’s mom always sends us some delicious Godiva chocolate and my mom sends an edible arrangement so we are always set boy or no boy :)

    • Chelsea

      Mmmm I can’t have Godiva chocolate, but I bet it’s good. And I LOVE Edible Arrangements. The chocolate covered bananas are seriously my favourite thing ever.

  14. nourishbymelissa

    These look great! I’ve been loving adding goji berries to everything lately! Definitely going to give these a try soon :)

  15. These are so Valentine-y, I love it. I haven’t restocked my goji berry stash in a while, I think it needs to happen soon. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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