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!
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!
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- 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.
- Take the dough out of the fridge after the time has passed and roll into 1 inch balls.
- 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.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, then remove from oven and let cook on a wire rack.
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.
What’s your favourite form of chocolate to eat on Valentine’s Day?