Whenever you are not in a good mood, just find chocolate! Believe me, chocolate just makes the world better.
I don’t know, but for some reason, I’ve been in a raw-cookie mood lately. And I tried this recipe even though it’s basically the same as truffles, but hey, ‘it’s kind of like how muffins and cakes are almost the same!
At that time, I really wanted to make a dark chocolate version because I don’t like the after taste of sweet chocolate. I decided this had to be dark, and bittersweet, and rich, so I set off to find the ingredients for that!
And to make this rich, I put some superfood ingredients in here. I’ve been using my goji and blueberry acai powder a lot. Of course, you can use different powders if you want, or leave them out if you don’t have them, it ‘won’t make all that much of a difference in taste, mostly in health!
Be sure not to let everything become too blended as I find the little chunks of almonds and cashew can give it that awesome crunch. You can either use a blender with very low speed or use a food processor to do this task.
- ¼ cup & 1 tablespoon oat flour
- ¼ cup whole almonds
- ¼ cup whole cashew
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoons walnuts
- 1 tablespoon goji berry powder
- 1 tablespoon blueberry and acai powder (or other berry powder)
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground vanilla powder (optional, adds vanilla flavour)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon vegan chocolate chips (eg Enjoy Life)
- A small pinch cacao nibs
- Add all the ingredients except the vegan chocolate chips and small pinch of cacao nibs in the blender. Blend on high speed with a spoon tamper (if possible) and use a spoon to turn it around a few times until the mixture is mostly sticky but still contain some whole bits. (That will give it a nice crunch!)
- Spoon the mixture out into a small bowl and add the teaspoon of vegan chocolate chips and a small pinch of cacao nibs (just to give it more of a crunch). Mix it up with a spoon.
- To shape them into cookies, you can do what I did, put the mixture into a one tablespoon round measuring spoon, then press it in, and use a small spoon to scoop it out. This will create a very good cooking half circle.
- Keep repeating until all the cookies are made.