Believe it or not, this is going to be the recipe without chickpeas. Don’t fret, we are only taking a break, but soon new chickpea recipes will be here to make us feel full and satisfied.
Since we don’t eat almost any kind of sweets that can be bought in stores, our only option is to make some. And that requires time. So, we made some quick chocolaty, almost raw cookies, to indulge our sweet tooth.
Basically, the recipe couldn’t be any simpler. Mix grounded peanuts (or any other kind of nuts), shredded coconut, cocoa powder, stevia (or sweetener of choice, food-processed dates, sultanas…), vanilla, add some non-dairy milk and that is it. You can also add a spoon or two of coconut oil, to make it more manageable.
Our shredded coconut wasn’t dry enough and still had a taste of raw coconut, so we popped our batch in the oven for 10-15 minutes to make them more cookie-like. If your coconut is OK or you eat only raw, skip this.
After they were done, we made a quick chocolate icing using cocoa powder, coconut oil, stevia with vanilla aroma* and a splash of rice milk. A little dash of grounded almonds on top and it was done!
*We are not fans of vanilla extracts, so when we buy new a stevia container, we cut and put some vanilla beans inside, to make our own aromatic stevia.
By the way, we are in love in stevia! When we first bought it, it took me ages to adapt to its taste. Now, it is my favorite sweetener (incidentally, it has 0 sugar and calories 🙂 ). Eating healthy sweets and staying lean… cookies for the win!
8 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut (Almost Raw) Cookies”
I’ve heard so much about stevia and I’m really curious about it. Isn’t it some kind of root? And how does the taste differ from sugar?
We looked for Stevia all over in a past couple of years, but it wasn’t until the last year, that it appeared at health food stores in Serbia. Stevia powder is made from leaves of Stevia rebaudiana, we think, and we actually prefer it to any sweetener out there. It is much more sweeter than sugar, but it has 0 calories. And we mean, its reeeeeeaaaaaally sweet. Some people cannot get used to its specific taste (slight aftertaste of bitterness), but in our case we are crazy about it.
I really like the idea of making your own aromatic stevia. My experiences with raw desserts at restaurants have been hit or miss, but you guys always make raw desserts so appealing! 🙂
We don’t pay too much of attention is the dessert raw or not, at least, not intentionally, only when it’s faster option for something sweet! 🙂 All it matters is that it’s super yummy and healthy! 🙂
And sometimes super yummy comes before healthiness for me! 😛
That is awfully yummy looking! 🙂
Thank you! They are scrumptious, we’ll give you that 🙂