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Coconut & Maple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are extremely easy to make and ridiculously delicious.

I still can’t believe that I could think up something so incredible and decadent. I think the ghost of Julia Child must have been whispering in my ear…

Coconut & Maple Chocolate Chunk Cookies
makes about 18 cookies

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup coconut oil (I used Kelapo)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 450*. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, coconut flakes, salt and baking powder.

2. Add in coconut oil, syrup and vamilla. **Make sure the coconut oil is in a liquid state. If it’s cold out, the oil is probably solid. To make it liquid, simply place in a saucepan over very low heat for a minute or so.

3. After everything is thoroughly combined, add in the raisins and chocolate gently stir to combine with batter.

4. Roll batter into small ping pong sized balls then flatten slightly with your hands before placing on prepared cookie sheets.

5. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies have slightly browned.

6. Cool on baking racks and share with the world!

To make the cookies even more decadent, I drizzled on a mixture of almond milk, powdered sugar and coco powder. Not sure what the measurements were, I just combined a little of each until it formed a nice glaze.


Bakeless Tahini Fudge Squares

This is basically just a re-posting from (never home) maker, a blog that I recently became obsessed with.  I know I need to try out a recipe if I see it on a blog and can’t stop thinking about it days later. This is one of those recipes.

…oh yea, and I’m obsessed with no-cook desserts. You could probably tell from my Best Dessert Ever.

Tahini Fudge Squares by (Never Home) Maker

All you need:
Rolled oats
Shredded coconut
Coconut oil (I used Kelapo)
Chocolate chips
Maple Syrup

The recipe called to melt the chocolate oil and tahini together in the microwave. We don’t own a microwave, so I had to do it the old-fashioned way; a double boiler on the stove!

double boiler = 1 sauce pan with a couple of inches of boiling water & a glass bowl on top full of whatever you want to melt!

It only took a couple of minutes for this

to turn into this

to turn into this!

Then, you need to blend the dry ingredients together (I used a blender instead of the recommended food processor, and it worked out fine)

Add chocolate mixture to dry ingredients

mix by hand

press into lined baking pan

Then chill until firm.

They don’t look like much (at least when I take a picture of them!) but they are delicious!