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Vegan, Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Nut Cookies

Sometimes you just want chocolate. And coconut. And nuts. All wrapped into one decadent package.  I found this recipe over at Wing-it Vegan, adapted it slightly, and immediately added it to my list of (not that) guilty pleasures. It works equally well when making huge batches (6 dozen), and when making ½ batches. Plus, it’s super easy.

Vegan, Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Nut Cookies

1 tbsp ground flax seeds
3 tbsp cold water

1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup almond butter
4 tbsp coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup chocolate chips or diced bar chocolate
1/4 cup roasted macadamia nuts or diced brazil nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a small bowl or measuring cup mix the flax seeds and water and let sit for a few minutes (this is your egg replacer).

If you’ve never used coconut milk from a can before, this is what it looks like when it comes out. Not super appetizing.

Just mix it up a bit with a whisk and it will get all nice and creamy.

In a medium size mixing bowl combine all ingredients except for the chocolate chips and nuts.

Beat with an electric mixer for about 30 seconds or until a smooth dough forms. Mix in the chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls (or cookie scoop) onto the cookie sheet. Bake for approx. 15-16 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring them.
This recipe makes about 1½ dozen cookies. If you have any left, store them in a paper bag to prevent them from getting soggy.

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Product Review: Purely Decadent in Mocha Almond Fudge

I got the new kind of Purely Decadent that’s made with coconut milk, and that flavor was pretty pervasive in the ice cream. However, the ice cream was great. The texture was a tad grainy, but it didn’t distract from the flavor. The ice cream tasted like regular mocha ice cream, with a fudge sauce running through it and slivered almonds.

Verdict: Loved it. I’ll definitely be getting this again.

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