I can’t believe this dessert is sugar free!! And you won’t either!
I found these via chatting on Twitter with the wonderful Ricki Heller about special diets and restrictions. I’ve recently embarked on a sugar-free (this means no fruit either), wheat- and gluten-free, mold-free, and yeast-free diet. Many reasons led me to find this diet and I must say, minus some sugar cravings or trouble going out to eat, I feel great! We’ll see…
Anyways, when searching for foods to eat I came across the blog Diet, Desserts and Dogs (by Ricki Heller). This blog is great! Solves many of my problems, including my dessert addiction. When I asked her what dessert I could have that would best solve my cravings she sent me to her recipe for carob-coconut sweeties. Within minutes of reading the recipe I was in the kitchen! These are AMAZING! Thank you Ricki!!
Almond Butter and Carob Cookies
Yields about 3 servings (about 6 cookies)
1 Tbsp raw almond butter
1 Tbsp tahini
2 tsp unsweetened carob powder
2 tsp finely ground chia seeds (which is about 1-1.5 tsp. whole processed in a coffee grinder)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened, dried shredded coconut
In a food processor combine the almond butter, tahini, carob and salt. Process until smooth. Add in the chia, vanilla, and coconut. Pulse until combined. Using a tablespoon, portion out the cookies. Refrigerate or freeze to harden. I couldn’t wait for that part. I ate them soft. They were very delicious! I think I want to try dehydrating them to get a crunchy exterior. That’ll be for my next batch!!
I can’t wait to experiment more with these. I’m going to try different extracts, rolling them in shredded coconut, adding nuts and/or seeds, adding protein powder… I could go on and on. These are truly a health cookie!!