Choco-Nut Drops Take Two

I’ve already posted a recipe for Choco Nut Drops. But, I got a question on that post wondering if they could be made somehow without the peanut flour.

I get substitution questions often, and while I always try to offer my best guess, I rarely actually try out what I suggest.

Except these are cookies.

And we all know cookies are my favorite thing.

And, they were already grain-free and vegan. And chocolate. And peanut butter.

Like you could stop me from trying out my suggestions. Jessica – this one’s for you.

Choco Nut Drops - No Peanut Flour Needed

Choco Nut Drops - No Peanut Flour Needed

Choco Nut Drops (sans peanut flour)

1 cup natural smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup palm sugar
2 flax eggs (2 T. ground flax + 6 T hot water)
1 t. vanilla (I may have just dumped whatever was left in the bottle in there this time. Maybe.)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup (28 g) sifted coconut flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter and palm sugar until creamy. Add the flax egg and beat until well incorporated. Add the rest of the ingredients (except peanuts) and beat well. Knead a few times to form a dough. The dough will seem greasy. Don’t worry. The cookies don’t. Knead in the peanuts.

Scoop spoonfuls and roll into rough balls. Flatten them with the palm of your hand onto parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

I haven’t forgotten about that giveaway coming up later this week. I’ll give you a hint. It’s something you can reuse over and over again. And it’s something that kids love. Don’t forget to check back later this week!

For more slightly indulgent recipes, check out Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.

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9 Responses to Choco-Nut Drops Take Two

  1. They look fantastic, Deanna! LOVE the ingredients. :-) You are a blogger who looks after her readers for sure … well, any time the requirement is to make cookies again, right? :-)

    Thanks for version 2!
    Shirley

  2. the RA Vegan says:

    Ooh! These look great. I’m thinking I might change it up just a tad and use almond butter (since we have a peanut intolerance here). But I *do* have peanut flour so maybe I make a batch for T (my 12 year old) and a batch for me strictly to compare you know?? ;)

    • Deanna says:

      Oh of course! Strictly to compare. You pretty much have to compare, right?

      Oh, and it might required a bit of almond milk if you use almond butter. Almond butter is much thicker than the natural peanut butter. Hm…maybe I need to make a version with almond butter.

      Strictly to compare, right?
      ;)

  3. Shay says:

    Looks Good! Thanks! Visit me at http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/ for recipes!

  4. Jessica says:

    ohhh these are soo delish!!! I am making them right now and eating the dough right out of the bowl! I can’t wait to give these to my kids in the morning! Do you think I could use agave nectar instead of sugar?

    • Deanna says:

      You could probably use agave nectar, though, again, you might need to tweak the almond and coconut flour proportions. It’s a pretty forgiving recipe, though. So, tweak away.

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