Clean Cookies! (A Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight)

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Clean Cookies! (A Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight)

After all of the Holiday treats, it’s easy to say “No more carbs” or “I need to lose 5 pounds.” In reality, it’s not that easy. After all of the salt, fat, and sugars have flooded our bodies, our brains want more. We crave more. These ¬†cookies are perfect for weaning yourself off of the holiday fare and setting yourself up for New Year’s Resolutions and happy, healthy bodies. Despite being absolutely decadent, these cookies are clean, low carb,¬†and high fat, so they satiate your brain without spiking your blood sugar. Oh, and did I mention, they take ten minutes from start to mouth!

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Clean Decadent Cookies
Makes 8-10 Cookies

Ingredients:
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Stevia (measures cup for cup with sugar)
3/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter (I used Chunky)
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Walnuts broken into small pieces
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Flaked Coconut (I used Bob’s Red Mill)

First of all, all of my measures are approximate, please adjust the walnuts and coconut to your desired chunky texture.
Line a pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the cocoa and stevia. In a separate microwaveable bowl or mug, combine the coconut oil and peanut butter. Microwave on 70% Power for 2 minutes.
While that is in the microwave, add your walnuts and flaked coconut into the large bowl with chocolate and stevia. Pour the peanut butter/coconut mixture into large bowl with all other ingredients. Stir to mix everything well. At this point I choose to be messy and grab a handful and mold into my desired cookie shape then place on the pan with parchment paper. If you’d like, you may try to do this with a spoon, but WARNING, it’s not as fun.
After molding all of your cookies, place the pan into the freezer and freeze for at least ten minutes before eating. Or freeze up to an hour, then transfer into a container or freezer bag. I would think you can store these for up to a month, but ours never survive past a few days.

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