Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chia Maca Cookie Cubes

Here's a relatively easy (and delicious) rainy day activity!  These are fun treats that look like a solid block of chocolate--but actually hide little raw chia maca cookies inside.  Completely vegan and gluten-free and nut free, the inner cookie is delicious and nutritious and is housed within a sugar free thin cube of cacao so it's perfect for an allergy-friendly dessert option.

Chia Maca Cookie Cubes

4 dates
2-1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon maca
dash sea salt
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 cup gluten-free oats
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
2-3 tablespoons water

The Chia Cookie center is amazing, and once wrapped in chocolate; even more so!


1.  Food process the above ingredients; roll into little balls (you'll have extras--these make an excellent breakfast--er, dessert I mean).

Next, whip coconut oil and raw cacao powder together.  (I used approx 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup cacao).  This yields about 5 or 6 cubes; double to yield a full dozen.

step one: melt choc chips or make your own cacao-oil mix, and line the ice cube tray with it
In an empty and cold ice cube tray, grease with coconut oil and layer the chocolate sauce in the bottom and press up against the sides of the cold tray.  (If the cacao mixture is too liquidy, place in the fridge for a few minutes).  Press a small macaroon on top, then layer with more chocolatey mix, covering the top completely.
Cover the macaroon fully and pop the tray back into the freezer

Leave in freezer for several hours. When you are ready to enjoy your treat, remove and let sit a minute or so, then gently twist the tray to remove the cubes.

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