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Chewy Cocoa Cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes / Cook Time: 8-10 minutes per batch / Preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven

1 ยผ cups of Earth Balance (or similar) butter

2 cups of granulated sugar

2 flax eggs (1 Tbsp ground flax seed + 3 Tbsp warm water + 5 minutes = 1 egg)

2 tsps vanilla extract

2 cups of all-purpose flour

ยพ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the flax eggs: In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp of ground flax seed with 6 Tbsp warm water. Let this mixture sit and thicken for at least 5 minutes before adding it to the recipe.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium until creamed. Add the flax eggs and vanilla and beat well.

Combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix well.

At this point I put the mixer away and use a rubber spatula. Fold in the walnuts (optional) until distributed evenly.

Using a big spoon, drop about 2 Tbsp of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2โ€ apart.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit on center oven rack for 8-10 minutes or until the edges have firmed up. Let cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Variation: Substitute up to 1 cup of the flour with Vega Vanilla Chai or Chocolateโ€ฆa tasty and healthful twist.

Another Variation: Sub the walnuts for chocolate chips or chopped peanuts.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Krispie Bars

These crispy treats will raise your body temperature a little, but in a good way! Easy to make and experiment with…change up your nut butters and rice cereal, layer them with coconut, or sprinkle them with nuts, any way you make ’em they’ll be the most popular sweet at the potluck!

Prep Time: 5 minutes / Cook Time: 10 Minutes / Refrigeration Time: 2 hours

3 cups of Cocoa Crisp Rice Cereal

1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Butter (or other unsweetened nut butter)

1/2 Raw Agave Syrup

1/2 Dark Chocolate Chips or Chunks

Grease an 8 x 11″ glass baking dish with coconut oil.

Pour the Rice Cereal in a large bowl. In a double boiler (or gently in a saucepan) soften the almond butter and agave, stirring it smooth in the process. Once this has become warm, turn off your heat and add the chocolate chunks. Fold in once or twice – they should just start to melt. Pour over the rice cereal and fold to combine with a rubber spatula. Working quickly, scrape the mixture into the baking dish and press to flatten evenly to the perimeter.

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Cut into domino size pieces as needed and serve. Best kept refrigerated.

Enjoy!