real raw kitchen: RECIPE: chocolate valentine's hearts with pink frosting

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

RECIPE: chocolate valentine's hearts with pink frosting


With a "holiday" like Valentine's Day coming up it just makes sense to have heart-shaped foods with chocolate and pink-something. So this time around I have made some chocolate brownie-cookies with a pink coconut frosting. Tasty, simple, easy, and sexy all at once.

Chocolate Valentine's Hearts with Pink Frosting

Ingredients

For the cookie:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 4-5 dates, soaked and pitted
  • 2 T cacao powder
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 t vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
For the frosting:
  • 1/4 cup coconut manna
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (not raw)
  • 1-2 T beet juice
  • 1 t vanilla

Instructions

For the cookie:

  • Place the walnuts in a food processor and process until a flour forms. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients and process until a chunky dough forms.
  • You can place in a baking dish to make brownies, or roll out between two plastic sheets to make cookies.
  • Place in the fridge until ready to frost.

For the frosting:

  • In a glass bowl and the coconut manna and coconut oil and place over a pot of warm water. As it melts, mix to incorporate.*
  • Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.
  • Spread onto cookies and place in the fridge to harden.
*A Note: The frosting may be thick or it may be creamy ... either is fine. I make this frosting often and it's always a guess to how mine will turn out!

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4 comments:

  1. Ohhh these look incredibly simple and very holiday-y. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Erin! So simple, and actually I feel like I could skip the frosting and just gobble up the cookie part with chocolate drizzle :)

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  2. These Valentine's Cookies are just adorable Marquis! I love raw cookies. I always feel better eating more than my share when I mixed them up and know what's in them as well.
    Hope your Valentine's Day is the best ♥

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    1. Thank you Angela! I always have too much, as well, that's why I love raw desserts so much .. very low guilt :)

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