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    Vegan & Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Cups

    Vegan & Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Cups made with less than 6 ingredients

    Vegan & Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Cups

    Nope you’re not dreaming right now.

    We are actually making & feasting on Vegan & Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Cups.

    It is about time we combined two of our favorite food groups and made 1 orgasmic dessert. Dark chocolate + chocolate chip cookies are basically my life line. And peanut butter of course, but cookies and chocolate are the real deal.

    These Vegan & Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Cups are easy to make too. I’m not going to lie to you and say they’re the easiest recipe ever because they’re not. There are a few more steps in this recipe but, it’s beyond worth it. Plus the recipe makes a big batch (about 18-22 cups) and you can freeze some for later. I wish I could say I was able to freeze some but when word got out I made this, I had to give a few away. Jord also was obsessed with them, so we all know how that goes…

    One of my favorite ingredients in this recipe is the coconut flour because I think it is really unexpected. Most raw cookie dough has chick peas or cashews in it. I used Better Body Food’s Coconut Flour, since apparently I am voting Better Body Food’s for President this year. I am beyond obsessed with their products. You may recognize them from a handful of my recipes like Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip PancakesStovetop Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola, & 3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

    I told you, I am obsessed. And there are a handful I didn’t even blog about!

    In addition to Better Body Foods Coconut Flour, you will also need: raw almonds, vanilla almond butter, pitted dates, dark chocolate chips, coconut oil (I also used Better Body Foods).

    You also may want to get some muffin liners to make your life 10000000x easier later 😉

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    Vegan & Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Cups

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    Vegan & Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Cups

    Prep Time 30 mins
    Cook Time 20 mins
    Total Time 50 mins
    Yields About 18-22 cups


      Cookie Dough

      • 1 cup of raw almonds
      • 1/4 cup coconut flour
      • 1/2 cup vanilla almond butter
      • 2.5 cups of pitted dates (soft)

      Dark Chocolate

      • 2 9 ounce bags of dark chocolate chips (i used df/gf - you also may have left over)
      • Coconut Oil (just bring out the whole jar!)


      1. Line your muffin tins with liners (use 2 in each)
      2. Pour 1 cup of dark chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl & 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
      3. Microwave until melted (I did 30 second increments)
      4. Place about 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate into each muffin liner
      5. Repeat this step until each muffin holder is filled half way with chocolate
      6. Place muffin tray into freezer for about 10 minutes, until chocolate is hard
      7. While the chocolate is hardening, place all cookie dough ingredients in food processor and pulse until completely blended together (it should be doughy with a little grain texture)
      8. Place about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough on top of the chocolate in each muffin tray
      9. Repeat the chocolate step again and top off each cup with chocolate so the top is covered
      10. Gently tap the muffin tray on the counter to make sure chocolate is evenly distributed
      11. Pop back into freezer for 10 minutes and enjoy!
      12. Keep in fridge for up to a week (or freezer even longer!)


      xx, Rach


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    • Reply Mel @ The Refreshanista March 8, 2016 at 8:30 am

      I have to make these! They look so soooo delicious. I usually avoid the healthy cookie dough recipes because of the chickpeas so I’m glad these don’t use them 🙂

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      • Reply Rachel March 8, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        Thank you so much, Mel! And SAME re: chick peas. I don’t usually like the chickpea cookie dough recipes either! xx

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    • Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen March 8, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      My husband would loovveeee these! Oh man oh man. And these photos!! <3

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    • Reply Emilie @ Emilie Eats March 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Soooo I’m coming to NY and having 290393 of these, right?? <3

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