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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups + Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts!

February 2, 2015

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires! All you need is a muffin pan and a lot of love.

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires! The ultimate dessert recipe.There is only 1 thing that makes me look forward to the month of February: Valentine’s Day. You may remember from last year how much I love Vday. In fact, I dedicated an entire week to Valentine’s Day treats! What can I say? I’m a sucker for love.

So when the whole foodie ladies got together to brainstorm ideas for our February round-up, I wasn’t going to back down until we agreed for it to be Vday themed (it didn’t take much convincing btw). Not only am I totally stoked about spreading the Vday love, but I’m quite literally salivating as I write this post.

Healthy Valentine's Day Desserts that your sweetheart is sure to love! They're entirely grain-free, paleo and packed full of nutrition. But no one needs to know...After detoxing last month, it was about time we introduce some healthy indulgences back into our lives. And if this post doesn’t make you want to jump headfirst into your kitchen to get your bake on, then I officially retire from food blogging. Let’s check out everyone’s creations…

Lee is kicking us off with her Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse. It’s made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt for a decedent, guilt-free dessert!

Get the recipe –> HERE

Healthy Valentine's Day Desserts that your sweetheart is sure to love! They're entirely grain-free, paleo and packed full of nutrition. But no one needs to know...And continuing with the chocolate theme, Brittany brought her A-game with this Chocolate Coconut Tart. It’s rich and creamy and made entirely from whole foods including dates and maple syrup!

Get the recipe –> HERE

Chocolate Coconut Tart 3Just two of you dining for Valentine’s Day? Taylor has you covered with these Paleo Almond Joy Lava Cakes for two! They’re made with coconut oil and the center is made from melted chocolate and almond butter. They also use protein powder for a healthier, high protein dessert!

Get the recipe –> HERE

Healthy Valentine's Day Desserts that your sweetheart is sure to love! They're entirely grain-free, paleo and packed full of nutrition. But no one needs to know...It wouldn’t be Vday without some chocolatey, fudgy brownies, would it? Thankfully Lexi created these amazing Raspberry Swirl Brownies to fill the void. Made with warm chocolate chunks and topped with fresh raspberries and creamy raspberry swirls, these make the perfect festive treat for your Valentine, guilt-free!

Get the recipe –> HERE

Healthy Valentine's Day Desserts that your sweetheart is sure to love! They're entirely grain-free, paleo and packed full of nutrition. But no one needs to know...If you’re not keen on turning your oven on, then Kelly has a serious winner for you! Her Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates is already making my heart flutter!

Get the recipe –> HERE

Healthy Valentine's Day Desserts that your sweetheart is sure to love! They're entirely grain-free, paleo and packed full of nutrition. But no one needs to know...Now onto yours truly’s recipe. While, all of the options above are incredible, there is only one way to my valentine’s heart…chocolate chip cookies. Not oatmeal cookies or shortbread cookies or even gingerbread, JUST chocolate chip cookies.

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires!  All you need is a muffin pan to make this delicious dessert recipe!But plain old paleo chocolate chip cookies are boring and certainly not worthy of Valentine’s Day IMO. So I took it up a notch  and introduced my fav chocolate chip cookie recipe to it’s new friend…the muffin pan.

However, the fun only began here. Once I’d mastered the cookie cups, my life became about finding the perfect filler. Coconut cream was a total winner in my books, but additional chocolate, berries or even Lee’s salted chocolate mousse from above would be amazing! Or if you’re C then vanilla bean icing. At least the cookie is healthy!

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires!  All you need is a muffin pan to make this delicious dessert recipe! Let your creative juices flow and I’d love to see what you fill your cookie cups with! The ultimate Vday gift to me would be if you tagged me in your pictures using the hashtag #TheHealthyMaven on Instagram. Can’t wait to see what you and your valentines come up with.

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups + Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts!

PREP TIME 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour*
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

For filling: coconut cream, berries, chocolate, pudding, nut butter etc...

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease a normal-sized muffin pan very well with coconut oil and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour, coconut palm sugar, sea salt and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl combine egg, egg white, coconut oil, applesauce and vanilla extract.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of dough into each muffin tin and flatten with fingers. Poke a hole in the center (don't worry, it doesn't need to be perfect. You will make the hole bigger later.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and using the back of a spatula or long round stick (I used the back of an ice cream scooper), create a large hole about 1 inch deep inside each cookie.
  10. Place back in the oven and bake for 3 more minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan. Use a knife around the edges to loosen cups from pan.
  12. Fill with toppings of choice as listed above, or get creative!
  13. I keep mine in the refrigerator as I prefer the texture and they last longer...not that they last very long.

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Notes

I've only tried these with almond flour, NOT almond meal. Let me know if you have any luck using almond meal. *I use Enjoy Life, dairy-free chocolate chips.

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires!  All you need is a muffin pan to make this delicious dessert recipe!What would you fill your cookie cups with? What’s your fave Valentine’s Day dessert?

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