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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 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
Scale

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.

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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  • Reply
    Jayme
    February 2, 2015 at 6:39 am

    That dark chocolate mousse needs to be in my life asap!

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    lynsey | lynseylovesfood
    February 2, 2015 at 7:17 am

    These cookie cups are beyond adorable! Can’t wait to try. xo

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    February 2, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I LUHVE cookie cups, but I have never had a healthy one! So, these? I want to marry them a little bit. So fun to do this with ya! Pinned 🙂

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    Lee
    February 2, 2015 at 7:51 am

    DD. These are so cute. And the recipe is legitimately exactly how I would have made them. Go fig. #TorChi2015

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen
    February 2, 2015 at 7:57 am

    So much goodness!!!! Cannot wait to cookie cup it up!

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
    February 2, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I love that these are totally customizable!!!! And paleo?!?!?! YES.

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    Brittany
    February 2, 2015 at 9:19 am

    These cookie cups are the cutest! I want one right now.

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    February 2, 2015 at 9:41 am

    All of these look awesome! V-Day is my favorite holiday ever, so I can’t wait to indulge in some tasty desserts.

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    February 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

    OH YES. I would fill my cookie cup with Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and sauteed banana slices. I’m dreaming about it already, but I don’t have a kitchen!

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    February 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Love the idea! Cute and takes plain cc cookies up a notch. Definitely a must try 🙂

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    February 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    They’re so cute. I think I would fill mine with coconut cream or some form of chocolaty mouse and top with raspberries and chocolate chips or cocao nibs.

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    February 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Ooooh these are so cute! I would definitely fill mine with dark chocolate chips… because I eat a handful of them pretty much every day and they never get old to me!

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    Jordan @ The Balanced Blonde
    February 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Ummm all of these recipes look amazing! And why have I never thought to make/eat/devour chocolate cookie CUPS?! Can I be your V-day date this year? Hehe. xox

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    February 2, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    All of these desserts look seriously to die for! We’re going out for Valentine’s Day dinner, but I think I’m going to have to make one (or more??) of these for pre-dinner dessert haha.

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    Sarah Pie
    February 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Fancy 🙂 I love chocolate in just about all forms but sadly the BF does not. It may not be on the menu for our V-Day plans but I think these cookie cups might just pop up at our next school treat day!

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    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
    February 2, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Yum & beautiful! Love that these are paleo too. 🙂

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    Gina
    February 2, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    You guys are killing it with the paleo desserts today! Between that lava cake and these cookie cups, I’m dying.

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    Luv What You Do
    February 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I haven’t even started thinking bout valentine’s desserts and the blogs are alive with them. Hmmm…now i have to figure out what to make. So many tasty options!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    February 3, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Can you send me these please? Even naked without any toppings!

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
    February 3, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Sign me up for a batch of these! And the coconut tart….and the raspberry brownies….I’ll just take one of each how about that? I adore applesauce and coconut oil in baked goods so I know I will love these.

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    Whitney
    February 4, 2015 at 9:05 am

    These cookie cups are totally cute. Love this idea!!

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    February 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

    YUM. I’m so imagining these with a hot fudge sauce topped with coconut cream. Oh. Man.

    Happy early Valentine’s lady!

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    Doug (the kitchen professor)
    February 21, 2015 at 9:24 am

    My wife just made this last night and it turned out great!
    She improvised a bit & made a 2nd batch with some peanut butter. Yummy!
    Thanks for the great idea!
    Doug

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    Amy Thiessen
    January 29, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Tough call.. but I HAVE to try the lava cake!

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    Scott Williamss
    April 11, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    The chocolate cookies were heavenly and I cant believe it is paleo and healthy to eat. Thanks for sharing this because I never thought paleo styled desserts could be so good.

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