Cookie Dough Layer Bars

 

Happy Monday! Can you believe that we're already in March? We can't! This year is flying by! Welcome to our new recipe posting schedule. Here at Health Food Project, we love cooking, we love food and we love getting creative - sometimes this pays off, other times if it ends in a culinary disaster. We have been active on instagram for a while, so have decided to expand a little and share more of our lives with you, this includes sharing our many sweet and savoury kitchen creations. 

Of course our first recipe is going to be a take on cookie dough! There really is nothing like it! Especially choc chunk cookie dough! Chocolate, fudge and cookie all in one bite. What's not to love?

Tearing into your cookie dough just before you roll it into a little round ball, ready for baking, is one of the greatest pleasures in life (just go with it!) —apparently you're meant to bake it.. Nuh uh. We have a solution. These babies are an updated take on our cookie dough bites and are oh so good!

They don't freeze firm, can be stored for up to 4 weeks in the freezer, and you can just pull one out and enjoy right away.. If they last that long!

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To make these, you will need:

  • 1 + 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cups chocolate chips 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted works best)
  • 1 cup almond or peanut butter 
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • A dash vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk / milk of choice
  • Pinch of salt
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What to do:

The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity! All you have to do is place everything (except the chocolate chips & salt) into a big mixing bowl and mix until combined. 

  1. We mixed the wet ingredients first, and then added the almond meal. Mix until the ingredients come together and lastly add in your chocolate chips.
  2. Line a freezer friendly tray with baking paper and flatten your cookie dough mixture into tray.
  3. Let it chill in the freezer while you either melt or make the chocolate!***
  4. Coat the cookie dough layer with chocolate and finish with a sprinkle of sea salt. Not necessary but definitely makes them a bit more special. These would totally work with some chopped nuts or even dried fruit! Dried cherries sound like they'd be yum!

If you make these, be sure to take a photo and tag us @healthfoodproject, #hfp or #hfpmixes!
We love seeing your kitchen creations.

*** We used 1/3 cup dark chocolate melted with 1 tablespoon coconut oil and 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup as our chocolate layer

No time to make fancy layers? How about trying these fudge bites, basically an easier cookie dough option.. Yum!! One of our favourites! 

Peanut Butter Fudge Bites