Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | ourfourforks.com | #glutenfree #vegan #recipe

I’ve alluded to my bad habit of making late night cookies several times on this blog. But when I say “cookies” what I really mean is cookie dough (the dough rarely makes it into the oven). And when I say “cookie dough” what I really mean is some nut butter mixed with some gluten free flour, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. I’ve never had a recipe for this cookie (dough) so I decided it was time to figure one out.

This iteration of my late night cookie uses cocoa powder instead of gluten free all purpose, making them flourless. They are rich, decadent but still healthy-ish without tasting like it. If you’re not into peanut butter, almond butter or hazelnut butter (nutella cookies?) would work just as well. Just make sure the nut butter is very smooth and creamy to the point of being pourable.

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | ourfourforks.com | #glutenfree #vegan #recipeFlourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | ourfourforks.com | #glutenfree #vegan #recipe

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Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

Along with bruschetta, Josh’s culinary claim to fame is peanut butter pie. When his good friend, a vegan, recently turned 30, we decided to test out a healthy vegan version. This is a tall order since the original literally has nothing healthy in it: Cool Whip, Jiffy peanut butter, cream cheese, milk, refined sugar and an Oreo crust. I have to say, I was skeptical that a healthy vegan version of this could taste good, much less taste anything like it’s junky counterpart.

 

I was wrong. Our new version, made with coconut whipped cream, natural peanut butter, agave, coconut milk and a raw chocolate crust is just as good – if not better – than the original. Vegans and non-vegans alike will love this pie and they never have to know it’s good for them.

 

Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

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