Magic Cookies? Why are the Magic Cookies? There's no drugs, just taste!
I like old recipes. Classic cookbooks with notes already in the margins, newspaper clippings dog-eared and saved. Yellowed recipe cards with loopy cursive. Did you know they plan on not teaching cursive to children in school? What a shame, man I sound old.
My gym partner and good friend recently had a loss in her family. Her darling grandmother passed away. This woman was sweet and kind, had suffered so much loss in her life but was still strong, never a victim. A gorgeous soul. Last weekend we had a girls night and as we both love to cook we spent our girls night baking and going thru Gran's recipe box. I made a couple notes and wrote out some classic recipes that I wanted to Paleo-ize (Raj established that that was a word? Right?). I also ate HALF of a boiled milk cake. Sounds gross, but it was so good in my mouth… So good. So, so good. I wish I had some now. And had perfected a Paleo version so I didn't get a gluten hangover.
This is for K's grandma: Magic Cookies is the first recipe that worked out, and there are a couple more in the works!
Ready for an adventure? We are going to make sweetened condensed coconut milk first of all…
I have the feeling this recipe will come in handy when it's time for holiday baking!
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 tbsp tapioca starch
Place in a container in the fridge, just give it a shake before you use it, it will separate slightly. Should last a couple weeks.
- Cook Time: 45 min
- Category: Dessert
Once that step is done, everything else for the Magic Cookies come together quite quickly…Print
Just like Gran used to make, kind of. High in protein and fiber! A great post gym snack or dessert!
- 1/2 cup grass-fed butter ghee
- 1/8 cup ground flax
- 1/4 cup ground pecans
- 1/8 cup ground cashews
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips or, 60% or higher cocoa bar broken or grated into small pieces or carob chips
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 1/3 cup (330ml) sweetened condensed coconut milk (from recipe above)
- 1 cup nuts (filberts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, entirely up to you, mix a bunch together!)
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a 9 X 11 pan, melt the butter or ghee, mix in the ground nuts and flax meal. You can buy already ground nuts, or place them in your food processor and pulse until ground.
- Press the ground nuts and butter into the pan so it lines the bottom, pat lightly to pack.
- Spread chocolate over the crust in an even layer.
- Slowly pour the sweetened condensed coconut milk over chocolate chips.
- Layer the coconut flakes over the sweetened condensed coconut milk.
- Finally spread the nuts and seeds overtop of the coconut, that is your final layer.
- Bake for 25-30 min until top is golden.
- Allow to cool completely and cut into bars.
There was a fork in the pan at my house, it never saw a plate!
- Cook Time: 25-30 min
- Category: Dessert