Paleo Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars (AIP Option)
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Serves: 8 bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup tigernut flour, available here
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch, available here
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cupdairy free chocolate chips (sub homemade carob chips for AIP, recipe here)
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg (sub ¼ cup water and 1 tbsp. gelatin for AIP... instructions below)
  • FOR THE OPTIONAL DRIZZLE
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter, melted
  • ½ tsp matcha powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a 7x5" baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the tigernut flour and tapioca starch and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the coconut oil, coconut sugar, peppermint, and baking soda. Combine the two mixtures and stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. For the gelatin egg (or sub 1 regular egg) add ΒΌ cup of water into a small sauce pan and place on the stove top. Slowly sprinkle the gelatin into the water (you don't want any clumps) and allow it to bloom for 1-2 minutes. Turn the heat on medium/low for 2-3 minutes to allow the gelatin to melt. Remove the pot from the heat and quickly whisk until it foams. Stir in the gelatin egg (or regular egg) into the mixture.
  5. Spread the dough evenly into the baking dish, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Once cooled, slice the bars into 8 slices.
  6. For the optional drizzle, combine melted coconut butter with matcha powder in a small bowl, and drizzle over the individual bars with a fork.
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at https://empoweredsustenance.com/mint-chocolate-cookie-bars/