April 11, 2013

SPD: Paleo Cookie Dough Bars

I'll be real honest today, y'all. This week's Pinterest project was the most last minute thing ever. That being said...it was the absolute BEST last minute decision I have ever made.

I found myself frantically trying to figure out what I would do for today's linkup and then it hit me...

The clock struck 10 (PM!) and I ran into my pantry to make sure I had all the ingredients. A little flour...a little vanilla...a few more 'gredients...bada bing bada boom...I had myself the most delicious paleo cookie dough bars I've ever tasted in my life. Ok so these are the only paleo cookie dough bars I've ever had but that's not the fact of the matter here. My point(s) are:

A) this took less than 5 minutes to prep
B) I had EVERY single ingredient on hand (for once in my life)
C) my tastebuds did cartwheels the minute I shoveled my first spoonful into my mouth

Yes. Cartwheels, people.
And yours will, too.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 C almond flour
  • 1 1/2 T coconut flour
  • 1/3 t sea salt
  • 1/3 t baking soda
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1/3 C melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 C maple syrup
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 scoop Jay Robb vanilla whey protein powder (I added this for protein & sweetness!)

Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl, trying to not eat it ALL before you allow it to chill. Press dough into 8x8 glass pan and chill until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!

While I'd like to tell you all I had the patience to let it chill and cut it into pretty little bars, that would be a lie. See wha had happened was...beauty rest was calling and I had already consumed enough of this stuff before it even made it into the glass pan so I said heck with it all...you get the point! Stuff is LE-GIT and don't even think for a second this is going to last me through the weekend.

Pin the crap outta the recipe, make this stuff STAT and when your tastebuds start to do round-off flip flops in your mouth, don't say I didn't tell you so! ;)
Ok now for the not-so-great news. Some of you may or may not have read on Katie's blog that this will be the last SPD link up post for April. There's been SO much going on in SO many of our lives (hello? I have one arm, a 10-week old puppy, a wedding anniversary, a housewarming party and a birthday all in the next two weeks...overwhelmed is an understatement. Plus-this whole one arm thing makes EVERYTHING so much more difficult!) Excuses aside, Katie and I agreed it would be a good time to take a break, get refreshed and start back up in May.

That being said...I ALWAYS encourage you to do your Pinterest projects! There are WAY too many pins out there that need to be re-created, photographed and blogged about so make sure you take plenty of pics and save them all for when we start back up in May, mmmkay?! We LOVE this linkup so please don't think it's going away for good! Just takin' a little breather!

So link up today and don't forget to check back the first week in May when we get started back up again!
Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.


  1. excited to try these bc they seem tasty :)
    I didn't get my act together for a project this week, so a little break might be nice for me :) I will try not to be lazy and instead get some stuff done before SPD comes back. We'll see! :P

  2. Hey Girl! Those look delish, I am def going to have to try those out asap!

  3. Pinned it! Thanks for the recipe, I need to make these ASAP!

  4. I want to eat these like now!

  5. This looks amazing and I can actually eat it too because it's gluten free! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I will def have to try these! First time linking up -- fun!

  7. These look so good and so glad it's gluten free! I will be pinning these to make really soon. I already have the ingredients in my house too.

  8. This is my first time linking up- thanks for hosting! The bars look delicious and very similar to Zone cookie dough bars I have been loving. I know these are a lot cheaper to make though! I will have to give the recipe a try!

  9. These look delicious Steph!!!

  10. Sounds delish!! And even better after a late night decision! x

  11. Yum, these look awesome! Definitely going to have to give them a try soon! xoxo

  12. i need to make this. and do like you. eat it before its ready.

    love you girl! April is a big-ass month for you birthdays and anniversaries!!!! EEEEE :-)


  13. Wow these are super yummy!


  14. Oooh, gimme!!!

    I hope all the stuff you have coming up runs smoothly!!

  15. Yummy! Sad you won't be back with the linkup til May, but totally understood! Link-ups can get to be quite a bit of work!

  16. chocolate chip paleo....yes!
    SPD link up on hold.....no :( but you bet your good arm i've got lots to do so i'll be ready when its back!

  17. I LOVE chocolat chips!my favourite!
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  18. This looks delish. I have yet to buy coconut oil and almond flour but at some point it will be on my shopping list! Oh and I love the pig whisk!

  19. This sounds amazeballs awesome!!!! this will definitely be on the list for my next grocery store visit! Im not even going to tell my hubby it's good for him lol!

  20. Oh MY goodness!!! So I love ALL things cookie dough (ESPECIALLY paleo because that is what my husband and I doooo ;-)) but for SOME reason, raw eggs are not good haha ;-) This recipe sounds amazing for my craving for cookie-dough like dessert. Can't wait to make it! YUM!!


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