Thankyou for all of your lovely emails, Facebook and Twitter messages, and comments about our "Pride and Prejudice" marathon movie night. It is nice to know there are so many fellow Jane Austen fans out there! Seeing as I couldn't zap you all to our event (believe me, I would have if I could have) I will share the remaining two recipes on our delectable raw menu.

Today I am sharing the mint chocolate chip cookies, and next week I will post the sun dried tomato kale chips! I will attach a disclaimer about both of these recipes before continuing: these little morsels of heaven are extremely morish! They are hard to quit eating, and will kick even the most disciplined foodie into an over indulgent coma.

But for those of you bold foodies who are happy to indulge in chocolate heaven, I will continue. The best thing about these chocolate chip cookies? They are super easy and take 5 minutes to prepare in your food processor. The worst thing about these cookies? They can take up to two days to dehydrate! I know! TORTURE! But if you are prepared to be patient, your discipline will be rewarded! The one saving grace? You can eat the raw cookie dough!

Well, at least that is what Olivia, Tara and I did while we were waiting for them to be finished! We were committed. I asked the question last week, "Does life get any better than Jane Austen, my favourite peeps and great food?" Let me add a caveat and say that chocolate must be included. Even if it is the raw variety! You might remember from the lasagne post that I bumped into one of my reader's (Maddy) partners at the Whole Foods in Studio City. Brian was kindly sharing his raw foodie knowledge and warning me about the dangers of indulging in too much cacao as he was sliding my overly large bag of raw cacao powder and raw cacao nibs over the scanner at checkout. I told him that I only consumed excessive amounts of cacao during very special occasions, and if a night with Mr Darcy didn't qualify, then I didn't know what did!

I will admit now what I was too embarrassed to admit to Brian then, that, in my humble opinion, there is never a wrong time to indulge in a little bit of raw chocolate. Honestly, you can't go wrong with these raw chocolate chip cookies.

If you don't have a dehydrator, you can still enjoy these cookies. Just preheat your oven to 300 F, place the cookies in, close the oven door, and then turn off the oven and allow to cool. This yields a cookie with a similar texture to the dehydrator and takes a lot less time. They just won't be "raw".

My Darcy or no Mr Darcy, Excalibur dehydrator or no dehydrator -- make a date with these chocolate chip cookies and you will not be disappointed. They (along with Mr Darcy) are to die for!

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Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 3 cups raw almond meal
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
  • 3/4 cup raw agave nectar depending on preference
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp natural alcohol-free peppermint essence
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
  1. Place all of the ingredients in your food processor and pulse until well combined. The mixture should form a ball.
  2. Take this ball and roll it out to about a 1/4 inch on parchment paper.
  3. Now cut out even small circles. I used the top of a shot glass.
  4. Place these circles on Excalibur dehydrator sheets and slowly warm at 115 degrees for 48 hours.
  5. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for about 3 to 4 weeks.

Tips!

Neatly cutting brownies and slices

Cutting the perfect square pieces of brownies and slices and getting them to look perfect without breaks and crumbs can be challenging. A quick easy way to “slice slices” is to use a plastic knife that glides through and doesn’t collect the crumbs.

These were amazing! They taste like Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies! Even my mom who does not understand my vegan, raw, and gluten free lifestyle thought they were great! For anyone who doesn’t use like to use agave, (like me), you can substitute coconut nectar and it still tastes amazing!

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So so yummy! Can’t go wrong with mint and chocolate! I was a witness to these divine creations and a divine Mr Darcy too! This recipe is a must!

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These are so good! I had a bit of trouble cutting them out. But they were worth the extra effort. Absolutely delicious.

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I adore these!!!! The best part??? They taste so deliciously naughty but they’re NOT!!! MWAHAHAHAHA!

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I love your raw recipes. Bring them on!!! This was DELICIOUS!

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I made these in the oven as I don’t have a dehydrator. These are my new favourite cookies.

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I thought Mr. Darcy was yummy but these cookies are downright sinful!  Oinkkkkk!

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I am so glad you all enjoyed these cookies! They are so yummy and so easy :)

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Haven’t even put them in the dehydrator and already in LOVE with them. Me and my two kids had a finger full before we rolled them out , both of my kids were so happy. Our new favorite cookie! :)

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LOL! Oh Jenny, I LOVE that!
ENJOY. Those cookies are SOOO good!
Happy Holidays :)

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