Jul 172018

NO-BAKE TOASTED COCONUT CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE MACAROON COOKIES

NO-BAKE TOASTED COCONUT CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE MACAROON COOKIES

Ingredients:

Cake Ingredients:

Crust
1 1/2 cup pecans (or nut of choice)
2/3 cup dates

Filling
1 cup dark cocoa or carob powder
4 medium avocados
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil

Topping:
1/2 cup toasted coconut
Cookie Ingredients
1/2 C unsweetened coconut
4 tbsp chocolate chips, melted
1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp almond or peanut butter

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Preparation:

CRUST

Soak nuts if desired, for 1 hour or longer.

Mix ingredients into a blender or food processor, until dates and nuts are chopped.

Press into pan, and place into the fridge while you prepare the filling.

FILLING

Combine the filling ingredients into a food processor or blender until completely smooth.
Pour onto cake crust, and place back into the fridge overnight (or a minimum of a few hours).

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Topping

Sprinkle toasted coconut evenly over cake.

COOKIES

Preheat oven to 300 F

Combine ingredients in bowl, and mix.

Roll into small balls and flatten on cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Cool and then place into freezer.

Melt 3 tbsp chocolate chips with 1 tsp coconut oil.

Dip cookies into melted chocolate and place back into freezer for 10 minutes.

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Cut cookies in half, and lightly press into cake, around the edge, so each slice gets one.

Enjoy!

Source: http://www.foodista.com/recipe/5MVFVCHQ/no-bake-toasted-coconut-chocolate-cake-with-chocolate-macaroon-cookies