So, So Very Simple…

by Donna McLaughlin Schwender

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If you’re not standing or sitting in your kitchen right now, go there as FAST as you safely can and MAKE THESE! Do not doubt me…do not ask questions…just go. I’m pretty clueless about what “Paleo” is (something about non-processed foods, I think), but it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference where this recipe is concerned. I simply made these because they have chocolate and coconut in them and because a dear friend recommended them (Dear Anni – bless you; I owe you a HUGE one!). It will likely take you longer to pull the few ingredients out of your cupboards than it will for you to actually mix them together. Of course, waiting for it to harden in the refrigerator for an hour or so will seem like torture, but it WILL be worth the wait. I promise. And just in case you’re curious – I used Nutiva Organic Virgin coconut oil, Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, local maple syrup (the recipe lists maple syrup in the ingredients, but then it refers to honey in the actual directions; you can use either), and organic coconut extract in place of the vanilla. No salt for us, but go for it if you like it. If Tim doesn’t hurry home from running errands, he might not get any. Seriously…they’re THAT good!

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