I love it when treats that are simple to make end up looking like a lot more effort was required. These Raw Choc Berry Yo-Yos sandwiched together with a chewy chocolate filling are exactly that. Small investment for a big reward.
Since no baking is required, you can whip these up in a matter of minutes. I developed the recipe for Bare Blends. The berry cookies are flavoured with their Bare Berries freeze dried berry powder.
It’s packed with antioxidants and also provides sweetness and a pretty colour. The chocolate filling is boosted with some protein and the raw cacao powder provides an extra hit of feel-good nutrients. It’s a win-win for all.
Raw Choc Berry Yo-Yos
For the berry cookies:
- 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts
- 2 x 20ml tablespoons freeze dried berry powder (I used Bare Blends Bare Berries)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 2 x 20ml tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 x 20ml tablespoons coconut flour
For the chocolate filling:
- 1/4 cup chocolate whey protein powder (I used Bare Blends Raw Cacao WPI)
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 2 x 20ml tablespoons rice malt syrup
- 1 x 20ml tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
- To make the cookies, process all of the cookie ingredients in a food processor until the mixture comes together.
- Line a tray with baking paper. Divide the mixture into 8 balls and press onto the baking tray to make cookie shapes. Set aside in the freezer to set.
- To make the chocolate filling, mix all of the filling ingredients together in a bowl until you get a smooth paste. You will need to slowly work the syrup and oil into the powders – it will take a bit of time to combine. I find it best to work the mixture together by continuously squashing it against the side of the bowl using the back of the spoon.
- Remove the cookies from the freezer. Divide the chocolate filling into 4 balls and press each ball onto a cookie. Top each one with another cookie, pressing together.
- Store in the fridge or freezer.
I use an Australian 20ml tablespoon. 1 x 20ml tablespoon = 4 teaspoons.
You might also like my Raw Berry Tarts.