Raw Triple Chocolate Cookies (with Homemade Chocolate Chips!)

Raw Triple Chocolate Cookies (with Homemade Chocolate Chips!) |coconutandberries.com

I grew up a white chocolate girl. A Milkybar, or even better, a bag of Milkybar buttons, was my favourite sweet treat. My Easter eggs were always white chocolate and Father Christmas even knew to put white chocolate coins in my stocking on Christmas morning!

Somewhere along the road though, I got into dark chocolate. I’m guessing it was when I went vegan and white chocolate automatically became off limits. Whenever the shift happened, now when it comes to chocolate I tend to think that the darker the better.

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The white stuff has hardly crossed my mind for years but for some reason I recently started thinking about it and wondering if I could make a homemade version to rival the white chocolate of my youth.

It turns out there are a lot of recipes online so I messed around with a few to come up with my own. I’m pretty happy with the result: It’s sweet-but not too sweet, creamy and melt-in-the-mouth, with none of that waxiness the commercial dairy-free kinds I’ve tried have had. I used the recipe to make white chocolate chips to use in a recipe, though quite a few went straight to my mouth! 

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I decided a bold, dark chocolate would complement the subtle white chocolate flavour rather nicely so ended up making some raw dark chocolate chips too. Oh so moreish!

The dark chocolate chips were even easier to make than the white, since, because of the higher fat content, white chocolate melts more easily than dark so getting it the right consistency for making chips was a tad trickier. Neither are difficult though, they just take a little time,  so you should definitely try making them (full instructions below). And then you can make cookies too!

Raw Triple Chocolate Cookies (with homemade chocolate chips!) |coconutandberries.com

Seeing as we were in chocolate mode, I didn’t think it could harm to add a little more…and so these Raw Triple Chocolate Cookies were born! A fudgy chocolate base studded with homemade white and dark chocolate chips.

Raw Triple Chocolate Cookies (with Homemade Chocolate Chips!)

Yield: 8 Cookies (+ extra chocolate chips)

Raw Triple Chocolate Cookies (with Homemade Chocolate Chips!)

Ingredients

    Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Tbsp Melted cacao butter
  • 1/3 C Raw cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut OR Agave nectar
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Melted cacao butter
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Raw cashew butter
  • 3/4 Tbsp Coconut OR Agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp Lucuma powder (optional- just adds a hint of caramel flavour)
  • Pinch of vanilla powder
  • Raw chocolate cookies
  • 1/2 C Almonds
  • 3/4 C Cashews
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 1/2 C (packed) Pitted soft dates (e.g. Medjool)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut OR Agave nectar
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C Raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 C Homemade chocolate chips ( 2 Tbsp White, 2 Tbsp Dark)

Instructions

    To make the chocolate chips
  1. In two separate bowls set over boiling water, whisk together the listed ingredients until smooth.
  2. Spoon each mixture into a small plastic sandwich bag (placed in a glass to hold it upright)
  3. Place the white chocolate in the fridge to firm up a little while you work with the dark.
  4. Cut a tiny end off the sandwich bag and, as if using a piping bag to frost a cake, squeeze little dots of chocolate onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Continue until all the chocolate is used up. Place the tray in the freezer for at least an hour to firm up.
  5. Repeat the same process with the white chocolate mixture. If the mixture is too thick to pipe, allow to warm at room temperature for a short while and knead the bag gently.
  6. When firm, remove the chocolate chips from the trays and store in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer.
  7. To make the cookies:
  8. Grind the nuts into a coarse flour in a food processor. Add the dates, coconut oil, coconut or agave nectar, and vanilla and process again until the mixture comes together. Add the cacao powder and process again to incorporate.
  9. Fold in the chocolate chips, roll into balls and flatten into cookie shapes.
  10. Refrigerate until firm.

Notes

Keep a container of these chocolate chips in the fridge or freezer for whenever you need a little sweet fix!

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  1. says

    These look delicious Emma!! You know how much I love chocolate! I’ve actually seen white chocolate made with ground cashews before, but never tried it. I make a homemade white chocolate as well but I make mine with potato starch! It’s very similar to your version except I use potato starch instead of cashews. I’ve never posted it and forgot about it until a friend asked for it a couple weeks back for a birthday party. That 2nd shot of all the chocolate chips, I just DIE!! Awesome!
    Oh, and I made the quinoa bites last night and just finished taking photos this afternoon. They turned out amazing! Such a beautiful recipe! I went for a slightly more Mexican flair and tripled the chili powder and used black beans instead of red. Did everything else the exact same. I will officially leave feedback on that recipe as well, since I know that’s important. My computer isn’t working right now, which is making me crazy, so as soon as my hubby gets home and fixes it, I can download the photo and post it! I’m using my phone right now and want my computer! Haha! Thanks again!
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    • says

      You rockstar! So pleased you liked the quinoa-bean bites! And that’s so sweet of you to take pics and share your feedback.
      I’m intrigued by your white chocolate. I’ve never seen a recipe using a starch but it makes sense I guess since I just used the cashew butter as a stabilizer- it doesn’t add a whole lot of flavour. So much fun playing around with chocolate! ;)

  2. says

    wow I have seen recipes for choc chips but never tried them – too much piping involved – and cacao butter always seems ridiculously expensive – but I love what you have done here – maybe one day I will try making my own choc chips – I think of them as holding their shape in baked goods – have you tried baking with them to see how they go?
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    • says

      It was a little time-consuming but I’d have thought you’d have plenty of patience having seen your beautiful birthday cakes which must take some time! They’re very tasty as is but I doubt they’d hold when baked since they’re not tempered…That’s another project!

    • says

      Thanks Vicky! They were fun to make, and tasty of course! I doubt the chips would work well when baked and because of not being tempered. Maybe they’d be fine in dehydrated cookies because of the lower temperature..?

    • says

      It’s really not hard to make them and a fun project too! I’m pretty certain coconut oil would be fine for the dark chocolate chips but wouldn’t recommend it for the white choc as the cacao butter is the dominant flavour.

  3. says

    Wow, Emma! These cookies look and sound amazing, and I can’t believe how neat your chocolate chips are – so professional! My sister was the white chocolate fan in the family, and I have moved from milk to dark with age, but I’d definitely be keen to try these homemade white chips. With the dark ones and some cookies too, of course ;)
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  4. says

    My mum would never let me get near chocolate when I was young, but as I got older I grew up eating Snickers and a bunch of caramel and gooey milk chocolate bars. Then few months in Paris I bought several white chocolate bars and quickly ate them during my stay! I’ve never made white chocolate before, but would love to make them one day! They were so delicious especially with something else like espresso or dried berries! I want some of that perfect cookies of yours…just gorgeous, I want to make your white chocolate chips so I can re-create the white chocolate bar I had in Paris.

    • says

      Oooh yes, white chocolate with gojis would be amazing. A tangy contrast to the sweet, buttery chocolate. I might have to make some little chocolates like that…
      I did love Snickers bars too but white chocolate was definitely my thing.

  5. says

    Wow – you made not just one but two chocolate chips! I’m sitting here in awe, a little inspired a little shocked! I’ve made homemade chocolate and broke up into chunks to use in cookies but this is a new level! So pretty! The entire recipe looks divine and there is never enough chocolate in a recipe so i’m glad you went with triple chocolate! PS, I don’t care for white chocolate because of that waxy taste of manufactured white chocolate chips – I will be testing this when I make white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Thanks for sharing!
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    • says

      Thanks for the sweet comment Sam :) And I’m with you on disliking that waxiness in commercial white chocolate. These chips are much nicer, though unfortunately I don’t think they’d hold up in baked goods because of the high cacao butter content which means they melt easily.

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