GRAIN FREE CHUNKY ROCKY ROAD COOKIES these cookies are simply amazing. they're the kind of cookie you can't help but love and devour: soft yet packed with chocolate, marshmallows and toasted pecans, making it the ultimate rocky road-inspired cookie.
Is there anything better than a chocolate chip cookie??? Unless say, said chocolate chip cookie ALSO had marshmallows and nuts?!! This is that cookie. I would say this cookie is that b*tch, she’s the coolest kid in school, and everyone wants to either be her or be with her. Yes I’ve just anthropomorphized my cookie!! It is what it is, folks.
All bullshit and banter aside. I freaking love these cookies. But we do need to address something for all the SCD’ers out there: this is the FIRST recipe on my website that is technically NOT SCD legal. So you will not find it in the “scd legal” category under my recipes. While cocoa butter is SCD legal, and it’s what I use to emulate a chocolate flavour in my pecan flour chocolate cookies, pure cacao, like what I’ve used as the chocolate chips in this recipe, is not legal if you follow the diet strictly. For this recipe, I made my own “chocolate chunks” with pure cacao nibs and honey.
Pure cacao is the only form of chocolate I will try at this time on my SCD journey, Ive also tried it a handful of times in the past, but it is not a frequent occurrence in my diet, and I don’t expect it to be any time. Mostly, I adhere to the diet strictly. However I know a lot of SCD’ers have tried cacao after being on the diet for a lengthy period of time – I mean, at least a year – I didn’t try cacao until more than a year into it. And like with any new food you’re introducing, simply proceed cautiously if you choose to do it, and also, be careful not to fall down the chocolate rabbit hole! Meaning, you don’t want to try cacao nibs and then all of sudden you’re chowing down milk chocolate before bed- so just know yourself, because I know for myself, sometimes the only way to do things is to have a zero tolerance policy otherwise I go absolutely crazy. Because the pure cacao is so dark, I don’t have that problem, although adding in the honey definitely sweetened these up nicely to a more practical/tolerable “dark” chocolate ratio than the pure cacao nibs I started with, which are very tart.
All this being said, YOU are the only person who can decide whether or not you want to TRY cacao and when that time is. Listen to your body and trust your gut (literally! And metaphorically in this case).
Back to the good stuff – the recipe – and I apologize for my mini SCD rant if you’re here and you don’t follow the SCD diet, please ignore and proceed to the recipe below to enjoy your chocolate chunk, marshmallow and pecan-cookie goodness!!
These cookies are made with almond flour for the perfect soft cookie texture. You can do any type of chocolate you want – if you’re doing this for kids, maybe a nice milk chocolate chip is the way to go. But either way these are sweet and scrumptious and you can guarantee the plate of cookies may not even last the day. Be warned.
As per usual, I would love to know if you tried this recipe! Please drop me a comment down below, or drop me a line on IG @grainfreee.
chunky rocky road cookies: ingredients
2 cups of almond flour
1/2 cup of mini marshmallows/chopped marshmallow pieces
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips/or homemade chocolate chips
1/2 cup of lightly toasted pecans
1/3 cup of honey
1/3 cup of grapeseed oil
1 tbsp of pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of baking soda
chunky rocky road cookies: how to
in a medium-sized bowl, mix your almond flour, baking soda, grapeseed oil, honey, and vanilla. combine well.
- fold in your add-ins: marshmallows, chocolate chunks/chips or cacao nibs, and chopped up toasted pecan bits.
- combine well.
- scoop the batter out with a spoon or tablespoon (use approx tbsp and a half of dough per cookie), plopping each cookie down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- bake the cookies at 350 in a preheated oven for 12-14 minutes. enjoy these cookies warm out of the oven, or cold out of the fridge!
- store in the fridge or freezer.