Chocolate Walnut Bites

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Swapped at the SE Cookie Swap by Tiffany Tay

Adapted from The Vegetarian Times's Heart-Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These recipes from our annual Serious Eats Cookie Swap are provided by Serious Eats staff, friends, and family. They have not been tested by our recipe team.

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Chocolate Walnut Bites

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 30 cookies
Special equipment:a food processor

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 3.5 ounce bars bittersweet vegan chocolate, chopped, or 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips (12 ounces)

Procedures

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.

  2. 2

    Blend walnuts in food processor 30 seconds, or until ground into a fine meal. Add canola oil, and blend 2 to 3 minutes more, or until mixture has the consistency of natural peanut butter, scraping down sides of food processor occasionally. Transfer to bowl.

  3. 3

    Whisk together brown sugar and ½ cup water in small saucepan, and bring mixture to a boil. Pour brown sugar mixture over ground walnut butter, add vanilla extract, and stir until no lumps remain.

  4. 4

    Whisk together oat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in separate bowl. Stir oat flour mixture into walnut mixture. Cool 10 minutes. Fold in oats, then chocolate chips.

  5. 5

    Shape cookie dough into 2-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten cookies with bottom of drinking glass dipped in water. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown and tops look dry. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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