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Do you love me? Do you love me? Valentine Cookie Bites


Heart shaped cookies for your valentine and the perfect red colour! If you love someone, you want them to be around for as long as possible! Just because it’s a “commercial” day of love, why not give them a delicious treat, that’s home-made and won’t ruin their health?

Ok here’s the scoop – one version can be done without the dark chocolate and these then actually become a delicious snack with creamy goat cheese.  Or with at least 72% dark chocolate you’re looking at that ultimate indulgence and of course adding lots of lovely anti-oxidants.  Super easy and great to share!


Valentine Cookie Bites:

Makes around 50 small hearts or 25 large hearts

1 tbsp coconut oil

65g goat butter or more coconut oil if you can’t do dairy at all

juice of 1 lemon

1 large beetroot chopped fairly small

50g dried pitted dates

splash of water

1/2 a vanilla pod, seeds scraped out or a few drops of essence

45g cacao block, sugar free (I use Willis Cacao) roughly chopped


pinch of himalayan salt

200g ground almonds

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (sieved)

40g 72% or more dark chocolate buttons (if you are adding) roughly chopped.


Preheat the oven: 140C

1) Peel and chop the beetroot, throw in a pan with the coconut oil and the lemon juice – lid on bring up to boil and then let simmer away for about 30 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool.

2) In the meantime put your dates, vanilla and a splash of water in another pan; cook on a medium heat for around 10 minutes until most of the liquid has gone and the dates are soft. Allow to cool.

3) Blitz the softened, cooled dates in a food processor to make a paste.

4) Add the cooled beetroot including any liquid/juice left and the goat butter and blitz some more, until smooth.

5) Over a bain-marie melt the Cacao. Then add this to the beetroot mixture with a pinch of salt. Blitz again and then add the ground almonds and blitz briefly to combine.

6) Put the mixture into a large mixing bowl – add the bicarbonate of soda and fold in the roughly chopped dark chocolate buttons, if using.

7) Put a large ball of the mixture between two sheets of greaseproof paper – roll to about 3-5mm thick and get to work with your heart shaped cookie cutters – you might want to use a knife to cut away the excess mixture and leave the cookies on the sheet as you cut them – then you can just lift the sheet onto a baking sheet to cook. Repeat until you have no mixture left!



8) Once they are all cut out bake in the oven for 20-25mins. Allow to cool before serving as the cookie bites firm up as they cool.

A little heart shaped gift box with home made cookies – who can resist?

And how about a little Love tea too?




3 responses »

  1. Sounds lovely.Look good too especially on the eyes.Hope you are both well and enjoying to you both.Sue&Ian x

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. You crack me up! These are darling! But I did think they were heart-shaped burgers at first glance. I though, “How extraordinarily Paleo of her!” Super cute. May make them today!! Happy V Day, beauty!! XO

  3. How fun! These look delicious. Great photos too 🙂 Happy V-day!


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