Nothing says Valentine's Day is in a few days like raw cookie dough. Make these for your sugar pie honey biscuit (that's what you call your significant other, right?) or your lovely little self as a treat this Valentine's Day. And they are a divine treat indeed, but did I mention each bar is less than 170 calories? So indulge away, my friends! Dessert with a sneaky caffeine kick!
This recipe is one of the youngest I've created for this blog. It was concocted as a result of a failed Pinterest recipe last week. I wanted to bring something tasty for everyone to eat at my two-stepping, boot scootin' birthday party on Thursday, and let's just say that the first cookie dough bars were a pitiful sight. So naturally, I wanted to make something even better. These just happen to be WAY healthier than the first recipe, and I added the rich Dark Chocolate Espresso Cream Drizzle to knock your fuzzy pink socks off. Did it succeed?
I didn't actually use the whole drizzle on the bars, so I just sat there drizzling a good portion of the rest into a.........tupperware* for later. (*Ahem, my mouth). Okay, you try not to eat the leftovers! lol
Since my last post, there have already been some big, life-changing events that I'm happy to report about. In chronological order, I had my first meeting with my business mentor (who is also the 2nd "boss" that I am a personal assistant for.) Sharing Every Bite is starting to grow and evolve into an amazing new direction and it's thrilling to raise it to new levels with careful thought and intentionality. Instead of drifting along and allowing the Internet Ocean to have total control, it's finally time to pick a direction and create a path. It was here that my business mentor gave me what I believe was the first "real" step toward making Sharing Every Bite into a prominent figure in my future.
This meeting was on Friday. When I woke up on Saturday and started lazily scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I was hit with something completely unexpected. My Vanilla Chickpea Waffles were featured on Finding Vegan's Facebook page. WHAT?! I have been following this website/Facebook since nearly the beginning, always with the thought, "How cool would it be if one of my recipes were featured on here?" And, there I was, laying in my bed on Saturday morning, SEEING this hope become a reality. I lept out of bed in one swift jump, ran around the house screaming at the top of my lungs, and bubbling over with excitement. All I could think was, "I'VE MADE IT!" My blog is now at a level of creativity, originality, photography, and professionalism that it was picked out of dozens or hundreds of submissions to be featured front and center on Facebook and Twitter. Wowee. I floated up in the clouds the rest of the day, watching as this post reached 500+ shares, 1,800+ likes, and attention like I couldn't believe.
My feet are back on the ground now, but I'm holding onto that high and am more determined than ever to deliver amazing things through Sharing Every Bite.
So what do you want to see more of? Less of? Are there recipes you'd like to see that haven't made it on the blog yet, or How To's that would help you enjoy these recipes more? I'd love to hear from you! Comment below, or send me a message.
Prep time: >15 minutes
Total time: >15 minutes + Allow to set overnight
Amount Per Serving: 1 bar
Ingredients (Espresso Cream Drizzle):
Now you can have all your beloved cookie dough without any of the salmonella. It's your inner child's dream come true!
Hugs and Kisses this Valentine's Day,