Chocolate Bites

These chocolate bites are a delicious choc chip cookie. Make them  gluten free by using gluten-free flour. Or lactose free by using dairy free chocolate.

Chocolate Bites
Chocolate Bites
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Yesterday I had a good chuckle. A woman drove into our private parking and attempted to park her car in one of the spaces. Usually I am quite abrupt at telling people to please not park here. But I watched her drive in and out several times. What made it so funny is that she has one of the smallest cars on the market. And the space between the two vans was more than generous. But she is the norm, rather the exception when it comes to parking. After watching her struggle Dave went to ask her if she was coming to see us. As she wasn’t, he suggested she drive straight through our parking area and just randomly park next to the company she was visiting. I did not hang around to see her try to leave.

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It just makes me wonder how people get their driver’s licenses if they cannot park. When I went for my test we had to parallel park successfully in order to pass. I see this day in and day out in at shopping centres. The smallest cars are parked at an angle, and seldom even in the middle of the space. Big SUVs have their ends poking out as people cannot figure out how long the vehicle is. And more often than not they take up more than one parking bay. When they try to reverse out it takes them several attempts. And I know I should not laugh, or get frustrated. But I do, and I am. Do you manage to park successfully or is it a struggle?

Chocolate Bites


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Chocolate Bites

These choc chip cookies are easily adapted to suit your dietary needs
Recipe Category: Biscuits
Makes enough for: 22 cookies
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Heal page 177


  • 115 g soft butter
  • 42 g fructose
  • 35 g coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 mls vanilla extract
  • 138 g flour
  • 23 g cocoa powder
  • 20 g coconut flour
  • 135 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped


  • Place the butter fructose and sugar into a stand mixer bowl
  • Cream until pale then add the egg, and vanilla
  • Scrape down the sides and beat for 5 minutes
  • Place the flours and cocoa into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add 30mls at a time to the stand mixer while you beat on a low speed
  • Make sure the flour is well combined before adding the next lot
  • Once all combined fold through the chocolate
  • Cover with cling film and place into the fridge for 4 hours
  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Roll the dough into balls, using a tablespoon of the dough at a time
  • Place each ball onto a lined baking tray and press down until 2 cm high, leaving a space between each one to allow for spreading
  • Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  • Drizzle with some melted chocolate to decorate if you want to and store in an airtight container
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime December 20:

Dave and I are away sightseeing with my parents. I will be back at work on the 5th of January and will reply to comments then. 
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22 thoughts on “Chocolate Bites

  1. I am a horrible parker, Tandy. I used a cheat line up the beacons method to pass that small part of my drivers license after having failed once on parallel parking and I can’t do it to this day. I scrapped someone’s car one in the basement of an office block. I had two work colleagues with me and it was minor. I got into such a fluster and was so embarrassed that I didn’t leave my contact details and I’ve felt guilty ever since. I think my colleagues must have thought I was a bad person but it was embarrassment and anxiety rather than being disingenuous that was the cause. Thanks for the recipe. These cookies look amazing.

  2. This whole ingredient list is really fantastic Tandy! And that chocolate drizzled on top~ amazing! Nope, don’t struggle parking and I had to parallel park to pass my drivers test, too =)

  3. Parking is my forte. However, I must say that many people confuse houses and aren’t always sure where they are going. I can’t tell you how many times my neighbor’s friends have knocked on my door and were so surprised to see us… they were sure they were in the right house. ANYWAY.. Chocolate cookies are always welcome and this easily adaptable recipe looks delicious. Happy Holidays.

  4. Your cookies look delicious and are so pretty with the chocolate drizzle. I usually park fine, but one vacation I rented a car that was “midsize or better” and ended up with a truck! I was so happy that the only time I had to parallel park that trip I got lucky and found a very open spot!

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