Red Velvet. A classic decadence, that’s incredibly delicious when added to all things sweet! From cakes and cupcakes, to hot cocoa mix (from last year) and cookies, you can never go wrong with this flavor. I discovered this truth a few days back after adding it to my favorite treat, the no-bake! The idea came about after having success with the Maple pecan no-bakes I made around thanksgiving and here we go again! Let’s just say the result is dairy free, vegan deliciousness mixed with happy holiday cheer. They are that good! I mean, so good, you should really whip up a quick batch and share them with your loved ones, bring them to a Christmas Party, or, make more and throw them in the freezer, because have I mentioned yet how good they are frozen? Ok, enough rambling from me…you get the idea.
Red Velvet No-Bakes (V)
The addition of the red velvet emulsion adds decadence and beautiful color making these festive No-bakes an ideal holiday treat!
2 Cups organic white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut, rice or almond milk
1/4 cup almond butter
1 1/4 cup coconut oil (in addition to the 1/2 cup)
1 heaping teaspoon Red Velvet Emulsion (for those of you who are wondering what red velvet emulsion is, it’s a water based flavoring and food coloring in one. Similar to an extract without the alcohol. You can find it online, or at some local baking supply stores. If you cannot locate it, substitute with one teaspoon of vanilla extract and red gel food coloring until the desired hue is achieved. Also bump up the cocoa powder a bit so the chocolate flavoring really comes through. Red Velvet Baking Emulsion
1 pinch of salt
3 cups quick cooking oats
Heat sugar, cocoa, milk and oil/butter together over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it reaches a boil.
Boil mixture for one minute, remove from heat and add red velvet emulsion, almond butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, salt and oats.
Stir all ingredients together until fully blended.
Drop spoonfuls of cookie mix in a rounded shape onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing each about 1 inch apart.
Place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour and they’re ready to enjoy!
These bad boys would look lovely packaged as a homemade holiday gift and if you have a Christmas party to attend, they’ll only take you 10 minutes to make…win!
Oh, and I do think santa would be quite pleased if you left him a few on Christmas eve. I can almost guarantee there would be none left to spare.
So there you have it, a homemade holiday gift, party cookie recipe and treat all in one.
Hoping you’re all ready for the holiday!
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