Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dark Chocolate, Coconut, and Sweet Potato Cookies

I generally prefer homemade treats. But lately, I can't seem to stay away from the dark chocolate/coconut/sweet potato cookies at Watercourse and City o City ($3.24).

What do they taste like? The cookies remind me of a giant, vegan, gluten-free Samoa. At room temperature, the consistency is nice and chewy; the texture becomes addictively-crisp after they've been refrigerated for a half-hour or so. The little bits of sweet potato make me feel virtuous, although if I gobble up an entire cookie in one sitting, I get the same sugar rush that I would get from traditional sweets. While slightly messy, the dark chocolate coating is a good compliment to the coconut (and nuts?) inside.

6 comments:

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

Even though we're out of the throes of fall and all the sweet potato dishes that come with it, your description is making me crave them anyway :)

Beatrice said...

I know that it's probably not sweet potato season, but it IS Girl Scout cookie season, and I think these have tapped into that for me - a giant, vegan, gluten free scout cookie.

veggie belly said...

oooh, that cookie looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried to make these at home and come up with a recipe to share?

Beatrice said...

@ anonymous -- I have not tried to make these at home, although I would love to hear from someone who had.

I did make some
homemade truffles with sweet potato, chocolate, coconut, and pecans, which had similar components, but a very different texture/consistency.

Stephanie said...

YUM, these look so good, I feel like I need to try and make something simialr at home...