Protein Police.

I’m addicted to chips.

Kale chips, that is.

I nearly had a heart attack the other day when my local health foods store was out of my fave flavor.

I’m so pathetic I have even gone as far as to order some of my kale chips off Amazon.

I even had Whole Foods special order them from me.

A 12-bag box isn’t even enough.

I’ve also been addicted to nut butters lately…surprise, surprise.

I’m always addicted to them.

Especially peanut butter.

But lately…almond butter too.

Kill me now.

It’s good protein, right?

So, five spoons worth won’t hurt, right?

Let’s make cookies w/ this stuff.

Makes me feel a little better about my addiction.

Because somehow substituting cookies for almond butter makes sense…?!

Oh well.


You know how I feel about cookies.


You know I put some coconut up in there too.

Hello, new to me product.


This stuff is ammmmmazing. Seriously, just ground hemp seeds.

Totally paleo.


Boom chaka-laka.

Coconut Cacao Protein Cookies.


Oh yes, you know it…it’s been said…and brought.


These babies are slightly chocolatey w/ a nutty almond flavor, wrapped in coconut…


perfect pre or post-workout or “I love to sit on the couch and watch re-runs of Summerland on Youtube” snack.


But I don’t know anyone who does that. 😉

5.0 from 2 reviews
Coconut Cacao Protein Cookies
Recipe type: Snack, Cookie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 21
Tender and slightly crispy cookies packed w/ coconut, cacao powder, almond butter, and hemp protein for the perfect snack. Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free.
  • ½ c. coconut flour
  • 2 T. hemp protein powder
  • 2 T. cacao powder
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 4 packets of granulated stevia (you could also use a couple of drops of liquid stevia or about 2 t. coconut sugar)
  • 2 T. ground flaxseed meal + 4 T. water (mix together let sit for 10 minutes)
  • 2 T. unsweetened, shredded coconut (plus more for rolling)
  • 1 T. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. unsalted, roasted almond butter
  • ¾ c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. Add in the flax mixture, coconut, vanilla, almond butter, and almond milk, stirring until a big round ball of dough forms.
  4. Using your hands, roll the dough into 1-in. round balls, roll each ball into shredded coconut, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden.
  6. Let cool completely on the baking sheet.

Nutritional Facts (per cookie ball (1/21)): Calories: 55.5, Total Fat: 3.1g, Sodium: 92.5mg, Potassium: 32.3mg, Total Carb: 4.9g, Dietary Fiber: 2.8g, Sugars: 0.6g, Protein: 2g



  1. zosia says:

    is that whole or ground flax seed?

  2. These cookies look so yummy! I’ve never tried hemp protein powder before, but it looks awesome. I’m so addicted to almond butter, too. I could never really dig peanut butter that much, but raw unsweetened almond butter is like… love. <3
    Pinning this! 😀

  3. Just discovered your blog and loving these recipes! This is perfect for my protein/sugar fix! Thanks for sharing!


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