Salty Dark Chocolate Bar Cookies

A soft vegan cookie, sweetened naturally with coconut sugar and maple syrup, topped with your favorite melty salted dark chocolate bar for the perfect guilt free dessert!

Salty Dark Chocolate Bar Cookies

If you have not had Hu Kitchen chocolate you need to go order you some right now.  If you live near NYC they actually have a whole store where you can buy real food too, sadly I have never been there, but it is on my bucket list 😛 Their chocolate is not only delicious it is made with great ingredients and the whole company has a great mission. PS you can use code DONUTWORRY for 10% off!

I used their salty dark chocolate bar in these cookies and wowowow we cannot stop eating them.  Even Neil who normally goes for the salty snacks love these and I think it is because of that hint of salt – so these please everyone!  Plus they are vegan and gluten free so they are safe for just about anyone.  Leave them out for Santa Claus this year and I bet you will get a lot of great gifts 😉

These were inspired by The Blonde Files Crowd Pleaser Cookies but I swapped out some of the almond flour, used less sweetener (they are definitely sweet enough!) used flax instead of chia seeds and a little more apple sauce.  Enough changes that I wanted to post it for ya!

If you want to try more cookies after this be sure to check out my avocado pillow cookies, my no bake gingerbread cookies, and my quinoa chocolate chip cookies for some fun alternatives!

Salty Dark Chocolate Bar Cookies

Let’s Make Salty Dark Chocolate Bar Cookies!

So the first thing you need to have for these cookies is a Hu Kitchen salty dark chocolate bar.  That is kinda a given.  I promise it is worth the wait and the money.  You can even use my code DONUTWORRY for 10% off! BUT if for any reason you don’t believe me you can always use your favorite chocolate bar that separates into squares.

Then you need a good nut butter.  I like to use NuttZo smooth peanut pro or Georgia Grinders cashew butter.  Just make sure it is a somewhat drippy kind!

Then the other two tips I have are to first be sure you flatten these babies a little bit before baking.  They will expand but not too much so you don’t want huge balls.  AND don’t put the chocolate in right away.  You want the cookie to bake enough but the chocolate not to melt into oblivion, so be sure you read the directions carefully!

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a large mixing bowl
  • parchment paper
  • a cookie sheet

And that is it!  Enjoy!

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Salty Dark Chocolate Bar Cookies

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

A soft vegan cookie, sweetened naturally with coconut sugar and maple syrup, topped with your favorite melty salted dark chocolate bar for the perfect guilt free dessert!


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • cashew milk (if needed – see directions)
  • 1 Hu Kitchen salty dark chocolate bar


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl (almond flour through coconut sugar) and mix well.
  3. Add wet ingredients (everything except cashew milk and chocolate bar).
  4. Add a little cashew milk if dough is too dry.
  5. Separate dough into 8-12 pieces*, roll into balls, and then flatten into patty shapes.
  6. Place on a cookie sheet lined in parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes, then add chocolate pieces, and bake 5 more minutes.


*the chocolate bar will only have 8 pieces of chocolate to put on cookies – I still made 12 cookies though because I didn’t want them to be huge – just added some chocolate chips to these – you could leave plain though!

This recipe was inspired by The Blonde Files Crowd Pleasing Cookies so big shout out to Arielle!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie

Keywords: hu kitchen chocolate cookies, nut butter cookies, gluten free cookies

If you try these cookies please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!  If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and share in my stories!


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