chocolate chunk cookiesWhat happens when you add tasty, wholesome snacks to a drool-worthy cookie? You get a cookie that’s deliciously good for you. It’s all about the 80 / 20.

Try adding chopped Maple Praline Almonds, Wholesome Yogi or even Orchard Apple Rings to this healthy take on a chocolate chunk cookie:

Makes about 12-13 jumbo cookies. Prep time: 20 minutes. Cook time: 10 minutes


  • ½ cup natural smooth almond butter
  • ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, softened but not hot
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons (50 g) gluten-free oat flour
  • ¼ cup arrowroot flour/starch
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • ¾ bar of 55% non-dairy dark chocolate
  • ½ cup chopped, sweet Laid Back Snacks (formerly known as Naked Snacks) (like Maple Praline Almonds or Wholesome Yogi)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a very large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the wet ingredients until completely smooth.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, one by one, until thoroughly combined. The dough will be a bit wet/oily, but this is normal.
  4. Chop the chocolate into small chunks. Set aside 3 tablespoons (for topping the cookie dough later) and stir the rest of the chocolate into the batter until combined.
  5. Scoop mounds of dough (about 2 ½ tablespoons of dough per cookie) onto the baking sheet, about 3 inches apart, as they’ll spread a lot while baking.
  6. Press the remaining 3 tablespoons of chocolate onto the tops of the cookie dough mounds, evenly distributed. (Reshape the cookie dough mounds if they flatten a bit.)
  7. Bake for 8 ½ to 9 minutes (for gooey and soft cookies), until the cookies are spread out. If you prefer a crispy cookie, bake for about 12 minutes.
  8. Cool the cookies directly on the baking sheet. The cookies will be super delicate until they are cooled. Using a spatula, gently transfer each cookie directly onto a cooling rack for another 10 minutes, where they’ll firm up even more. (You may want to place them on a couple sheets of paper towel, as the bottoms can be a bit oily due to the almond butter.)
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Stock up on your fave sweet (or savoury) Laid Back Snacks and try adding them to your next recipe – like Sriracha Cashews on a tangy kale salad or PB Chocolate Granola on top of your morning yogurt.