Healthy Cookie Dough Hearts

When your craving something sweet but want to stay on your healthy eating plan, these Healthy Cookie Dough Hearts are the perfect treat. I was looking for something fun to make to celebrate Valentine’s Day and came across these at She has many wonderful, healthy plant-based recipes on her website!

These cookie dough hearts are very simple and your whole family will love them!


Healthy Cookie Dough Hearts

Healthy cookie dough hearts are an easy valentine’s day dessert idea. This mini dessert is an adorable way to remind someone you love them!
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 40


Cookie Dough

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup cashew butter or peanut butter
  • cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 –2 tablespoon sugar only if you’d like a sweeter treat
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips


  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles


  • Prepare cookie dough: Add almond flour, cashew butter, maple syrup, coconut flour, vanilla extract, and salt to a large bowl. Mix together until evenly combined. Add mini chocolate chips, then mix together once more.
  • Transfer cookie dough: Line a 7×7-inch or 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer cookie dough to the baking pan and firmly press it across the bottom in an even layer. Chill in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  • Cut cookie dough: Lift parchment paper out of the pan. Use a mini heart shaped cookie cutter to slice the dough.
  • Melt chocolate: Add chocolate chips to a bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until fully melted.
  • Decorate: Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie dough hearts. Add sprinkles on top. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes to set. Enjoy!


Want a sweeter treat? These healthy cookie dough hearts have a mildly sweet flavor (compared to traditional cookie dough) because it is good for you. If you have a big sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy them with 2 tbsp coconut sugar or cane sugar added to the recipe.
Adjust the flour as needed. The cookie dough texture may vary depending on the type of nut butter used. Natural nut butter has a drippy/runny texture while no-stir nut butter is thicker. The latter may require less flour or more maple syrup.
Use mini chocolate chips. If you only have regular chocolate chips, I recommend roughly chopping them into smaller pieces.
Put all the cookie dough to good use. Cut as many hearts out of the cookie dough as possible. Then, take the leftover scraps and fold them together into one big ball of cookie dough. Firmly press/roll the dough into an even layer and cut out more hearts. Alternatively, save the leftover scraps of cookie dough and enjoy it on top of oatmeal, pancakes, smoothie bowls, and sundaes.

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