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healthier rocky road cookies

Healthier Rocky Road Cookies

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cookies 1x
  • Category: treats
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: cookie


These delicious dairy & gluten-free rocky road cookies are chewy, rich, full of flavour, & incredibly easy to whip up!


  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Pink salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (I like these dairy-free ones)
  • 1/3 cup marshmallows (I used these vegan ones)
  • 1/3 cup pretzels (these are my favourite gluten-free ones)
  • 1/3 cup collagen peptides (optional, but I find really help make these cookies super chewy)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F & line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix the softened coconut oil & coconut sugar together in a medium-large bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients for the cookies to combine & mix until everything is well incorporated (except the marshmallows & pretzels).
  4. Let sit in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Roll a spoonful of the batter into a ball.
  6. Place the balls on your prepared baking tray, pressing down slightly. Add a couple marshmallows & 1-2 pretzels on top of the cookies, slightly pushing them into the cookie dough. I like to add a few more chocolate chips to the top of the cookies as well. The dough spreads during baking so the toppings will fall into place when baking.
  7. Bake for 9-12 minutes, remove from the oven & let cool slightly on the pan for at least 10 minutes. This gives a super fudgey & chewy final cookie. If you want a crunchier cookie, bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!


*The collagen peptides are optional & the recipe will work without them, but I did find when I used them, the cookies came out slightly more chewy.

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