Paleo “Ice-Cream” Sandwiches {grain-free, dairy-free, vegan}

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As I promised, I have been making some delicious concoctions with the basic grain-free cookies recipe we used for the Valentine’s baskets. In case you missed it and don’t want to skip around too much, here it is again exactly the way I did it for today’s treats:

The cookies:
1 cup Almond Butter
1 pastured chicken egg
1/3 cup raw organic honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
2 tablespoons enjoy life chocolate chips (optional)
About 15 organic, unsulphered dried cherries

I made the cookies last night, so they were already ready to go today and speaking to me from the counter. My 5 year old had a very long doctor’s appointment today, so add up the 3 hour round-trip drive to this doctor, and an hour and a half appointment, and the sum of all parts equaled the PERFECT excuse for a healthy treat to say “thanks, my sweet boy, for your very good behavior today”.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
So, for the cookies, the simplest way {and the way I do them} is to simply blend everything together in a food processor until mixed & combined.

Spoon batter in 1 tablespoon mounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet {leaving 2 inches between each}. Bake for 9 minutes. You want them to be cooked, but still chewy in the center, and in my oven, 9 minutes is that magic number.  Cool on wire rack. Store in air-tight container.

The “Ice-Cream”
Today, I took 2 frozen bananas out of our freezer {As long as bananas are well liked and tolerated, frozen bananas should ALWAYS be in the freezer of a dairy-free household, In my lowly and humble opinion ;o)}  ,added 4 drops of vanilla Stevia{this is optional. I usually use homemade vanilla extract, but I am out right now.} ,and enough unsweetened coconut milk to get a texture a bit thicker than soft-serve. I eye-ball it, but I would guess that I added somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 cup of liquid to the frozen bananas. Blend until smooth.

Spoon your “ice-cream” onto the back side of one cookie and top the sandwich with another. These get everyone in my house excited! And they taste like such an indulgence. Hope you enjoy them like we do!

~Kendra

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