Chocolate Hobnobs – Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegan

Soft, crumbly, oaty - smothered in chocolate and completely guilt-free

Chocolate Hobnobs – Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegan

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After totalling nailing last week’s delicious Sugar Free Key Lime Pie, I was so happy with my biscuit base that I decided it was high time for me to once again try the dreaded cookie recipe.

Sugar-free cookies are notoriously tricky beasts to get exactly right; or, at least I find they are, and so I’ve invented some science to back me up. Y’see, cookies depend on the Maillard Reaction to dictate how they turn out: it controls everything from their spread to their browning to their crispiness and all of the delicious reactions in between. And since sugar tends to be a pretty big ingredient in a lot of cookie recipes (I found one that contained TWO TABLESPOONS of sugar per cookie!), baking without being able to rely on those cookie-defining chemical reactions means you have to get a little creative, and used to a lot of failure.

BUT! These Hobnobs are, in my estimation, pretty awesome (and if you’re American and have no idea what a Hobnob is: a) it’s like an oaty cookie; and b) you’re totally missing out), and this is the third batch I made for myself in less than a week. I’ve made them both full of gluten and butter, and more recently as this totally dairy-free, gluten-free vegan masterpiece. And let’s not forget that most important defining feature: CHOCOLATE. I have finally found an absolutely spectacular sugar-free chocolate that I predict I shall be using in ALL of my recipes from now on, so I hope you’ve got your loose-fitting pyjama bottoms on.

Sugar free chocolate Hobnobs

So are you ready? Then LET’S HOB THOSE NOBS.

For the hobnobs

For the chocolate topping

For the hobnobs

For the chocolate topping

And that’s the whole thing! Now feel free to relax with a cup of tea and one or two… oh, wait, you’ve already eaten them all. Well, they were easy enough to do; just make some more. MOAR!

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*Typical values per serving.


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Lawrie is a web developer and semi-reluctant fitness enthusiast who wants to have his cake and eat it too. When not baking cakes (or websites), he is endeavouring to find the holy grail: a perfect sweetener for his tea. Follow @indextwo for selfies and bakesies.

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