• Secret Ingredient Heath Bar Cookies

    April 3, 2013

    I made these cookies last night and, holy yum, I can’t stop thinking about them. Ok, maybe it’s because I haven’t eaten anything today and all I can think about is food, but these cookies are definitely something special.

    Secret Ingredient Heath Bar Cookies

    Secret ingredient? Ooh, yes. It definitely adds a little something-something to the recipe. It’s not the bits of Heath Bar though. It’s actually a tiny amount of rum extract. The rum flavor mixed with brown sugar, maple syrup, toffee, and chocolate is absolutely incredible… and, apparently, unforgettable.

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    The texture of these cookies is soft and chewy with bits of Heath bar mixed throughout. They are seriously amazing. I’m already planning to eat the rest of the batch tomorrow!

    secret ingredient heath bar cookies


    • 1.5 cups almond flour/meal
    • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
    • 1/4 tsp rum extract
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    • 2 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup Heath Bar bits
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt


    1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly. Chill batter in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    3. Remove batter from fridge and roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
    4. Bake cookies for approximately 13-15 minutes until cookies are lightly browned.
    5. Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    6. Eat and enjoy!

    Makes 18 cookies

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    { 48 comments… read them below or add one }

    Cindy @ Paper Peonies April 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    OMG! These look amazeballs! I need to make these ASAP. One question: do you think I could use actual rum in this recipe instead of the extract? :-)


    Tina April 3, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Ha! Sure! :)


    Samantha Angela April 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    @Cindy @ Paper Peonies: The substitution ratio of rum extract to rum is generally 2:1 if you’re using dark rum. So you’d be looking at 1/8tsp of dark rum here. You could use 1/4tsp but it will be a bit stronger flavour.


    Shel@PeachyPalate April 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    They looks amazing! The combo of almond meal and coconut oil is always a winner when it comes to cookies! I made a vegan chocolate chip batch today for a friends birthday!


    Annette@FitnessPerks April 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Ohhhhhh heath! I love that stuff. These look like a winner!


    Ashley April 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    These look great. I can’t wait to try them!!


    Elisa April 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    OMG I so need to try these!!!


    Avery @ SBLW April 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I love me some Heath bits! Yummy and quick!


    Veterinarianess April 3, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    mmm those look amazing! :D


    rebecca @ blueberry smiles April 3, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I am craving cookies today and these photos are seriously making my mouth water!


    sara @ fitcupcaker April 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Heath bars are my husbands favorite- he will love these!


    Ashley April 3, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Holy yum these look so good


    Angela April 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Holy Moley!!! These look so delish!


    Victoria @ Reluctantly Skinny April 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Literally just made me hungry. Now I want to bake!


    Taylor April 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Oh these look so good! I actually have health pieces but our oven is broken!!


    Francis April 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Definately going to try these!


    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health April 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I’m not actually a fan of heath bars but I just had to find out what the secret ingredient was! They do look tasty though!


    Emily April 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Haha, I misread them as “health” bar cookies. Then I looked at the ingredients and was like, “since when are Heath Bars healthy? … Oh!”

    These do look holy yum!


    Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing April 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Oh my gosh those sound and look amazing!


    Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom April 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    This marks two recipes I’ve pinned from you..today! I don’t usually pin recipes unless they sound amazing…so you’ve won today ! Thanks for sharing!


    Tina April 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Woohoo! :)


    Natalie @ Will Jog For Food April 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    These look amazing! I want :)


    Kristen @ Change of Pace April 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Toffee is one of my favorite things. Especially in a cookie. Those look awesome Tina! :)


    Monica April 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Yum those look good! Especially since I’m on day 3 of a week long sugar detox. Today has been the worst of it so far. I would eat that whole plate of cookies- hot with milk-right now!! Hope your prep is going okay-I’ve been thinking about you today!


    Allyson April 3, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    How often do you not eat anything “today??”


    Bruna @ morgbu.com April 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    making those tomorrow! thanks :)


    Melissa April 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I remember when my mom had to drink that stuff. She did NOT enjoy it. Good luck, and it will all be over soon and then you can EAT!


    Haley @ fullnfit April 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    These look absolutely tasty and sinful. I <3 it.


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    holy yum!!!!!!


    Christine April 3, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I am gluten free and I am making these TOMORROW!!!! Thank you so much!


    (Un)intentional Happenings April 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I am going to continue to pretend that these are “health” bar cookies as I originally read…make them and then eat these healthy suckers for breakfast.


    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    These sound sinfully delicious!! Thanks for sharing. My sweet tooth appreciates it :).


    Linda @ running4two April 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    These sound amazing! I just made the turkey, sweet potato, and spinach hash for dinner tonight and it was delicious!


    Beth Sheridan April 3, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Oh those look incredible! My mom’s favorite candy bar is a Heath bar and with Mother’s Day coming up, these might be a fabulous sweet treat for her…Thanks for sharing the recipe!


    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats April 4, 2013 at 6:14 am

    These look good! I love that one of the first comments was asking about using actual rum, classic!


    Andy Glenn April 4, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Those looks amazing: the first reflex that comes to mind is “They look so good, they CANNOT be healthy.”

    Of course I do not mind being proven wrong…


    vasu April 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Could you use garbanzo bean flour instead of almond flour?


    Tina April 4, 2013 at 11:00 am



    Elizabeth @ Positive Change April 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

    YUM!! These will be fun to make!


    Kayla April 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Having trouble finding rum extract – any suggestions for a substitute, or is it OK to just leave it out?


    Tina April 4, 2013 at 11:41 am

    You could probably leave it out. Most grocery stores sell it with the vanilla extract/baking goods.


    Morgan@Healthy Food Newsletter April 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I am officially going to the grocery store today, I need to make these ASAP! I have never seen rum extract, but maybe if I used actual rum it would suffice?


    Kristen April 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    If I don’t have almond flour and coconut oil, do you know what other baking ingredients can be used to substitute these?


    Katie Thieman@ SarcasticallyKatie April 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Do you think you could sub regular flour for the Almond flour?

    These look delicious!


    Tina April 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I think I’d work! :)


    Cat April 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    These look wicked good! I think I might add homemade caramel to them instead of the Heath bar. I love your blog!


    Daisy Anne April 7, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Yum! My hubby loves home-made cookies. I’ll make them coming monday. Almond meal and coconut oil are a great combination.

    Thanks a lot for the recipe :)


    Michelle December 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I made these cookies for a holiday cookie swap. They are amazing! Everyone loved them.


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