Cacao Nib Biscuits

I thought I would bake up a special treat for the kids after school and came up with this recipe.  I buy coconut sugar and cacao nibs through health food stores, but you should be able to purchase them online too.  Coconut sugar is low GI and has a really lovely caramel flavour, similar to brown sugar, but not so sickly sweet.  Cacao nibs are a great substitute for choc chips and have so much goodness in them.  Best of all, my kids don’t notice the difference.

Cacao Nib Biscuits
Recipe type: Biscuits/Cookies
Cuisine: Sweet Treat
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Thermomix instructions - If you don't own a Thermomix, just follow the instructions using your preferred method of mixing.
  • 100gm butter or non-dairy equivalent
  • 100gm coconut sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 240gm cups spelt flour
  • 45g cacao nibs
  1. Pre heat oven to 160ºC
  2. Place the butterfly insert in the Thermomix
  3. Add butter and coconut sugar to the Thermomix and beat on speed 3 until butter and sugar are combined, scraping down the sides at least once.
  4. Next gradually add the egg and mix on speed 3 until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the flour and mix on speed 3 until just combined.
  6. Pour in cacao nibs and mix on reverse and slow speed until nibs are evenly distributed.
  7. Dollop teaspoon full amounts of the biscuit mixture onto oven trays lined with grease proof paper.
  8. Bake @160ºC for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let stand a couple of minutes before transferring biscuits onto a cake rack to cool.
  10. Makes approximately 30 biscuits.


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