It was recently National Chocolate Day. I need to get a calendar to keep up with all of these food-related holidays because I always find out about them far after the fact. Despite that, when I found out about National Chocolate Day I immediately tried to brainstorm what I could make to celebrate it, even just for myself. Do you really need a reason to celebrate chocolate?

I didn’t have any actual chocolate on hand, due to eating all of what my family and friends send me almost immediately, so I decided to make some chocolate instead. But how to use it? The first thing I thought of for some reason was an old Company’s Company recipe for Diamonds.

It’s something my mom used to make all the time and also something I’ve been meaning to veganize and make gluten free for a while. The original recipe is super simple and involves spreading out the dough, baking it, and sprinkling on chocolate chips when out of the oven so that they melt and are spreadable.

The original recipe:

  • 1 cup butter 
  • I cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 milk chocolate bars

Bake cookie base at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with chocolate, spreading when melted. Cool and slice!

You then let it cool, cut it up, and enjoy! They’re like crisp cookies with chocolate topping and are so delicious.

As usual, I replaced the regular flour with gluten free flour, the butter with Earth Balance, and brown sugar with coconut sugar.

They turned out a tiny bit fragile but still super delicious and definitely satisfied my craving and my need to celebrate National Chocolate Day.

Because I didn’t have any chocolate, I simply made some with coconut oil, raw cacao, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt.