These are not Paleo friendly, I repeat, these are not Paleo friendly. Most of us at CrossFit follow to some degree the Paleo Diet in which we only place in our bodies lean meats, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and healthy oils like olive and coconut. No dairy, no legumes, no caffeine, no alcohol, no tubers, no grains. When we want to train hard we follow a strict Paleo plan and even have Paleo Challenges with prizes and such. Between challenges, we modify the diet to suit our individual needs. I like having my one cup of coffee each morning, I do use salt, and I will occasionally enjoy a bite (or entire pan) of something refined, and a great cheat is pasta. I also have to taste the things I place on this blog, but just a taste.
BUT when the CrossFitters get together and party we eat and drink whatever we want. At the last CF party my training partner Dave brought these amazing Goldie Cookies. I was dainty and broke off a small bite and once I got that delicious chocolaty-peanut butter-chewy-crunchy combination flavor boom, I devoured 2 more. Whole. Unashamedly.
Here is a photo of Dave and I at the CF Christmas Party. If it weren’t for Dave and the others cheering me on, I do not know if I would have made it through the first month at CrossFit. I was 20 pounds overweight, dangerously out of shape, had a very low self-esteem in this room of athletes, and dreaded when it came time to partner up for Partner Workouts. But Dave always said to me, “Come on partner, let’s do this!”
Now for Dave’s Goldie Cookies…
In a medium sized pot bring Karo and sugar to a boil until all the sugar is dissolved. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter and vanilla, pour the boiled Syrup mixture into the bowl with the Peanut Butter/Vanilla mixture and mix well. Add 6 Cups of Special K cereal (little by little being sure the cereal is being crushed up into the mix.) Once the Special K has been added and mixed in you should spread it out over a buttered 9×13 inch jelly roll pan with sides- I did this with my buttered fingers. In a pan, combine butter, Chocolate Chips, and German sweet chocolate heat gently until melted and smooth. Once this mixture is smooth, spread it out over the Special K mixture. Let chocolate set before cutting. Do not refrigerate before cutting or you will go into muscle failure trying to cut ‘em. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. These are chewy good!
Thanks Dave Mac!
Here is my other CrossFit pal, Alison’s blog. She is not only an amazing CrossFitter, she is funny.