Dave’s Goldie Cookies

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!”

Here are a few of the CF Women I work out with during the week and boy do we have a great time. These girls kick my butt but I still love them!

Now for Dave’s Goldie Cookies…

Goldie Cookies
1 cup of Brown Sugar
1 cup of Karo White Syrup
1 1/3 cups smooth peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
6 cups Special K cereal
12 ounce semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bar German Chocolate
1 T. butter

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.

For more Peanut Butter Goodness…
Peanut Butter Bars
Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Redskin Pie
Chicken Satay


  1. Shelby
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 7:24 AM | Permalink

    Way to go on the weight loss and healthy lifestyle. A little treat once in a while does not hurt! Looks great!

  2. Fallon
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM | Permalink

    Hot mama!!! You look amazing. It's definitely a lot of hard work to eat a good diet and get in a good workout. But when something with chocolate and peanut butter comes along.. how can you resist? Work hard, to play hard. 😉

  3. Sabrina
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 1:39 PM | Permalink

    WOW Robin Sue you look amazing. I didn't know you could get prettier, but ya did. Congrats. Dave's cookies look very good. I will be trying those soon.

  4. Alison
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM | Permalink

    Aw, thanks for the shout out Robin! I must say we do look pretty great in that picture. How have I missed these cookies? Maybe they are all gone before I get to them…

  5. the country cook
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, I just love those bars! I haven't seen them in forever!

  6. RecipeGirl
    Posted January 25, 2011 at 7:54 AM | Permalink

    You look great– and happy too!

    I'd have a nibble of these bars to cheat on my diet.

  7. Biz
    Posted January 25, 2011 at 4:01 PM | Permalink

    I want your guns when I grow up! you look amazing!

    Thanks for your virtual hugs yesterday – I know my hubs and I will get through this, but love how the blogging community is there for us!


  8. grace
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 6:36 AM | Permalink

    you are FIERCE, robin sue. bravo on your achievements (and thanks for the tasty recipe!). 🙂

  9. sophiesfoodiefiles
    Posted January 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM | Permalink

    Bravo, Robin!! You look wonderfully!

    These bars look equally tasty & fab!!

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