Foodie, Recipe, Sweets

*Healthy-ish* No Bake Cookies

June 14, 2013

No Bake Cookies

It seems like everyone and their mother has a no bake cookie recipe. They’re all tasty, but most include (at least) 1 stick of butter, several cups of sugar, and milk. I never seem to have any of those things on hand anymore  (especially sugar…must be a sign of the apocalypse), so when I got a craving for these bad boys I had to improvise with what I did have on hand.

The result? Ridiculously tasty and decadent cookies that didn’t require my oven to be on! Plus, I had zero guilt eating one (or two) since all the ingredients are good food choices for this preggo mama (I will go to my grave saying that chocolate chips are a good for you food! They’ve restored my patience and sanity more times than I can count!).

They are a nice cold and chocolatey treat on a warm summer day. I think these will be a our new “must have in the freezer at all times” treat for my little family this summer.

No Bake Cookies

Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup all natural peanut butter
2/3 cup raw honey
2 cups oats
2 tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs ground flax
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a small saucepan, combine the coconut oil, peanut butter, honey, and cocoa powder. Heat until everything is melted together and is a nice smooth consistency.
In a medium mixing bowl, add the oats, flax, and chocolate chips. Stir to combine. Pour the warm peanut butter mixture into your bowl of oats and stir until everything is evenly coated.
On a parchment lined baking sheet, spoon out dollops of the cookie mixture to fill the sheet; you should end up with 12 “normal” size cookies or 9 giant monster cookies…I went monster size (as you can see).
No Bake Cookies
Place in your freezer and allow at least 20 minutes for them to “set up”. Store cookies in an airtight container in the freezer (you can store them in the fridge, but they will get a bit messier).

Recipe adapted from New Nostalgia blog

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