Monday, January 14, 2019

Healthy No-Bake Cookies




No-bake cookies were a favorite of mine as a girl. I wanted to share this childhood favorite with my kids but most no-bake cookie recipes call for a whopping two cups of sugar! This grown up healthier version tweaks the ingredients a tad to make them better for you. Instead of all that sugar these cookies are sweetened with only 1/3 cup honey. I think this recipe tastes just as good as the original except that I feel better feeding it to my family.

We have a peanut allergy in our house so instead of the the traditional peanut butter I use sunflower seed butter and we like them just as much that way. I also like to use a combination of old fashioned oats and quick oats to add some variety to the texture. If you only have one or the other on hand just use what you have and they will still be delicious.





Healthy No-Bake Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup sunflower seed butter or other nut butter
1/3 cup raw honey
1/4 cup grass fed butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup quick oats
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Directions:

1. Over medium heat combine sunflower seed butter (or other nut butter), honey, butter, and coconut oil in a medium size sauce pan. Sir until warm and well combined. 

2. Remove from heat and immediately stir in chocolate chips, allowing them to melt. Add the oats and cocoa powder and stir until well combined. 

3. On a parchment lined sheet drop heaping spoonfuls into a cookie shape or alternatively add the cookie mixture into mini parchment lined muffin cups. Place in refrigerator until set. Store leftover cookies in fridge.



-Amy


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