No Bake Cookies

There are days when I am just not into baking. Not many, but I have my moments. Thank God for who ever discovered the first no-bake cookie! These delicious cookies are easy to make and are usually only a 2 or 3 step process to getting a yummy dessert without the multiple batches of cookie sheets in and out of the oven. The only problem I found with most no-bake cookie recipes is that they are loaded with refined sugar and peanut butter. So I did a little experimenting and came up with a new and improved chocolate gem! These will melt in your mouth and satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth:

What you’ll need:

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp raw cacao powder (cocoa is fine if you don’t have cacao on hand…but cacao tastes better :) )

1 cup gluten free quick cooking oats (or rolled oats that have been pulsed in food processor for 15 seconds)

1 cup sugar free shredded coconut

2 heaping spoonfuls of almond butter (or any nut butter variety you like)

1 tsp vanilla

 

Kitchen equipment:

Medium saucepan

Baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper

Sturdy wooden spoon

 

Directions:

Combine honey, coconut oil, and cacao powder in saucepan on medium heat.

Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and add almond butter and vanilla. Stir until melted and creamy.

Add oats and coconut and stir to combine. Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheet. The mixture may run slightly around the cookies.

Refridgerate until completely cool. Enjoy with a nice glass of coconut milk and try not to devour the whole pan :)

Xoxo,

Tiffany

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