No Bake Cookies – ‘Healthified’

 

Recently, I had an intense craving for the classic no bake cookies. Chocolate, peanut butter, oats….yum! However, I wanted to see if I could give the recipe a little makeover, to make it a tiny bit healthier. I was able to reduce the sugar, sub out the butter for healthier fats and still have the delicious flavor I remember. I love when my ‘experiments’ work out! Of course, don’t get me wrong, this is still a treat and not a health food, but with all those oats and protein from the peanut butter…I just might have justified eating them for breakfast.  Okay, I totally ate them for breakfast!

 

No Bake Cookies – ‘Healthified’

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar*
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 4 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter*
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *Notes – I used ½ cup sugar and ½ cup Stevia in the Raw – just depends on your preference. Any nut butter, or peanut butter replacement, such as WowButter or SunButter could be used in the place of peanut butter. A combination of quick cooking and old fashioned oats, or all quick cooking can be used if you prefer.

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, coconut oil, and cocoa.
  2. Bring to a boil, and cook for about a minute.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
  5. Place in fridge to cool and set.
  6. {store in refrigerator since coconut oil melts above 76 degrees F}
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Comments

  1. When did coconut oil become healthier than butter? I thought coconut was on the list of bad for you oils. Educate me please. Thanks.

  2. Thank you! Thank you! I love the ‘subs’ you’ve made in this special treat. Using coconut oil is just brilliant. I AM making these soon!

  3. Hey, I just made these are they’re delicious. I added my leftover shredded coconut and it tastes great. Thanks for sharing.

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