A Healthier Twist to No Bake Cookies

August 19, 2014


I will be the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth problem and then I wonder why my oldest always wants sweets. ;)

Over the weekend I decided to whip up a batch of one of my favorite cookies; the delicious No Bake Cookie. Mmmm….

In my attempt to get everything out and ready to make them I realized I didn't have any butter and typically the recipe calls for a stick of butter. I was determined to enjoy a No Bake Cookie before the night was over so I had to improvise.

Lately I've been trying to do incorporate some healthier options in my cooking and I've been using coconut oil a lot and decided to use that in place of the butter. There are several benefits to using coconut oil in many different applications. 

The cookies turned out fantastic and when I offered my picky toddler one, I was positive he’d turn me down, but since it looked like chocolate he tried it out and to my surprise he really liked it. He said “ooo….yummy mama! I like it!” I then went to the other room to grab some laundry and I heard him singing in Yo Gabba Gabba fashion “So yummy, so yummy! There’s party in my tummy! So yummy, so yummy!”

Thank you coconut oil for saving the day because we wouldn't want to miss the party in my little boy’s tummy! ;)

If you want to attempt my twist on No Bake Cookies I've included my recipe below.

Enjoy!

xoxo,
Krista

INGREDIENTS:
2 Cups granulated sugar
1/2 Cup coconut oil
1/2 Cup Low-Fat Milk
1/3 Cup baking cocoa
1 Cup peanut butter
3 Cups Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

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PREPARATION:
In large saucepan, combine sugar, coconut oil, milk, and cocoa. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Continue boiling 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in  peanut butter and oats.
Drop spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm. Store tightly covered.





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