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Healthy No-Bake Cookies

January 15, 2019

 

It's the beginning of the year and like everyone else, we are trying to back off the sweets a little.  Last night we made Healthy No-Bake Cookies and my kids are always excited when we do.  They taste good and are a fun treat.  This is a treat I don't feel guilty giving the kids or even putting in their lunch boxes.  We made them in the shape of hearts since Valentine's Day is around the corner.  

 

Instead of coconut oil, I used butter.  We prefer the taste of butter over coconut oil.  These are easy to make and only take a few ingredients. 

 

The honey came from Bastin Honey Bee Farm at HHM.  We do have two honey producers now and either honey would work great! 

 

Ingredients

 

1 cup natural peanut butter

½ - ¾ cup honey

½ cup coconut oil (or butter if you prefer)

6 Tablespoons cocoa powder

2 teaspoons vanilla

2¼ cups gluten-free quick oats

 

 

Instructions

 

1. Note: You can use regular peanut butter - but of course, that will make your cookies reduced sugar rather than sugar free.

 

2. Combine first four ingredients in a sauce pan and warm gently on stove top.*

 

3. Next, add in the vanilla, oatmeal, and stir well.

 

4. Drop by the spoonful onto a saran lined plate and let cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator - if they last that long.

 

5. Enjoy!

 

Notes

*If you’re using raw honey, you’ll want to be careful to warm it only until the coconut oil melts and the peanut butter softens. No reason to heat the life out of your honey!

 

Found on Pinterest at The Frugal Farm Wife

 

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