Thursday, August 19, 2010

Healthier No Bake Cookies

Since going gluten free I have been looking for some good recipes for sweet treats! It's hard to go to birthday parties and other events without your kids feeling left out when they can't have cake! We don't use white sugar, so I wanted something I could adapt to use honey. I've taken an old favorite and changed it! I plan to make some batches, freeze them, and pull them out to bring to birthday parties with us. I also have a cake recipe I plan to do the same with.

1-1/2 cups honey
4T Cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk (I like coconut milk - YUMMY)
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. real vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter (can substitute other nut butters)
3-4 cups quick oats (I use gluten free)

Combine honey, cocoa, butter, milk, salt, & vanilla in a sauce pan. Bring to a full boil & stir constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat & stir in oats & peanut butter. Start with just adding 3 cups quick oats and add up to a cup more until it is nice and thick. Drop by the spoonful on wax paper and let cool until set. I like to put mine in the fridge or freezer, especially during the summer, to help them set up quicker.
Enjoy! :-)


Bobbi Jo said...

We will be trying this soon. If you wait to put the vanilla in after you have boiled the rest, less of it will evaporate and you will get more of its flavor. Do they set up as well as normal no bakes?

Serenity said...

Thanks for this, Mel! I like to make no-bakes but always feel conflicted about using that much sugar... I will try this ASAP - these are some of my dad's faves and we're staying with them this week!

KBriggs said...

cannot wait to try this recipe.
a few weeks ago i was thinking of making some for home and i quit because of the amount of sugar.
Thank you!