Tis the season for holidays, football and let’s face it….cookies! My son loves no bake cookies, so I was on a quest to find a healthier version that he would enjoy. I came across a recipe on the Frugal Farm wife and adapted it a smidge to fit our needs. Luckily it was a winner with my son! We have made these a couple times for when we gather to watch football, but I will be also making them for the holidays. They are a great quick sweet treat and can be added to any table of cookies. The consistency is a touch different than the typical no bake cookies, but they are still good. The original recipe called for 6 Tablespoons of cocoa powder, but we found that to give it too much of a bitter cocoa taste, so I cut it down. You can also use gluten free oats or even chunky peanut butter to make them gluten free or more texture. Either way, I hope you enjoy!
Healthy Unbaked Cookies
1 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil (or organic butter)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups quick oats (make sure to use quick oats only!)
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper (I did two cookie sheets). Combine first three ingredients in a sauce pan and warm gently on stove top until everything is melted. Stir gently and add in the vanilla, oatmeal, and cocoa, and stir well. Using a spoon gently drop a heaping spoonful onto the lined cookie sheet and let cool.
Some additional notes: If you feel the cookies need to be more “firm” add an additional 1/8 to 1/4 cup of quick oats. Feel free to add or top with additional goodies like shredded coconut or even some crushed peppermint candy canes on top for the holidays.
21 Day Fix: 2 Cookies = 1 YELLOW (Reserve for treat days!)