|Still hot from the pan... I couldn't resist nibbling|
Making over Great Great Grandma's no bake cookie recipe? Absolutely! A favorite of so many people for so many years but the amount of sugar in this simple, chewy cookie gives me a sugar rush just thinking about it!
Because of the amount of oat meal (rolled oats, quick oats) in this cookie, it is not a low carb option, but you can make it healthier by substituting a couple of ingredients or brands; which is what I did yesterday when I made these. My husband came home, ate one... then came back for seconds and thirds and told me how addicting they were. Oooops! But at least he's not eating a weeks worth of sugar in one sitting!
No Bake Cookies
1/2 c butter
1/2 c unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk, but milk does have sugar in it)2 c sweetener substitute (1 c Xylitol granules and 1 c Swerve or Splenda)
4 T cocoa powder
3 c oatmeal1 c natural, no sugar added peanut butter (Joseph's or Smuckers - read your labels)
1 t vanilla
*optional: you can add unsweetened, shredded coconut or chopped nuts if you wish
In a saucepan, bring the sugar substitutes, cocoa, butter and milk to a boil. Whisk quickly until smooth. Remove from heat. Add the oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir to blend. Drop by tablespoons on parchment or foil and let set until hardened a bit so they don't fall apart! After about 2 minutes or so you can shape them a little if you wish (I flattened mine a bit) or leave them in haystacks. Let harden and cool completely.
|Warm and newly formed no bake cookies ready to let cool and set up|