Tuesday, February 22, 2011

No Bake Compromise

I do my best to eat right and cook healthy meals that are quite tasty as well.  However, I am not above a little compromise to please my husband by trying to preserve the food he loves.  One of his all time favorite cookies is the always simple to make No Bake Cookie.  Chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal deliciousness.  As a side note, they are one of my favorites too.  I experimented today and came up with a delicious version with a few healthier alternatives. Big bonus....the smile on my husbands face.  P.S.  He doesn't know about the "healthy touches".  At least not until he reads this blog in the morning :)

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

2 cups organic sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup organic almond butter
3 cups oats

Mix the sugar, cocoa powder, butter, olive oil and milk in a saucepan stirring often until it comes to a boil.  Let boil for1 minute.  Then add the remaining ingredients and quickly stir thoroughly as it thickens fast.  Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.  Let cool.  They will harden as they cool.  Enjoy!


  1. I remember making these with my mum when I was a little girl. Whole kitchen smelled from cocoa and vanilla and of course I was in charge for cleaning the bowl afterwords with my hands and tongue :)
    Thanks for bringing back memories!

    have a look at my blog if you have time http://www.harmonic-day.blogspot.com/

  2. Monika, I also made these when I was young. Well, not the healthier version but I have fond memories of them as well. It sounds like you had the fun job...cleaning up the bowl :) I will definitely check out your blog!