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UPDATE: If you freeze these babies for a couple of hours, they have a texture and taste very similar to the Little Debbie Starcrunch!! YUM!
I was rather sketptical when I found this recipe in The Anti-Infammation Diet & Recipe Book. The classic Chocolate No-Bake Cookies are probably my very favorite cookie…which is why I decided to give these a try and boy oh boy am I glad that I did!! They were hit with my parents as well as with a few select friends who agreed to be my guinea pigs Thanks ladies!!
I didn’t make them exactly as they are in the recipe book…I had to tweak it just a little. :) You should also note, that they do not taste like the standard Chocolate No-Bake Cookies.
They taste different- but in a delcious, melt-in-your-mouth kind of way! Another plus is that you don’t feel like you need to go brush all the sugar off your teeth after you eat them!
Also, you can whip these babies up in no time. It only takes a few minutes to mix it all up. Then stick them in the fridge to chill.
So here is my version of the recipe.
Healthified Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
3 1/2 cups of oats
3/4-1 cup honey (Start with 3/4 and then taste it to see if you’d like it a little sweeter.)
5 tsp cocoa powder (If you are following the anti-inflammation diet, use carob instead of cocoa.)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup almond butter (or any nut butter would work-peanut butter, cashew butter, sun butter, etc)
1/4 cup melted butter
Mix all these ingredients by hand with a spoon and then spoon out on a cookie sheet. Place in the fridge or freezer to chill for about 30 minutes. These cookies will not get hard. After they are chilled, they will still be gooey but not be falling apart.
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