chocolate no-bakes

I must be on a chocolate kick or something... what am I saying, I am always on a chocolate kick. Do you remember those no-bake cookies that your mom always used to make (or perhaps still does) when you were in elementary school? Or maybe someone else's mom did. Regardless, if you didn't grow up with no-bakes as a staple childhood treat then you've really missed out, until now. I was on a mission to recreate the sentiments of my past, except this time using only whole, unrefined ingredients of course! These cookies will blow your mind. Not kidding. The best part? They are SO so simple and easy to make, like 10 minutes. Seriously. Anyways, if these pictures aren't enough to make your mouth water and want to make these cookies, take my word for it. You won't regret it!


ingredients:

2 cups of gluten free oats

1 cup of shredded or flaked unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1 cup of honey

1 cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup of cocoa powder

4 TBS of chia seeds

1/4 tsp of salt

1 tsp of vanilla

1 tsp of ground cinnamon


directions:

Measure out oatmeal, coconut, cocoa powder, chia seeds, salt, and cinnamon. Place in large bowl and stir until well combined. Have ready and measured out the peanut butter as well as the vanilla (the next step happens FAST so it's best to be prepared). Next, over medium heat melt the coconut oil and honey together and bring to a boil. Once boiling, allow the mixture to boil for one minute (this step is important to allow the cookies to set properly). Remove from heat immediately and add to the large bowl containing the dry ingredients. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla as well until all ingredients are incorporated and there is a consistent texture. On a pan with wax paper drop amount desired of no-bake batter for each cookie. Place in the fridge and allow to set for at least 30 minutes. Store in fridge (if there are any left over). Makes about 24 small cookies.