Monday, April 4

No Bake ChocOatmeal Cookies

I have a special place in my belly for no-bake cookies. These ones just took front and center, because they are not only deliciously chocolatey, but also gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and soy-free!

Here's the recipe!
Makes 2 dozen with 5 minutes prep, 3 minutes cook time and 40 minutes chill time.

2/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
5 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup gluten free rolled oats (or quinoa flakes)
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine maple syrup, oil, cocoa and cinnamon. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter, rolled oats and vanilla until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto waxed paper and chill to set, about 30 minutes.

*I have since made more of these cookies, and I tried adding shredded coconut. Oooh, yum, it made them taste more like Girl Scout Samoa cookies. Yum!