No Bake Chocolate Cookies

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National Cookie Day & No Bake Chocolate Cookies

It’s National Cookie Day!!!

Every time we go to Target, I get the boy a shortbread cookie from Starbucks and they think it’s the BEST thing in the world.

I mean… it basically IS. Have you had their cookies?!

Alright, so I have to admit, I’m “that mom”… who doesn’t buy too many snacks to begin with, but never cookies, and well, it drives my husband crazy (oh well)!

I mean, everyone eats GOOD in this house. Trust me, nobody is going without.

I just don’t want cookies in the house 24/7 because they’re ALWAYS the first thing people grab when they’re hungry or in a hurry… like… grab an apple or something!

But do you know what’s even better than buying cookies?

Making them!

So, I guess I’m not opposed to them it we bake them!

Know what else is pretty awesome…

NO BAKE COOKIES!!!

Scroll a little bit further to grab the recipe.

Let me know if you try this and what you think!!

Ingredients


1/2 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter

2 TBSP honey or agave

Pinch of pink salt

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup dry oats

1/2 cup puffed rice cereal (like rice crisps)

1 1/2 TBSP raw cacao (only if you like chocolate… if you do not, omit this ingredient!! You may also substitute with an equal part of your favorite protein powder)

2 TBSP carob chips or cacao nibs, or whatever chocolate chips you have lying around your cupboard


Directions

Combine peanut butter, honey (or agave), vanilla and salt in a medium sized pan. Heat on low and stir until all the ingredients are incorporated.

Dump in the oats and puffed rice.

Stir together until everything is combined.

Add in cacao and lastly the chips.

Form balls or flatten into a cookie, if you make it that far.

Keep in the fridge, unless you eat them all first.

They will keep in the freezer up to 3 months, or in the fridge 4-5 days in a sealed container, if they even last that long.

Let me know if you try this recipe!!