Chocolate No Bake Cookies

I have been craving cookies recently.   And Trip’s Oreos have been looking really tasty, I have been resisting.  So, last night I whipped up these “No Bake Cookies”.  I remember loving these in elementary school, but wanted to see if I could make them a bit healthier without so much added sugar.

I think I succeeded.  Unfortunately, these are not Paleo, but they are gluten free.   And the best part, they only take 15 minutes to make!

Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces of dark chocolate
  • 1/2c coconut milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 big spoonfuls of almond butter
  • 1/2c coconut flakes
  • 1/3c chopped pecans
  • 1c gluten free quick oats
  • sea salt (optional)

 

Put the chocolate, coconut milk,and coconut oil in a pot and melt over low heat stirring constantly.  When the chocolate is almost melted, add the almond butter and continue to stir until it is mixed.  Once it is all mixed, add in the coconut flakes, pecans, and quick oats.   Stir until all the ingredients are coated with chocolate.  Remove from heat.

Cover two cookie sheets either with parchment paper or aluminum foil.  Take a spoon and drop spoonfuls of cookie mixture onto the covered cookie sheet.  (I sprayed my covered cookie sheets with some coconut oil cooking spray.)   If you want, you can top the cookies with a bit of sea salt. The salt will help cut down some of the sweetness.

 

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Put the cookie sheet into the freezer or refrigerator.  Leave in the refrigerator or freezer until set.  I put one sheet in the freezer and one in the refrigerator.  The cookies will be ready faster if they are in the freezer, but they set just fine in the refrigerator.  Both work, so it just depends on how fast you want to eat your cookies!!

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What I like about these cookies is that you can make them really small.  A lot of the time I don’t want a big cookie, I just want a little bite of something sweet.  These quick “cookies” are just enough to satisfy those chocolate cravings!

 

 

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