My oldest son came home from school one day with a recipe he’d read about in his language arts class. It was for no-bake cookies. He really wanted to try it out, so we did. The cookies were delicious and super kid-friendly since they required no oven time … but they were loaded with butter and sugar. I was sure I could come up with a similar recipe, but minus all the fat and refined sugar. Here is my “healthy” version of no-bake cookies.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 4 tbsp milk or almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup honey
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a bowl, whisk together the oatmeal, cocoa powder, flax seeds and salt.
- In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter, milk, vanilla and honey.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.
- Roll the mixture into small balls, about the size of golf balls, and place on baking sheet.
- Chill for 30 minutes.
- You can store the energy bites in an air tight container in the fridge for up to one week.
*Yield: About 15 balls