These little bite size treats are so easy and so good! A healthy twist on a traditional no bake cookie, but yet they look so much cuter rolled in bite size balls and dusted with powdered sugar! I had bright cupcake liners, which I think made a darling presentation! These are a perfect dessert to take to a friends, great for a care package, or a fun way to get your kids involved in the kitchen!
1/2 cup Stevia
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp organic unsalted butter
1/2 cup fat free milk (or non-dairy product of your choice)
2 tbsp organic peanut butter
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
organic powdered sugar or cocoa powder for dusting (optional)
Begin, by combing the first four ingredients: Stevia, cocoa powder, unsalted butter and milk in a small saucepan and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat and mix in oatmeal, organic peanut butter. Add the vanilla last, because vanilla will evaporate if added to high heat.
Drop by tablespoons onto a wax paper or roll into balls with slightly moist hands and refrigerate overnight. The next day you can roll them in powdered sugar or cocoa powder if desired. Keep refrigerated if storing for several day.Read More
As a kid I loved ice cream sandwiches, didn’t you? I remember during the hotter months of the school year, after school my mom would take me to a Water and Ice store to get ice cream. I think ice cream is one of those desserts most everyone loves and it is definitely many peoples guilty pleasure. The other week we had a BBQ and we had 12 kids at our house, so I thought I would channel one of my inner childhood desserts and make homemade ice cream sandwiches. I would have made the cookies from scratch, but I was so busy that day I didn’t have time. I bought a healthier store brand of pre-made cookie dough, one container of chocolate chip and one container of sugar cookie.
12 chocolate chip cookies (I made extra)
12 sugar cookies (I made extra)
Vanilla ice cream
Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes and then remove them from the oven and place them on wire racks, to cool. Let the cookies cool for about 30 to 45 minutes. Once the cookies cool take the softened vanilla ice cream and scoop one scoop on 12 cookies. Then take the other 12 cookies and place them on top, slightly pressing the ice cream between the two cookies. Take your choice of sprinkles, I used red, and douse the sides of the ice cream with sprinkles. (Warning: when doing this many ice cream sandwiches only do 3 at a time then place in them in the freezer and repeat. The ice cream can get too soft and then you will have a melting mess, believe me!)
(these cookies started to melt on me! work quickly – hints why I said 3 at a time!)Read More
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (or flour of you choice)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup avocado (or butter, softened)
3/4 cup Stevia (or organic granulated sugar)
3/4 cup packed organic brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large organic eggs
1 (12 ounce) package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup of coconut
PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Cube the avocado and add it to a food processor with the vanilla extract and 2 eggs, process until smooth. In a separate bowl add the avocado mixture, granulated sugar, brown sugar and mix in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Take the batter and roll in into individual golf ball sized cookies and place on a greased baking sheet.
BAKE for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
A night of sewing is in store for my mom and I. We are making curtains, and I have had a sweet tooth sense dinner. I need chocolate!!! My mom doesn’t have any chocolate, so I am going to make my own chocolate dessert. I need something simple and quick; no-bakes sound perfect. Godiva Carmel coffee is brewing, and us girls are hard at work.
These simple delicious no bakes nearly taste like you melted Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and poured it over oats! I know its not the healthiest dessert, but organic ingredients + home-made = simply perfect!
You will need a pot, cookie sheet, wax paper, mixing bowl, and a wooden spoon….
5 cups organic oats
1/2 cups organic light brown sugar
1 cup of sugar in the raw (or your preference)
4 T organic cocoa powder
3/4 cup of half and half (or milk, almond milk, etc.)
1/2 stick of unsalted organic butter, cubed
1 cup or organic peanut butter
1/2 cup organic applesauce
2 T pure vanialla extract
1 T of brewed coffee (optional)
Hint: Coffee brings out the flavors in chocolate, its my special ingredient!
Bring the butter, applesauce, sugar, peanut butter and cocoa to a boil. Pull the pot off the heat and pour in the half and half and vanilla. Place 5 cups of oats in a separate bowl. Pour the hot mixture onto the oats and mix thoroughly. On a cookie sheet place a piece of wax paper and use a spoon to drop spoonfuls of the no-bake mix onto the cookie sheet. The recipe can yield about 30 depending on how big your spoonfuls are. Place the cookies in the ice box for 15 minutes. Serve with coffee or milk and enjoy!Read More