I remember as a kid making no bake cookies. One of my daughters loved making no bake cookies too. I think she liked making them because they are quick and easy. And YUMMY!
I wanted to have adults and children test these cookies before I shared them with you. I took some to my grandchildren. Both of my cute grandsons loved them!
My grandson had a friend over and he asked if the friend could have one. I said if it was okay with the friends grandma then it was okay with me. He went to ask the grandma and said “Can she have a cookie? They don’t have sugar in them!” Smart boy! 🙂
To keep these no bake cookies healthy we need to use ingredients that are whole and don’t have the junk in them. I will also share links with you on why these cookies are healthy. So many health benefits from a simple cookie.
Your honey should be raw, unfiltered honey. There are a lot of health benefits with honey. You can find out what some of the health benefits are here.
Coconut oil should be extra virgin coconut oil. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00Y8HZS1W” locale=”US” tag=”beewhole-20″]This is the kind I buy.[/easyazon_link] I love buying my coconut oil on Amazon! I have it set up to get automatic delivery once a month. If you do this you get a small discount. I also shared some of the health benefits of coconut oil here.
I use [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M25XYLZ” locale=”US” tag=”beewhole-20″]raw cacao powder[/easyazon_link] in all my cooking that calls for cocoa powder. There are SO many health benefits from the cacao bean when it is raw. I shared some of those benefits with this recipe.
For your [easyazon_link identifier=”B004W9H7I8″ locale=”US” tag=”beewhole-20″]peanut butter[/easyazon_link] you want the only ingredients to be peanuts and salt. One bad thing about using peanut butter that is natural is it tends to separate. I found that if I put it in the fridge upside down then when I open it to use it the liquid is now on the bottom instead of the top.
Healthy No Bake Cookies
1 cup raw unfiltered honey
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)
- In medium saucepan combine honey, coconut oil, and cacao powder. Bring to a boil over medium heat for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until peanut butter melts and mixture is smooth.
- Stir in oats, vanilla and coconut. Drop on wax paper. When it cools a little you can form into balls.