This may just be the most deliciously dangerous recipe I have ever posted on this blog.
I’m so excited!
I really can’t take credit for the genius behind these little gems. This is Heather’s recipe and I stumbled upon it last week while working at the yoga studio. You see, Heather goes to my studio and has a fabulous gluten-free food blog AND has written a beautiful little cookbook full of tantalizing gluten-free desserts. She also does a mean warrior two.
I’m smitten. And I eat bread.
Anyway, I came across her cookbook innocently enough on day three of savory week. My palms were sweaty. My whisk was lonely. I paged through Heather’s cookbook hungry and hormonal. And when I came across a recipe for no-bake cookies I had to stop and copy it down. And then run home and make them immediately.
Are you one of those people that once you decide you need something, you need it NOW?
Like, if you don’t put chocolate in your mouth within five minutes the entire world will end?
Yeah, me too. These no-bake cookies come in very handy for those times!
And despite all of the butter, sugar and chocolate in these cookies, I choose to believe they are healthy because they have oats in them!
Thank you, Heather. The world is a better place because of these cookies.
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
slightly adapted from Dig In: Sweets: gluten-free food for everyone
makes about 3 dozen small cookies
3 T butter
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 heaping tablespoons cocoa
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter (I like crunchy all natural peanut butter here)
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
Melt the butter on the stove. Add the sugar, cocoa and milk and stir well. Add the peanut butter and chocolate chips. Stir. Add the oats. Stir again.
With wet hands, form little balls of dough and on a wax paper lined plate or pan. Refrigerate for thirty minutes until hard.