Saturday, May 15, 2010

Healthy No-Bake Cookies

I have been enjoying Southern Grace for a while now. I found this one in her cookie stash and because I'm always trying to make my desserts "healthy" it was a great fit. :) I even added some millet to mine just to give it some crunch- loved it. You can mix these up super fast- isn't that why we all love no-bakes?! I didn't have wheat germ, so I just substituted more of the ground flax seed. It has a distinct flavor, but I thought it was still good. I do have to note that these didn't firm up and set like regular No-Bakes. They were a little softer. The thought crossed my mind to freeze them... but, are you kidding? I wasn't going to wait to find out. :) They made a healthy treat/snack that I didn't feel terrible about letting the kids have a few of... and myself of course. :)

Healthy No-Bake Cookies
1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup peanut butter (crunchy for me!!)
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
2 cups oats
1/2 cup coconut
pinch o' cinnamon

Combine milk, sugar, and cocoa in small saucepan. Heat until a boil is reached. Stir in peanut butter and continue stirring until melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon. After mixing well, stir in oats, wheat germ, flax seed, and coconut. When combined, drop spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.
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grace said...

millet is a great addition! i'm glad you enjoyed them, mushiness notwithstanding. :)

Keri said...

hehe...I read the title and laughed. No Bakes and Healthy don't belong in the same line! I'll be sure to try just to make sure though. :)