no bake cookies for one
I really wanted a giant chocolate chip cookie, but in fear I would eat the whole pan, I decided to come up with an alternative. No-bake cookies. These have a great chocolatey flavor infused with a perfect peanut butter compliment. There is a hint of coconut flavor if you add the coconut, but it’s very subtile. I love no-bake cookies but, to be honest, I love most cookies. However, I have a history with these cookies. My high school English teacher, Patti Frisk, would make them for our birthdays. Yes, she made cookies, or something yummy, for every high school student and the class on their birthdays. She blessed many with her sweet spirit and yummy cookies.
So as I thought of my high school teacher and began to miss her dearly, I began thinking up this recipe. So, for those hot days that you don’t want to turn your oven on, or missing your high school teacher, or a day you just need some yummy chocolate … here’s a great recipe to try.
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (use refined coconut oil if you don't want them to taste like coconut)
- 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/4 cup oats*
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut (optional)
Melt your coconut oil and chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl. Stir in peanut butter, mixing it well. Then add in your oats (and the coconut if you are going to use it). Give it one last good stir, then spoon two little mounts of it onto a wax paper covered plate. Refrigerate until firm. Enjoy.
*To make these gluten free, make sure to use gluten free oats.