So this past Sunday I decided to get back to my roots and make some yumminess in the kitchen! I haven’t really baked in a long time. I love to cook/bake and have not really had time until now to do so. Well… I don’t really have time, but it sounded like more fun than getting labels ready for wedding invites going out this week! But alas I still had to print labels Sunday night.
Anyways… I follow this great blogger who is also in the Charlotte area: Designer Wife. I have to admit she is the one who gave me the inspiration to start blogging myself (I haven’t told her yet, :-)). Anyways, I remembered a while back she posted a recipe on some Vegan No Bake Cookies.
I’m all for vegan but at the time I did not have most of the vegan ingredients in my pantry. I also did not have cocoa powder. So instead I used unsweetened chocolate baking squares. Use what you have! Bethenny Frankel would be so proud of me. Haha
Step 1: “Bring sugar, earth balance & soymilk to a rolling boil for 1 1/2 minutes.”
As I mentioned before I had no earth balance in my house, so butter worked as a substitute. No soymilk, but luckily I had almond milk. Finally, I added sugar and the baking squares. I actually only ended up using 5 of them.
I brought all of these items to a boil and then removed them from heat.
Step 2: “Decrease heat and quickly mix in oats, cocoa, peanut butter & vanilla.”
I had the oats and vanilla extract but no regular peanut butter. I find that peanut butter has too many calories and I cannot justify it anymore. I have since then found this wonderful product called PB2. It’s a product made up solely of powdered peanuts and salt. You add water till you reach the level of consistency that you like for your peanut butter. I use it for just about everything. It’s only 45 calories for 2 tbsp of peanut butter versus 200 calories for regular peanut butter. Not to mention, it actually tastes good to be so healthy! I think that makes PB2 a no brainer. But alas, I had no original PB2 in the house, I just finished it off this past week. So Chocolate PB2 came to my rescue.
Step 3: “Mix well and drop large spoon fulls on to wax paper or sheets of foil.”
And there you have it folks! Yummy, gooey, delicious no bake cookies. I have to admit that the hardest part of the cookie making process was waiting for them to cool.
It just makes you want to lick the bowl clean. 🙂 And you might be wondering, “where is that handsome fiance of yours during this cookie making event?”
Sleeping sound as a baby. Haha Isn’t he so cute? 😉 But of course I needed a taste tester, so I gently woke him up and let him know that he had cookies to test!
They passed the taste test! But what chocolate dessert does not? If my co-workers are lucky, they might be seeing these yummy treats soon!
Hope that you enjoy the recipe and make it your own. 🙂
DW’s Vegan No Bake Cookie Recipe:
2 cups unbleached raw sugar
1/2 cup earth balance
1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk
3 tbs. cocoa
1 tbs. natural peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oats
* Bring sugar, earth balance & soymilk to a rolling boil for 1 1/2 minutes.
* Decrease heat and quickly mix in oats, cocoa, peanut butter & vanilla.
* Mix well and drop large spoon fulls on to wax paper or sheets of foil.
* Immediately enjoy one while warm & gooey… let the rest set until cool.
* Lick the spoon.
PS: I found the pink to be very appropriate. 🙂