These healthy no bake cookies are a quick, easy, gluten free and refined sugar free dessert to whip up for a sweet treat. They are full of complex carbs, yet rich and chocolatey to carb your sweet tooth.
I have always loved baking. It became a passion of mine in high school. It was someones birthday and I was the one making the cake. When my family hosted holiday parties I always made a batch of brownies. At special occasions or celebrations I was the one that brought the dozen of cupcakes. But I have to admit when Christmas time came around I would love to take back my passion and pass the cookie baking off to someone else.
Something about making cookies that I just hate (strikethrough) don’t love as much as making cupcakes, cakes, brownies, sweet breads… Maybe it is the manual labor it requires. You all know what I mean when you can turn a mixer on to make a cake, but come cookie dough and you have to stir and stir and stir to create that thick dough like batter.
By the time I finish mixing my arm is so tired I can barely lift it. Then comes the cookie dough…. now don’t get me wrong I am all about eating some of the brownie batter or cake batter, but cookie dough is so much more accessible with being up to just pick it up. I always end up eating three, four, five cookies in dough leaving me with an upset stomach and a sugar rush.
Getting consistency of your cookie can be so difficult sometimes too. When you are making chocolate chip cookies versus peanut butter cookies the rules change. So finding the right balance of flour, sugar, baking soda, etc to make either a chewy, soft, dense or fluffy cookie can be so hard to nail every time.
Cookies are just a complicated thing, but what isn’t complicated is a no bake cookie. Requiring no baking, no hefty stirring, no rolling into balls or flattening, healthy no bake cookies are pure cookie making bliss.
I have always loved making these cookies, they are almost fool proof. You can’t mess them up, because if you measure ingredients somewhat close they turn out the same chocolatey, peanut buttery, creamy goodness every time.
What I don’t love about them is how much sugar they contain. And that is why these healthy no bake cookies were created. I listed out the normal no bake cookie ingredients butter, sugar, cocoa powder, milk, peanut butter, and oats and then changed them to ingredients I eat in my everyday diet. Instead of butter I used grass fed butter, I replaced sugar with local honey, cows milk with almond milk and peanut butter with almond butter.
These cookies came out with a rich fudge taste and are delicious right out of the fridge. They combine whole ingredients to create a healthy cookie base that you can enjoy daily. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!