One of my favorite bloggers recently shared a recipe for No Bake Cookies that was prefaced by a warning, “Non-healthy recipe ahead!” Yeah… it’s not winning any healthy food awards, but I mean, it’s gluten-free and it’s chock full of oats – so that practically makes it a healthy breakfast right 😉
I’ve tried to make a SunButter version of No Bakes for several years now and I have never had any truly successful attempts. But this recipe – no fail – perfect every time! I reduce the amount of sugar just a little bit from the original recipe, add a bit more vanilla, and use SunButter instead of peanut butter. I haven’t tried to turn this recipe completely vegan, but I plan out trying it out soon and will update with some pictures of the result!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 2/3 cups sugar (I used evaporated cane juice)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup SunButter
- 3 cups oats
- Start by melting the butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar, cocoa powder, and milk.
- Bring the chocolate mixture to a rolling boil and continue to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat, then add in vanilla and SunButter. Stir until SunButter has melted completely. Stir in the oats until they are fully coated in chocolate mixture, working quickly so the mixture stays hot.
- Drop cookies in desired size on a greased or wax paper lined baking sheet. Let the cookies stand uncovered until they harden completely, then store at room temperature.