Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut (optional - use an extra ¼ cup of oats if you skip the coconut)
  • 1 cup roasted almonds or other nuts (I used a leftover mix of roasted/unsalted cashews, pecans and almonds)
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Add the oats, shredded coconut, and almonds (or nut mix) to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until ground into small pieces and then transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat until the mixture is smooth and the chocolate chips are completely melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the liquid over the oat mixture and stir together until fully combined.
  3. Using a scoop or tablespoon, portion out small balls of "dough", rolling them gently in your hands before setting them on a baking sheet. Once the balls are formed, chill in the refrigerator until firmly set, about 1-2 hours.
Recipe by Daily Rebecca at http://www.dailyrebecca.com/2014/09/healthier-chocolate-peanut-butter-bake-cookies/