On this ultra rainy day I perused the internet for a simple healthy no bake cookie. On Food.com I found a great no bake recipe that I’ve adapted. It was quite simple and one batch makes a dozen gooey cookies. If you’re not feeling like going through the process of baking this is a nice alternative and the recipe produced a chewy peanut butter chocolaty treat. Feel free to adapt this recipe to items you have in your kitchen. I would have used heavy cream in place of the milk if I’d had it and I’m sure a nut milk would be an excellent substitute, too.
Peanut Butter Cocoa No Bake Cookies
- 3 tablespoons 2% milk (or heavy cream)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/3 creamy peanut butter
- 1/8 cup wheat germ
- 1 cup oatmeal
Heat milk and maple syrup on low to medium heat, stirring constantly, until just boiling. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and peanut butter and stir until smooth. Then mix in the wheat germ and oatmeal until blended nicely and all oatmeal is coated. Using a small cookie scoop or your hand, form rounded balls and place on plate. Serve and enjoy.
Source: Adapted from Food.com.