Simple. That’s the only way to describe these. Actually that’s not true. One can also call them delicious. Mike prefer to call them ‘amazeballs’. I shared them at work (what was I thinking?!) Everyone loved them which is a good sign! But it means there were less cookies for me *sad face* But I’ve been even sadder ever since they disappeared. I was away from home for a few days, eating out, eating really poorly and aside from vegetables, all I could think of was these damn cookies. They take 5-10 minutes to prepare. An hour to cool and 5 more minutes to drop onto a pan. They taste like delicious little protein cookies but with better texture and dare I say even tastier! The oats lend a little crunch to them, the coconut gives them flavor depth and more texture and the honey is just perfectly sweet but not over powering. There is no added sugar (honey is the only sugar!) and if I had children, I would feel more than comfortable giving them these as a treat. Hell, they could even make them themselves! Well … with maybe a little supervision. What wasn’t simple about this recipe though, was what to call them!
1 cup Honey or pure Maple Syrup
1/2 cup Raw Cocoa
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 cup Natural Peanut or Almond Butter
2 cups Quick Oats
1 cup shredded Coconut – Unsweetened
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
-Combine honey, cocoa and coconut oil in medium sized, heavy bottom saucepan. Melt over medium heat, stirring continuously until smooth.
-Add peanut butter and stir until melted – careful not to let it stand long enough to get burned.
-When peanut butter is melted and fully incorporated and smooth, remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
-Set aside until cool enough to handle then using a tablespoon scoop and drop onto a cookie sheet. Put in fridge until coconut oil has fully solidified.
-To speed up the process, once the coconut and oats are combined, spread the mixture evenly in a 9×9 baking pan and put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan (it should slide out) and slice into small two-bite bars. If it’s too frozen to slice, wait 5 minutes for the coconut oil to soften, then slice.
Makes – 40 cookies
Weight Watchers Points per cookie – 3
Calories – 112.6
Fat – 6.7g
Fibre – 1.3g
Sodium – 24.8mg
Carbohydrates – 11.6g
Protein – 2.4g