Summer is right around the corner, so I decided to try some no bake treats this week. The idea is that it should be easy to make, something fun to get kids involved, and a quick, cool snack to grab from the fridge when you get home from work or school. Here is what you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Next, in a small sauce pan, gently warm the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil. As it melts, give it a stir until it becomes smooth and velvety.
Then add the salt and vanilla, stirring it in well. Once combined, take it off the heat.
Pour the liquid mixture evenly over the oats and nuts. Keep stirring so that the dry mixture is coated. You may have to use your hands if it starts to harden a bit.
Once coated, use a spoon or you hands for form into balls or cookie shapes, and place on a plate or pan.
Place in your fridge for around an hour, or until hardened. You can also place in your freezer which should take less time.
And there you have it, Oat Cocoa No Bake Cookies! These had a lovely flavor and nearly melt in your mouth. They are definitely a great snack to have in the afternoon, or with your morning cup of tea. And I think kids would have a grand time forming the mixture into cookies; just keep younger children away from the hob! I will definitely make these again and will keep a regular amount in the fridge all summer long! Stay cool Bristol, thanks for reading, and Happy Eating!