August 7, 2012

Cool No-Bake Cookie Treat

The summer is no time to be in the hot kitchen cooking cookies, so when I found a great no-bake cookie recipe in my new cookbook A Healthy Gluten Free Life I was intrigued. It is not only no-bake, but it is also has no-gluten, no-grain, no-egg, no-milk or dairy, but full on taste and even my sweet refusing hubby nibbles on these. Since the mixture which holds all the yummy healthy bits together is very simple I went creative with the bits and made up a super antioxidant no-bake cookies.

So what is in this yummy cool treat? Glad you asked...

The stick it all together part:
(Place these into a bowl and microwave or heat on your stove until the coconut oil and almond butter mix well together. It is about 30 sec.  in the microwave)

1/2 cup of Almond butter (I like to use Justin's Maple Almond butter because it has such a good taste. use whatever is your favorite nut butter.)
1 t. vanilla
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 T honey

The healthy tasty bits:
(Place these into a bowl and mix well. Then add the above wet mixture and mix again. Once it is well mixed spread onto a flat sheet and freeze in the freezer for  few hours or over night. Remove them from the freezer once they have completely hardened and cut into squares. You can also drop round drops of the mixture onto the sheet and freeze them that way.)
1/2 c coconut flakes
1/2 c chopped nuts (tamari almonds)
1/2 c chopped GF pretzels
1/4 c of your favorite dark chocolate chopped up into bits
1/4 c dried blueberries
1/4 c dried apricots chopped into bits
1/8 c of spicy pumpkin seeds
1/8 c sunflower seeds

You can keep them in a ziplock in the freezer until you need them.  
Serve them cold on a hot day.

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