Oh the thought of baking.......
Usually something I get so excited about. A cozy afternoon with the oven on, maybe rain on the windows, and the smell of cookies swirling through the house.......
But as I sit here right now, peeling my sticky shirt out of my armpits (you are doing it too), baking is the last thing I want to do. You know what I'm talking about.....right? The oven has been locked and banished until the weather cools. So these are the cookies we turn to if we need a treat.
I posted these a couple years ago, and I've since made a few modifications which I LOVED. And after I made them, I realized--hey! These are vegan! You are welcome vegan friends.
These are quick and easy to whip up on a hot day, and the ingredients are items I always have on hand. They don't have any refined sugar or flour, so they can double as both a cookie or an afternoon snack.
No Bake Chocolate Coconut and Almond Cookies
(globs/balls/bites/whatever you would like to call them)
1/2 cup raw honey (you can play around with this and add a little more if you are using unsweetened almond milk)
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup almond butter (make your own! recipe here)
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
a few drops of pure vanilla
pinch of salt
In a medium sauce pan mix honey and cocoa. Stir over medium heat until well combined. Add almond milk and coconut oil. Continue stirring, and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in almond butter, vanilla, salt, oats and coconut. Drop by spoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets.
We like to put ours in the freezer and eat them straight out!
Do you have a favorite no-bake treat?
Have the HAPPIEST 4TH of July tomorrow!