Cooking with Preschool Kids: Healthy NO Bake Cookies

Healthy NO Bake Cookies


These are really good if your looking for a chocolate treat
without all the sugar.

6 Tbs coconut oil (divided)
1⁄4 c. plus 2 Tbsp peanut butter (divided)
1⁄4 c. plus 1 Tbsp Grade A dark maple syrup (divided)
1⁄4 c. dutch process (or dark) cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch of kosher salt
1 c. rolled oat

Place 9 cupcake liners into a muffin tin. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 5 tablespoons coconut oil and stir together 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1⁄4 c. maple syrup, 1⁄4 c. cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 pinch of kosher salt. When fully combined, remove from heat and stir in 1 cup rolled oats. Spoon into cupcake liners. Refrigerate while making the peanut butter topping.

In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together 1⁄4 cup peanut butter, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Spoon the warm peanut butter mix over the chocolate oat mixture. Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes until set. Store in refrigerator.

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  1. Do you have a calorie count for these? Also, if I don’t have maple syrup, what do you recommend as a substitute?

    • They are about 213 calories per cookie, and we recommend trying honey instead of maple syrup. Enjoy!

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