Do you like no-bake cookies? I do, but I haven’t wanted to use the 2 cups of sugar listed in most of the recipes for these!
So I did a little experiment. I tried substituting 3/4 cup of honey for the called for 2 cups of sugar and found that it is a good fit. (I found that these cookies get sweeter as they chill, just so you know if you taste them when they are warm and wonder if you’ve added enough honey. That said, I am not used to super sweet foods, so you’ll have to use your judgement on this.)
Getting the butter and honey and cocoa and milk to boiling is important as that is what cooks the oatmeal when you add it.
So, here’s the scoop:
1 cube of butter (I’d like to try 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup coconut oil)
3/4 cup honey
1/4-1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
Bring to a boil, then add:
2 1/2 cups quick or regular oatmeal (the regular makes them pretty chewy)
1/2 cup peanut butter (Adam’s is a great option)
1 tsp vanilla
Spoon batter onto wax paper lined cookie sheets and chill until firm.
These could certainly be tweaked by adding pecans or almonds, chia or dates, etc.
I hope you have fun with this idea! It’s a good recipe for kids to use. I don’t know how many batches came out of our kitchen on Sunday evenings when our son was wanting that chocolaty, peanut butter taste! Best wishes to you my friend. Jacque