No-Bake cookies fill me with memories of my childhood. One of my favorite things when I was a kid was when I occasionally came home from school to find a counter full of cookies that were cooling. It was such a sweet treat after a long day. I could rarely wait for them to cool, grabbing a plate and scooping the cookie onto it, eventually shoveling it into my mouth, still a bit too hot to handle.
These cookies are a healthier version of my childhood staple. They are incredibly easy to make and keep well in the freezer for weeks. They have healthy whole ingredients and are bursting with antioxidants. The cacao powder packs them full of calcium and iron, and the chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. These guys will fulfill your sweet craving without the feelings of guilt.
* Nut butter- my favorite for this recipe is peanut butter but sunflower butter and almond butter work great too. If you use a nut butter that is oily, mix really well before putting it in the pot.
** Cacao is less processed than cocoa. It is pretty available in grocery stores now, but can also be found on Amazon or at any health food store. Cocoa works in a pinch but you won’t get all of the healthy antioxidants.
*** Honey can be used instead of syrup.
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