Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oh She Glows No Bake Chocolate Cookies

While on vacation last week, I indulged in quite a few desserts.  I am never one to turn down key lime pie. As such, I tried to keep my purchases at the market this week a little cleaner, which meant no ice cream.  That's all well and good, but it's only Wednesday and I already found myself digging into the bag of chocolate chips, so I knew I needed to make something.  Oh She Glows No Bake Chocolate Cookies were the perfect option for chocolately banana goodness with some extra nutrition thrown in for good measure.  The best part was that they took less than 10 minutes to prepare.  The worst part was waiting the hour for them to firm up in the freezer.

Frosty No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
recipe from Oh She Glows

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips (non-dairy if you are vegan)
1 large banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cocoa powder
sweetener, optional (I thought they were plenty sweet)

In a microwave safe bowl, or over a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips.  Be careful not to burn.
Using a large spoon or fork, mash the banana into the melted chocolate.
Stir in the remaining ingredients, mixing well to ensure even distribution.
Line a dish with parchment or wax paper and drop seven cookies (may vary depending on your size).
Freeze for at least an hour until firm.

They are chewy, cold and chocolately.  Perfect for any sweets craving!


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