Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dark Chocolate No Bake Cookies - 2 points, Menu, Baking Votes Needed!

This is a twist on my husband's favorite cookie - the chocolate no-bake cookie. I adapted this from Health magazine because I needed a cookie recipe that my students could make at school. That means - no oven, ready in less than 20 minutes, and acceptable for a diabetic. This recipe fit all three requirements and got all - around approval from a group of adolescents who will freely complain if they do not like what you feed them! Stone even says that these are just as good as the classic, less healthy version, (which is high praise indeed).

Dark Chocolate No Bake Cookies
4 tbsp creamy peanut butter
4 tbsp soy milk, original flavor, light
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats

1. Place peanut butter, milk, and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 45 seconds; stir. Continue to heat at 15 second intervals, stirring each time, until chips are completely melted.
2. Stir oats into bowl. Mix until coated.
3. Drop by spoon fulls onto waxed paper. Refrigerate 10 minutes before serving.
4. Yields 16, 2 point servings


Sunday

Monday
crock pot black beans

Tuesday
apple cinnamon muffins (for work event)
sushi

Wednesday
salmon burgers

Thursday
crock pot chicken

Friday
night out

Saturday
Sunday School Picnic
grilled Italian chicken
mojito cupcakes

Baking question: My church is having a baking competition. I know I won't win, but I would love to partake and help raise money for the church mission trip to an Oklahoma reservation this summer. What should I make? Right now the votes are between Strawberry Brownie Bonbons (Stone, fab friend Lisa, and super co-teacher Carr) and Dulche de Leche Bars (that one is just me). What do you think?

23 comments:

  1. This is fun - not just for students but for grown-ups. And perfect for those times I need a small chocolate fix.

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  2. Wow looks yummy!!! I am here for first time, happy following you..

    Valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  3. Claudia - I have a lot of those times;)
    Yummychunklet- thank you
    Valar - Thanks and welcome.

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  4. this looks very healthy delicious looking cookies

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  5. Haven't made in my years; thank you for bringing them back and they freeze very well. Love that you include teh week's menu; gives me ideas.
    Rita

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  6. This looks awesome and healthy.

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  7. Angela, I prefer you bake strawberry brownie bonbons. sure you are going to win. Nothing is impossible in this world.

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  8. Strawberry brownie bonbons! Though if you altered the recipe toshortcake, I'd totally vote for you!

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  9. The cookies delicious! Love that they're no bake, great for those days when you don't feel like turning the oven on! Your menu looks great!

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  10. Angela - I am always up for Dulce de Leche anything so the bars would entice me.

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  11. Oh man, they both sound amazing! I think I'm leaning towards the Dolce de Leche Bars though...YUM!

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  12. The cookies look wonderful. I think the dulce de leche bars would be fantastic!

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  13. Your cookies sounds wonderful and your meal plan is impressive. I'd go with the dulce de leche because they are a bit different and folks might be more curious to try them. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. I never heard of no bake cookies, this is amazing. I bookmark the recipe.

    I love bake sales, I have participated in 4 events and my gluten-free coconut macaroons have always been the big hit!

    If I have to choose between your two options. I would agree with Mary and go for dulce de leche. too.

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  15. Those no bake cookies look excellent!
    And for your two options...i would go with dulce de leche bars but i may be biased coz they taste unbeleievably good...hehe.

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  16. These look delicious, and I have to say that I am seriously looking forward to trying them out. Yum!

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  17. I love the use of peanut butter in your recipe :)
    I think you should bake the strawberry brownie bonbons, that sounds amazing and really interesting - good luck!

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  18. As I am not the best baker, these "no bakes" are PERFECT for me! THANK YOU for sharing the simple recipe!

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  19. This cookie is my favorite too.

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  20. This cookie is one of my favorites! Your version looks great :D

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  21. I would go for the bars :) No bake cookies are so good- never met one I didn't like!!

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  22. Instant (almost) gratification! What's not to like? :-D

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