Thursday, January 19, 2012

Skinny Mama's No-Bake Cookies


I'm by no means anywhere near being a "skinny mama" right now...but so as not to gain 60 pounds this pregnancy, I have been experimenting with healthier options.  I love no-bake cookies and decided to do my own low sugar version.  
They turned out yummy...especially since I know the calorie content is much lower than the regular kind!
Here's my concoction :)

Recipe:
1 1/2 Cups of Splenda
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Natural Peanut, Cashew or Almond Butter
1 Stick of Smart Balance Butter Blend or just regular butter
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Tbl dark cocoa powder
3 Cups of Quick Oats


In a saucepan, whisk the butter, sugar, splenda, vanilla, cocoa and milk together.
Let boil for about 1 minute.



Stir in your nut butter.  I found this at Target and I realllly like it!

Moving quickly, add your oats and remove from heat.


 It should look all nice and messy, like this:

Lay out some wax paper and drop spoonfuls of the mixture.

It's gonna be tempting, but try realllllllly hard not to eat one until it's nice and cooled.  Or you can stick a few in the freezer like I did ;)



Yum!

3 comments:

Samantha said...

I've made these twice and they're AMAZING!! The second time I added slivered almonds and they added a bit of a crunch.. so addicting! Thanks for sharing :)

Samantha said...

I've made these twice and they're AMAZING!! The second time I added slivered almonds for a bit of a crunch :) Thanks so much for sharing!!

Barb said...

I bookmarked this page so that I can try them at some point! I know that my family will love them!