Today I want to share a yummy recipe with you all. This is my favorite treat in the whole world. It has been my favorite ever since I learned to make these way back in sixth grade home economics. These cookies are also a fav of my sister. One of us was always making a batch (and I mean always) growing up. We pretty much had to continuously make them because they were eaten by us kids as soon as they cooled off enough to not cause third degree burns! Needless to say, they have become favorites of my kids too! And like when I was younger, my kids never wait until they are fully cooled off.
I have made these no bake cookies several times since I went vegan. I made them the way I was taught though, with milk and butter. I just let my kids enjoy them. But lately, I’ve really had a craving for them. I want to have a yummy treat too! So what’s a chocaholic to do but make a vegan version? I figured I’d only have to change out the butter for coconut oil and the milk for almond milk. I wasn’t sure if it’d work so I just made a 1/2 batch. I also wasn’t sure if they would taste ok either. But, even bad no bake cookies are good, so what the heck?!
I will give you the full recipe which makes about one dozen cookies
Vegan No Bake Cookies
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 cups oatmeal (quick oats works best)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Put the oatmeal in a large bowl and set aside. In medium saucepan stir together the first four ingredients. Bring to a full boil and cook for two minutes. (*Note if you don’t wait until a full boil to start timing, the cookies won’t set up and if you go over the two minutes, the cookies will be too dry). After two minutes, remove from heat and mix in the vanilla. Pour the chocolate mixture over the oats and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool. Enjoy!
So you would’ve thought I got all these cookies to myself. I made it very clear from the get go that the were vegan. I mistakenly thought the kids would avoid them since they avoid the rest of my vegan food like the plague! But no, although I did get to eat the one that I dunked above and that’s it. What you don’t see is that off camera, there are four kids waiting and ready to pounce as soon as I finished with my pictures! It was a feeding frenzy! I didn’t even get a wayward crumb because the dog ate those!
What about you guys? Did you make these in home ec? Do you make any of the variations with coconut or peanut butter? Thank you for your visit!