No-bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe is not just quick, easy, and healthy, it only makes a sensible number of cookies. This makes it perfect for when you want a treat, but don’t want to derail your diet by eating too many cookies.

I don’t eat a lot of sweets, but when I do, I want to make sure they are as healthy as possible. During the week, when I am busy at work, I don’t tend to eat sweets at all, but at weekends, I sometimes fancy something sugary with my coffee – especially in the afternoon when I am relaxing.

I used to buy cookies, but often found there were too many in the pack, and I’d just end up eating them all. Because of this, now I normally make my own. That way I can control not only what ingredients are in my cookies, but also how many I make. That’s one less excuse for overeating!

These cookies are mostly healthy, and they don’t require any baking, so you can whip up a batch very quickly. If you’ve got kids, or you like the occasional cookies yourself, this recipe is perfect for you.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cooking time – 10 minutes plus 1-2 hours for chilling

Number of servings – 12

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar – you could also use stevia granules
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup natural, no-added-sugar peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup wheat germ
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup oatmeal

Instructions 

  1. In a pan, heat the milk, sugar, and cocoa powder until boiling gently
  2. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until smooth
  3. Add the wheat germ and the oatmeal
  4. Spoon out the mixture onto waxed paper, making 12 cookies
  5. Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours, and then enjoy!

Picture credit – Food.com

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