Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Healthy chocolate no bake cookies

I do not remember where I found this recipe, but these little cookies are awesome, and of course the best part is that they're healthy!  They have no sugar, butter, oil, or flour (even though I have nothing against flour, especially whole wheat flour.  I do lots and lots of baking with flour.).  Honey or maple syrup is used instead of the sugar; we prefer raw local honey or pure maple syrup.  I usually use honey because pure maple syrup is so expensive.

These cookies are quick and easy to throw together, but be sure to make them ahead of time because they need to set up for about 2 hours in the freezer (of course you could just eat the batter with a spoon if you wanted!).  They're rich and chocolatey so if that's your thing (it's definitely mine!) I bet you'll like these.

printable recipe
Healthy Chocolate No Bake Cookies
makes about 24 cookies

¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup honey (or maple syrup)
2 tsp vanilla                          
2 bananas
½ cup peanut butter
2 cups oats

Combine the cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla in a bowl.  Whisk until combined (it’ll take a minute or so and should look like chocolate syrup – see pic below).  Add the bananas and mash into the mixture.  Then add the peanut butter and mix well.  Add the oats and mix.  (You may have to add more oats – you don’t want the mixture to be too dry because the cookies won’t stay together, but you don’t want it to be too wet either because it’ll just be a gooey mess – see pic below.)

Spoon cookies onto wax paper, as big as you like.  Place in the freezer until set, about 2 hours.  Transfer the cookies to a container with a lid and keep them stored in the freezer.

Now for some pics!

This is what the cocoa powder/honey/vanilla mixture should look like when it's thoroughly combined - this would probably be a good topping for ice cream!  *Note - I halved this recipe this time around, for what reason, I have no idea.  They did not last long.

Izzy was my helper.  She likes to help me cook and bake, especially when chocolate is involved.

Adding the oats after mixing up the banana and peanut butter.

Here's the consistency we ended up with.  Like I said above, I halved the recipe, only needing 1 cup of oats, but we ended up adding just a tad more - maybe 2 tbsp or so.  It's still gooey, but not dry.

And here's Izzy licking up as much chocolate as possible.


We ended up with 13 cookies.  Izzy spooned them out, so some ended up on the small side.

More chocolate leftovers.

And more.

Pretty yummy!

We love love these cookies.

I hope you like them!


  1. Your girls are so sweet! :) I can't believe you're having another girl! How fun! :) I love my girls.

    I've been meaning to tell you...we've been making your Oven Pancake on a regular basis ever since you posted that recipe and WE FREAKING LOVE IT. :) I've been meaning to post about it (I'll link to you of course!) because it is *that* good!

    And thanks for reminding me that you changed your web address. I remember you mentioning it a while back but totally forgot!

    And now I'm going to demand a Pregnancy Update Post! With love, of course. ;o)

    1. Thank you! We're excited. And I'm so glad you like the oven pancake! I was planning to do another pregnancy post, probably in the next few weeks :)

      Glad to hear from you again!!