I have a little bit of a thing for anything that combines peanut butter & chocolate together. Is there a better combo? It’s just hard to beat. The only problem is that usually all things peanut butter & chocolate have all sorts of sugar & calories. Well, let’s remedy that, shall we? Remember no bake cookies? Well, I love them…that sweet peanut buttery goodness mixed with chocolate? Yes please. I decided it was time that I make a healthy version…and it turned out AMAZING.
Combine 2 cups of old fashioned oats + 2 scoops of Ideallean chocolate brownie protein powder. Stir until the two are evenly combined.
In a saucepan, stir together the following ingredients over medium heat: 6 TBS of peanut butter, 2 TBS of PB2, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/4 cup of maple syrup of your choice (i used a low carb/sugar free kind), 2 TBS of cocoa powder, 1/8 tsp of salt. Once smooth & combined, stir in 1/2 tsp of vanilla.
Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats, & stir to combine completely. I refrigerated the batter so for about 15 minutes, so it wasn’t quite so runny.
Most no bake cookies will have you drop them onto parchment paper or wax paper, & then you’ll leave them there until they cool. However, I wanted to be sure I could portion them out exactly, so I used a square 9X9 dish instead, & spread the batter out evenly. I put this in the freezer for about 30 mins, so they’d set up quick, & then cut them into 16 squares.
I’m not going to lie, they turned out delicious. The stats aren’t bad either.
For one cookie: 92 calories | 3.9 F | 9 C | 5.7 P (with 1g of sugar & 2g of fiber)