Archive for November 23rd, 2011

November 23, 2011

mom’s no bake “oats delight”

My mother is a lot of things, and I love her dearly but a baker she is not!  I think that oats delight is maybe the only trick up her baking sleeve, it is however one that brings back childhood memories, of sneaking these little cocoa drops from the fridge. This recipe must have been published in readers digest in the 80’s or something… because I think everyone’s mom makes something like it. I have tweaked her original recipe to be less sweet and more wholeome, and in a pinch they are a great confection. Notice I called these a confection and not a cookie… that’s because I just don’t think that an unbaked or drop cookie is a cookie at all.. in fact I think that brings us to essential cookie element 4: the perfect cookie must be baked to be considered a cookie at all.

In a pot melt:

4 tbsp butter

4 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup fair trade cocoa

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tbsp vanilla

1/2 cup almond butter

1/2 cup cane sugar

In a large bowl combine:

2 cups oragnic rolled oats (use gluten free oats if your wheat intolerant, as lots of oats are chaffed in wheat processing equipment)

1 cup fancy shred organic coconut

1/2 cup hemp seeds

1/2 cup flax seeds

Pour chocolate mixture over oats and mix well.

portion cookies onto wax paper lined tray and allow to set in fridge for about 4 hours before serving.

so simple it’s stupid!