Road Trip Snacks & No-Bake Cookies

What is a road trip without the snacks? Well, we’re fully covered in that department. We have bars, crackers and cookies.

I really wanted to come up with a cookie that would be great to take on the road, one that everyone would like and was super easy. I also had one very ripe sad banana that seriously need to be used up before we left. As I was flipping through my (very unorganized ;o) stash of recipes, I came across my grandma’s recipe for No-Bake cookies. No-Bake cookies are one of my all time favorite childhood cookies. However, these cookies don’t call for a banana, but what they do call for is 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup of butter…….oh my! I just can’t have that….I’m saving all of my calories for delicious mexican food on the riverwalk.

Here’s the original recipe and all of the changes.

2 cups of sugar 1/2 cup of xylitol (or sweetner of your choice)
4 tbsp cocoa
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) 1 VERY ripe banana & 1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup of milk (I used unsweetned vanilla almond milk.)
Let the above ingredients come to a boil and boil for one minute, while your continuously stirring and mashing up the banana with a spoon.

Next, lower heat to medium and continuing to stir add in the following:
pinch of salt (I forgot to add this and I don’t think it make a bit of difference.)
2 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used 2 servings of PB2, which was 1/4 cup, and 1/4 cup sunbutter.)
3 cups rolled oats

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool. Easy peasy!

I’m still partial to the originial cookies, but these are a great substitute. A little chewier, probably because of the banana. I will definitely be making these again and may experiment a little and use brown rice cereal instead of oats.


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No-Bake Cookies (New & Improved)
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Sweet, but not too sweet easy No-Bake cookies. Makes 18 cookies.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of xylitol (or sweetner of your choice) (I used ¼ cup, but I think most people would prefer ½ cup.)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 VERY ripe banana
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup of milk (I used unsweetned vanilla almond milk.)
  • pinch of salt (I forgot to add this and I don't think it make a bit of difference.)
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla
  • ½ cup peanut butter (I used 2 servings of PB2, which was ¼ cup, and ¼ cup sunbutter.)
  • 3 cups rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, while continuously stirring and mashing up the banana with a spoon.
  2. Next turn the heat down to medium and add the rest of the ingredients, continuing to stir.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.

 

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!

 

 

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  1. Hailey Ross says

    Love the spin on the No-Bake Cookies!! I’ve tried them a few times! Excellent!! Must say the almond milk makes them perfect! 😉

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