I love chocolate. I love chocolate with peanut butter even better. What I don’t like is all of the junk you find in products that pair the two. I am always looking for healthier ways to enjoy the combo, so when the kids asked to go to the store for a cookie, I took it as an opportunity to make some peanut butter cookies (well the best part of the cookies – the dough!)
The kids barely let me get in a picture before they gobbled them up. They didn’t seem to mind that they weren’t loaded with processed ingredients and loads of sugar. I like that I’m getting some extra protein and healthy fats from the nuts in this recipe, something that you can’t say about regular peanut butter cookies.
You can even omit the sugar from this recipe if you want it less sweet, or omit the chocolate if you prefer just plain peanut butter cookie dough.
MAKES 8 BITES.
– 1/2 cup raw cashews
– 1/2 cup oats (gluten-free if you want)
– 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
– 1 Tbsp. agave (or maple syrup, or brown rice syrup)
– pinch salt
-1 tsp. vanilla
– 1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips, optional