No-Bake 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies 🍪🍫🍪
I’ve loved the simplicity of no-bake cookies ever since I was a young girl.
They’re just a fun little project for those times when you don’t want to put in *too* much effort, but still want to feel accomplished by making homemade treats…❤
Don’t let the simplicity fool ya – these are GOOD! Go ahead and use ANY nut butter you like…cashew butter would be FAB.
➡️ Cacao vs. Cocoa
Although they are completely interchangeable, cacao & cocoa are each processed differently.
Cacao is the purest form of chocolate. It’s an excellent source of antioxidants and has a high amount of flavonoids. Cacao is higher in protein, fiber, magnesium, and iron than its cousin cocoa.
If all you have on hand is cocoa powder, then that’s fine to use.
When you have a choice at the grocery store, reach for the lesser processed raw cacao to take advantage of its awesome health benefits in all of your homemade treats!
➡️ Sweetness Factor:
A very personal taste preference, so you may want to use more or less maple syrup/honey, depending on YOUR family’s specific taste preferences.
➡️ Coconut Butter:
I usually make my own coconut butter because it’s far more economical than buying jars at the store. Simply grab a bag of unsweetened organic shredded coconut (let’s do organic brand) then pulse it in your food processor adding in 2 Tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil, and pulse until you have butter.
Makes about 16 cookies
- 1/2 cup creamy, all-natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup coconut butter (NOT oil)
- 2 Tbsps maple syrup, or raw honey
- 3 Tbsps unsweetened cacao powder, sifted