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Monday, April 29, 2013

No Bull No Bakes

These 72 Calorie bites are grade school blast from the past.  I had little knowledge of the mystical no bakes growing up in Southwestern Pennsylvania until bake sale season.  Luckily, this was a time in my life when I had a metabolism.  Fortunately, this dairy free version of a childhood favorite can furthermore reign on. 

·         1/3 cup almond butter
·         ¼ cup coconut oil melted (or Earth Balance spread)
·         3 TBS cocoa powder
·         ½ tsp salt
·         1/3 cup sugar
·         2 cups oats (can substitute 2 cups of quinoa to consider this paleo or another cereal on hand)

In a medium sized pan over low heat melt almond butter to sugar until combined.  Stir in oats until coated and drop by 1 TBS onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until hardened.  Keep cool until serving, if they warm up they make a great topping to coconut milk ice cream.