Truth time. I’m a Cookie Monster. Not healthy Cookie Monster – I’m talking original Cookie Monster before he was preaching about your 5 a day fruits and veg. If I could without any consequence, I would inhale cookies and be pretty happy except for the rare moments between sugar highs.
True story: When I was 15 I needed a hardcore cookie hit. Unfortunately, our oven was waiting to be fixed and it was a 15 minute drive from the nearest convenience store. So what’s this rabid Cookie Monster to do? I scour the pantry and find all the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies and then I spot the waffle iron. That’s right. I convinced myself that chocolate chip cookie dough could cook in a waffle iron. It was an epic Pinterest fail moment and I was pretty disappointed I wasted precious chocolate chips.
I try to limit my cookie/sugar intake these days but it doesn’t mean I can’t sneak some into my diet sometimes. And with this recipe, even healthy Cookie Monster would be impressed.
This recipe is perfect for vegans, gluten-free diets or people who can’t be bothered to turn the oven on during a humid summer. This takes about 5 minutes to mix together and an hour to wait as it refrigerates.
Gluten-free/dairy-free/no bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
- 2 Tbsp (30 ml) coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp (30 ml) almond milk (or other non dairy milk)
- 1/4 c (43.75 grams) brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) pure vanilla extract or half it if you want less vanilla flavour
- 1/4 tsp (5 ml) salt (go for sea salt)
- 3/4 cup (37.5 grams) gluten-free oat flour (throw oats in the food processor and mix until finely ground
- 3/4 cup (27.5 grams) almond flour (through almonds in the food processor and mix until finely ground)
- 1/4 cup (56.25 grams) sugar
- 1/3 (50.6 grams) to 1/2 cup (76 grams) of vegan chocolate chips/dark chocolate
- Melt the coconut oil in a bowl in the microwave. Whisk almond milk, brown sugar and vanilla extract until combined.
- Add the flours, salt and sugar. Mix.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Press onto parchment/baking paper and shape into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle.
- Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars and store in airtight container in the fridge.
- Enjoy by themselves or add to your ice cream if you’re really naughty.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! What are your temptation foods? Do you have any healthy recipes to replace them? x