Wednesday, February 19, 2014

No bake gluten free cinnamon hot chocolate coconut peanut butter cookies

Yeah,  I could have shortened the title, but why not make it a mouthful.  :-)

1 3/4 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup gluten free hot chocolate mix
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup  peanut butter
3 cups gluten free rolled oats

some waxed paper on a cookie sheet

In a large, heavy sauce pan bring all the ingredients EXCEPT the peanut butter, coconut and oatmeal to a boil.  Stay with it and stir or the sugar might burn.  It goes from fine to burnt faster than you might imagine.

Boil for 1 min - stirring

add the other ingredients and mix well.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto the wax paper and let cool until hardened.

Because this can be a melty cookie, I freeze a couple if I am going to send them in lunches.  That way they won't get overly soft from the heat of the locker.

The kid really likes them, but how could she not.  It's more like candy than cookie since there is so much sugar!

not worried about gluten?  Use regular rolled oats and any hot chocolate you want.

I used an online tool to analyze the recipe.  One serving is 1 large or two small cookies.  I'm actually surprised it got a D.  I was expecting an F.  They're tasty, but NOT good for you.

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