Sometimes you just crave something a little sweet, without having to worry about the guilt of eating something fattening or unhealthy. These no-bake cookie bars are absolutely delicious! And they are healthy too– no preservatives and made using all-natural ingredients.
I am happy to say that these cookie bars have the seal of approval from my kids… and you know when your kids enjoy eating something, it is truly good. I love the fact that I can give my kids a sweet treat in their lunch, that is healthy too.
Healthy No-Bake Cookie Bars
- 1 cup of nut butter (peanut or almond)
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (cocoa or carob)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
Mix together in a bowl: nut butter, raw honey, melted coconut oil, and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients and mix evenly.
Cover a cookie sheet with a piece of wax paper. Pour mixture onto wax paper and spread out evenly, using spatula, until about 1/4 inch thick.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes, until mixture is firmly set. Remove from freezer and cut into bars.
Store in airtight container and keep in the refrigerator.
You may be thinking, if these are made of healthy ingredients, then they must be super expensive to make. And while they are a bit more expensive to make than regular cookies, the difference is really not that much… and making them is much cheaper than buying healthy energy bars.
It costs about $6.50 for the ingredients used in these no-bake cookies, so only about $3.25 per dozen. Yes, you can make regular no-bake cookies for probably about half the cost, but those cookies are loaded with sugar and butter. Make the healthy choice… you will be glad you did!