I was perusing The Lean Green Bean’s blog one day and came across a recipe for no-bake cookies that caught my eye. I’m a sucker for no-bake cookies (let’s face it, I’m a sucker for anything that combines peanut butter or almond butter and chocolate). On my day off a couple weeks ago I decided to make them, but I didn’t want to spend $5 on dried cherries, so I used the dried plums I already had (which served as a double win for me because that meant Nick wouldn’t touch them, muahaha).
Chocolate, Almond, and Dried Plum No-Bake Cookie Bites
- 5 cups oats **
- 1/2 cup dried plums, chopped **
- ½ cup almond butter **
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 T chia seeds
- Combine the oats, chia, and dried plums in a medium bowl. Mix to combine.
- In a small saucepan, melt together the almond butter and chocolate. Mix to combine.
- Add the melted almond butter and chocolate to the dried ingredients. Mix to combine.
- Drop about 16 cookies/bites on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer for about 15 minutes, or longer (until they start to get hard).
** If you are following a low FODMAPs diet, just stick to one of these cookie bites at a time. The prunes and almond butter both have FODMAPs (especially when consumed in larger amounts), but the amount in this recipe shouldn’t be an issue if you just have one cookie bite at a time. Also, buy gluten free oats if you are following a gluten free diet.
Serving size: 1/18th of batch Calories: 88 Fat: 5.4 Carbohydrates: 8 Sugar: 1.4 Fiber: 1.6 Protein: 3I don’t know what it is about these, but they are addicting and I can’t stop eating them. They might be a replacement for my old favorite homemade granola recipe…..I haven’t decided yet. I keep them in my freezer at all times, and pretty much nibble on them through the day.Can you beat a snack that is less than 100 calories, contains basically zero sodium, plus chocolate, and provides close to 2 grams of fiber? Yes, you probably can, but still…the stats are pretty great. You can make this snack even more filling and nutrient-packed by eating it with a cup of almond breeze or even crumbled in some plain Greek yogurt.QUESTION: What do you crave in the middle of a long day?! I tend to crave salty snacks like salted cashews on some days and sweet snacks (like these no-bake bites) on the other days.