Road Trip Snacks & No-Bake Cookies

What is a road trip without the snacks? Well, we’re fully covered in that department. We have bars, crackers and cookies.

I really wanted to come up with a cookie that would be great to take on the road, one that everyone would like and was super easy. I also had one very ripe sad banana that seriously need to be used up before we left. As I was flipping through my (very unorganized ;o) stash of recipes, I came across my grandma’s recipe for No-Bake cookies. No-Bake cookies are one of my all time favorite childhood cookies. However, these cookies don’t call for a banana, but what they do call for is 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup of butter…….oh my! I just can’t have that….I’m saving all of my calories for delicious mexican food on the riverwalk.

Here’s the original recipe and all of the changes.

2 cups of sugar 1/2 cup of xylitol (or sweetner of your choice)
4 tbsp cocoa
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) 1 VERY ripe banana & 1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup of milk (I used unsweetned vanilla almond milk.)
Let the above ingredients come to a boil and boil for one minute, while your continuously stirring and mashing up the banana with a spoon.

Next, lower heat to medium and continuing to stir add in the following:
pinch of salt (I forgot to add this and I don’t think it make a bit of difference.)
2 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used 2 servings of PB2, which was 1/4 cup, and 1/4 cup sunbutter.)
3 cups rolled oats

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool. Easy peasy!

I’m still partial to the originial cookies, but these are a great substitute. A little chewier, probably because of the banana. I will definitely be making these again and may experiment a little and use brown rice cereal instead of oats.

No-Bake Cookies (New & Improved)
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Kim Lee
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Sweet, but not too sweet easy No-Bake cookies. Makes 18 cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of xylitol (or sweetner of your choice) (I used 1/4 cup, but I think most people would prefer 1/2 cup.)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 VERY ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of milk (I used unsweetned vanilla almond milk.)
  • pinch of salt (I forgot to add this and I don’t think it make a bit of difference.)
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used 2 servings of PB2, which was 1/4 cup, and 1/4 cup sunbutter.)
  • 3 cups rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, while continuously stirring and mashing up the banana with a spoon.
  2. Next turn the heat down to medium and add the rest of the ingredients, continuing to stir.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.

 

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!

 

 

Comments

  1. love this recipe idea!!! especially with your notes–keeps it healthier than many other versions. thanks!
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance All About: Beets and Roasting on the GrillMy Profile

  2. Those cookies look amazing I will be making those for sure!! … I just found your blog and love the recipes on here!
    Mindy @ Mindys Best Life Quinoa Zucchini CasseroleMy Profile

  3. These look delicious! I love the simplicity and “to go” nature of this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. This is an awesome recipe! They sound so yummy! Anything with peanut butter and I’m sold!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness Powermeal a Week!!!My Profile

  5. Ooh, those look so good! I’ll have to give them a try. They would make a great pre-workout snack!
    Melissa @ Fit ‘N’ Well Mommy A somewhat relaxing SaturdayMy Profile

  6. Hailey Ross says:

    Love the spin on the No-Bake Cookies!! I’ve tried them a few times! Excellent!! Must say the almond milk makes them perfect! ;-)

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