Indeed, I’m talking about actual harmony as these No Bake Cookie Cups sing to me when I walk into the kitchen each morning. It’s like I have my very own Barber Shop Quartet sitting in my refrigerator. Just think of it! I open the fridge door at 6:30 am and these cookie cups take off their red and white striped hats to salute me. Then the singing begins.
I’ll spare you the song lyrics, but they are obviously all about how well I pull off the “just rolled out of bed” look with my mis-matched pajamas and fly-away hair.
Why all the hoopla about this simple snack recipe? Because it truly is my very favorite. These No Bake Cookie Cups are a perfect mix of nourishment and deliciousness. They are super filling because they are loaded with good fat and protein. The oats make them seem more like a no-bake cookie, and well, oats are good. The fact that these are made in muffin cups makes them even easier to make and definitely easier to eat.
So basically, these No Bake Cookie Cups are perfection, which is why we can all break out in to four part harmony together as we rejoice over this snack.
Here’s why they qualify as a Simple Snack Recipe: These come together in about five minutes. Scoop all ingredients into a saucepan and stir together until melted (five minutes, tops). Add the oats. Pour into muffin cups. Refrigerate. Eat. Sing. Be happy.
Such a Simple Snack Recipe!
No Bake Cookie Cups
- ½ cup coconut oil (I use expeller pressed so the coconut flavor didn't overpower.)
- 1 heaping Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- Liquid stevia to taste (I use 1½ droppers full of NuNaturals Brand.) or 2-3 Tablespoons honey
- 1 cup whole rolled oats
- In a small saucepan, heat and stir together coconut oil, cocoa powder, butter, honey, and peanut butter. (If using stevia as sweetener, wait to add it until after ingredients are melted and you've removed the pan from the heat.)
- Stir until melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in oats.
- Pour into 12 lined muffin tins. (I prefer to use silicone liners for these.)
- Freeze for 20 minutes or refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Store in fridge and enjoy.
It’s worth noting that these taste best right out of the fridge and start to melt quickly if left out for longer than two minutes. Don’t ask me about the time I packed one to eat at a basketball game. Ok fine. I’ll tell you anyway. I once packed a No Bake Cookie Cup to eat at a basketball game, but by the time we arrived and I got it out to enjoy, it had turned to a baggie full of mush that required a spoon and five napkins. Good story, huh?
Stay tuned for more great (stories and also) Simple Snack Recipes you’ll love!