Who loves No Bake Cookies? I know I do! Welcome to our first installment of Cooking with Food Storage. The idea is that every ingredient is something that you would find in our food storage supplies. And is shelf stable. Not something that I have to run to the store to pick up. And I figured what better way to get you excited about cooking with food storage than with a dessert! A way for you to see that it doesn’t have to be dreadful food. But quite delicious! We are sharing our favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies recipe. It is super easy to make too!
Chocolate Peanut Butter and Coconut No bake Cookies Recipe
- Bring sugar, cocoa powder, coconut oil and milk to a boil
- Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter and vanilla.
- Add oatmeal and shredded coconut last
- Mix well
- Spoon mixture onto waxed paper
- Allow to cool and harden.
The recipe is super easy. And I love how easy it is! Because really who has hours to spend making cookies? I don’t! As long as I have all the ingredients gathered up, this recipe usually only takes about 7-10 minutes. Plus it’s no bake! Which makes a world of a difference in the summer when you want to keep the house temperatures low!
After you get all the ingredients mixed together you simply spoon the mixture onto wax or parchment paper so it can cool. I love using a cookie scoop the most. I went 11 years of marriage without one of these, and just recently got one a few months ago. And Wow! I can’t believe I went so long without it! I love my cookie scoop! It makes getting perfectly shaped cookies so easy! And makes the cookie scooping go a lot faster too!
I just scoop and drop it right onto the parchment paper. How long it takes for your cookies to cool and be ready to eat is entirely based on the temperature in your house. Ours took about 40 minutes at hot summer room temperature. (Remember, we don’t have air conditioning).
But if you want to speed things up, you can place your wax paper on a cookie sheet or plate, dump the cookies on it and then place them into the fridge or freezer. This will allow the cookies to cool a lot faster.
As soon as you can handle the cookies without getting a big gooey mess on your fingers, they are ready to enjoy! They are full of chocolatey goodness! Other recipes I have seen call for chocolate chips plus sugar. But I thought that was far too much sugar. Plus Cocoa powder stores much better long term than chocolate chips for food storage.
Not to mention that this recipe is plenty sweet! Seriously! I can’t just eat and eat and eat these without going into a sugar coma. They are just sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. And I only need one or two.
I also am very particular about using all Natural Peanut butter. I know not everyone has Adams Natural Peanut Butter in their stores. So just make sure your peanut butter ingredients read : Peanuts. And nothing else. No sugar, no oils, no salt, nothing else! Why? Because why would you add all that added stuff when something pure and natural tastes amazing? I love the flavor much better with the natural peanut butter. Plus I am aiming at having this recipe as healthy as possible while still being a dessert.
And did you notice, all the ingredients are shelf stable! That makes a world of difference when you are trying to be self sufficient. You focus more on stocking up shelf stable foods, so that when emergencies arise, you can still eat. And it’s really important to not just stock up, but to actually cook and use it in your normal life.
That is the point of our Cooking with Food Storage series. To help give you ideas on how you can use your food storage in your daily life. Don’t wait for an emergency. You need to use and cycle through it. Then once an emergency hits, your family really won’t notice a big difference in their eating style. Which really helps morale.
What types of things would you like to see covered in our “cooking with food storage” series?
When would you enjoy our No bake Cookies?