No Bake Chocolate Cranberry Oat Cookies; delicious chocolate and oat cookies that taste like ganache with sweet pops of dried cranberries
You just thought of cookies didn’t you? (or maybe you’re like me and felt the twinge of panic that you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet. Eeek!)
When I found out my oven was broken ages ago a little part of me cried… not only had I spent $450 to find out it couldn’t be fixed, it wasn’t the fact that I spent hours and hours cleaning the damn thing trying to remove the burnt food and random chips from the last owners… it was my separation from Sunday pizza night and Christmas cookies that I was morning.
Just LOOK at these cookies… which one do you just want to sink your teeth into right now? All of them?? Me too!! (links below)
With everyone getting on all things cookie… I felt left out…
I have just ordered my new beautiful edition to the family… (how can a stove be so beautiful?? I don’t know, but it is!) but it won’t be here until the weekend and with our first visit at the street Christmas party… I felt like I needed to bring something more than packet cookies…
So I got my all things no-bake on…
Why had I never thought of doing this before?? It is like chocolate ganache … in cookie form!
Is it shameful to admit that in my first batch I didn’t even wait for them to be cookies? I ate it warm straight from the pot….whoops!
Love all things no bake? Or maybe your oven sucks too and you need a sweet hit… check out this Cookies n Cream Slice /bars
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup dark or milk chocolate
- ¼ cup brown sugar - firmly packed.
- ½ cup raw sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups oats
- 1 ½ teaspoons desiccated coconut
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup white chocolate
- Put the butter, milk, chocolate, brown sugar, raw sugar and cocoa powder.
- Over a low heat, stir to ensure the chocolate melts and the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, watch carefully and boil for approximately 30 seconds (don't let it over boil or it will become thicker)
- Take the mixer off the heat and add the vanilla and peanut butter - stir until it is melted.
- Add the oats, coconut and dried cranberries and mix well.
- On a lined baking tray, place spoonfuls of mixer and shape into a cookie shape if desired. Place in the fridge until set.
- Once set, melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals or on a double boiler and roughly drizzle over cookies.
- Store in the fridge until serving.
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