Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

These are super easy and chocolatey!  When I take them to get-togethers with other choices of cookies, these always go first!  This is a classic recipe with a lot of variations. But this is the way I make them.

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
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Servings Prep Time
6 dozen 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 dozen 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
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Servings Prep Time
6 dozen 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 dozen 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: dozen
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar, cocoa, milk, butter and salt in large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and cover saucepan for 30 seconds to allow steam to wash sugar crystals down sides of pan. Meanwhile, line cookie sheets with wax paper.
  3. Stir mixture and bring to a boil that can't be stirred down for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  5. Add oats and stir to mix well.
  6. Drop by small cookie scoop onto wax paper. Refrigerate.
Recipe Notes

You can also pour this mixture into a 9" square pan that has been greased, let cool, then cut into squares.

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Fruit, Nut and Seed Granola

You can change this to include your favorite granola ingredients.  The grandkids and I love this recipe!  It makes a healthy snack that is quite filling.  This will be a great snack to take with us on vacation.

Fruit, Nut and Seed Granola
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Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Fruit, Nut and Seed Granola
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Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the oats, nuts, seeds, fruit and salt into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the almond butter and honey. Mix well. Combine the almond butter mixture with the oat mixture, and stir until well combined.
  3. Pour the granola mixture onto the parchment paper lined pan, and spread out evenly. Bake for 1/2 hour or so, stirring halfway through.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool in the pan for an hour or two until it dries out. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

I found a bag of dried fruit & raw nuts at Costco.  It contained all the fruits and nuts that I needed for this recipe.  I just used 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds and 1 3/4 cup of this mixture.

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Chocolate Almond Granola

This is not at all sweet, but my husband loves it!  Of course, if you prefer it sweeter, add more brown sugar or honey!

Chocolate Almond Granola
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Chocolate Almond Granola
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl. Combine liquid ingredients and add to dry ingredients. Stir to mix. Spread onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir. Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes without stirring. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Break into large clusters. Store in covered container at room temperature.
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Easy Homemade Healthy Granola

A delicious, healthy snack that even the kids will love!  This is wonderful as is, or change it up to make it your own.  Add  dried fruit,  chocolate chips in place of the cacao nibs, or raw sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.  Pistachios taste especially good in this also!

This is the ideal snack if you are following an alkalizing diet!

This granola is perfect for using in my Fruit and Yogurt Parfait:  http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/fruit-yogurt-parfait/

This works great as a cold cereal with milk.  It is also wonderful served on oatmeal for a little extra flavor and crunch:

Oatmeal


Easy Homemade Healthy Granola
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Servings
12 cups
Servings
12 cups
Easy Homemade Healthy Granola
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Servings
12 cups
Servings
12 cups
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Combine liquid ingredients in a smaller bowl. Mix wet and dry ingredients together thoroughly until evenly mixed. Spread on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven to cool. Break into clusters when completely cool. Store in an airtight container when cool.
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Oatmeal

A healthy way to start your day.  This is made from whole grain oats.  Suggested toppings:  brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped nuts, raisins, preserves, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, dried cranberries or cherries, yogurt, granola, chocolate chips, honey, or syrup

My preference is honey and granola (http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/easy-homemade-healthy-granola/); my husband likes brown sugar.

Oatmeal
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Servings Prep Time
2 servings 2 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 2 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Oatmeal
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Servings Prep Time
2 servings 2 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 2 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into an uncovered saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 2 minutes or until desired consistency.
Recipe Notes

Each serving (without additional toppings) contains 190 calories, 4 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 5 mg potassium, 35 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 6 g protein

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