Friday, February 27, 2015

Another Use for Chia

Remember the no-bake cookies make with chocolate and oats or sometimes cornflakes?  Sounds so 70's, doesn't it?

Sometimes I just have to satisfy my sweet tooth, so here is what I do with that old recipe:

NO-Bake Chocolate Nut Cookies

In a heavy sauce pan, combine:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil  (butter works too, but I am all about the trendy stuff)
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup agave  (or up to a cup of white sugar, altho' not trendy at all)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

Bring to a rapid boil and boil for 1 minute.

Stir in:

  •  1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup combination of chopped nuts, raw coconut chips. oats, and seeds (chia, sesame, pumpkin, etc.)  
This is not an exact science; just throw in a combination of what you have or what you like.

Scoop 1 Tablespoon rounds onto parchment paper and cool for 30 minutes.
Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you eat them all.

I halved the original recipe and added all the nuts and seeds.


  1. Oh my, I have every ingredient but the chia seeds. I really need to get some and try this. Thanks.

    1. You can make it without the chia seeds, but they are a nutrition boost.

  2. Those do sound yummy. Chocolate is truly my biggest weakness!

  3. Now, that is a cleave idea. My kids used to make the original recipe all the time. I like the way you have adapted this old favorite.

  4. Sound quite good. Chia sounds like it could be a good ingredient for many dishes.

    1. In an effort to see what chia seed look like, I ran into this web page singing the praises of chia seeds:

  5. I just read a trivia question asking what the first Chia Pet was. Monkey, Ram, Dog or Bear? It was a Ram.

    Needless to say, I am not trendy at all. Vanilla extract is the only ingredient for the cookies in my home.


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