|Da Kine No Bake Chocolate Cookies|
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
No Bake Chocolate Cookies - Oh Yes!
Valentines Day was the official end of my no-sugar challenge. I never thought in a million years I could go six weeks without indulging in a daily hit of sugar but I actually did it with the support of my good friend Merry. I must say there was a noticable improvement in my energy levels. That awful, mid-day, sluggish, slump disappeared and after about 3 weeks the cravings lessened. Tonight I made my first real treat, a recipe for no bake chocolate cookies from Vegan Fusion World Cuisine. These were very simple to prepare, just melt the chocolate or carob chips and mix in the remaining ingredients which included raisins, pecans, coconut flakes, almond or peanut butter, a bit of maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. The mixture cooled and firmed up quickly making it easy to shape the cookies. We popped them in the fridge and after about 15 minutes, the upper limit of my daughter's waiting tolerance, she tried one. Total success! She loved them except for the raisins which were spit out, no surprise there. Then, it was my turn. I made a cup of tea, sat down and bit into chocolatey goodness. Mmmm, they almost taste like very firm fudge with chunks of pecans and raisins. I was only going to eat one because they are so rich but could not resist attempting a second.