Vegan No Bake Healthy Cookies

I have a hard time naming these little guys. They are one part no-bake cookie, one part healthy, energy treat. They are pretty much a no-bake cookie doing its best to be healthy and they are DELICIOUS! If you are going biking, hiking or skiing you do not want to be without these little bundles of joy. Oh, and they only require one mixing bowl and it only takes a few minutes to make them. WINNING!!
Taken from http://www.smashedpeasandcarrots.com

Ingredients:
1 cup regular oatmeal
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Add the peanut butter, honey/agave and vanilla extract and stir to incorporate everything. Refrigerate the mixture for about 30 minutes (or don’t). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the mixture into balls and place on the baking sheet. Store in the fridge or freezer. Makes about 20 balls.

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Peanut Butter Bars (vegan)

These bars are going to be your new favorite naughty treat to make! So delicious and SO easy to make! If you bring these to a party or a pot-luck you will be very popular.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup vegan butter
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups very fine graham cracker crumbs
1 cup regular white sugar
1 12oz bag vegan chocolate chips (2 cups)
1/4 cup almond or soy milk
1 teaspoon vegan butter or coconut oil

Melt the butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium low heat. Add in the peanut butter, graham crackers and sugar. Stir well until the peanut butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into a 9×9 or 8×8 baking pan. place the pan in the freezer or fridge and allow it to get very firm.

Once the peanut butter layer has firmed up start making the chocolate topping. Heat 1/4 cup nondairy milk and 1 teaspoon butter/coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the chocolate chips and stir until you have a smooth chocolate sauce. Be careful not to burn it! Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter layer and put the pan back in the fridge or freezer to firm up. Done! You can start eating them just as soon as they are firm. Store them in the fridge and enjoy 🙂

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