A perfect treat when you don’t want to turn on your oven, these chocolate-coated nut butter cookies are simple and tasty. I needed something sweet to bring to a picnic, something that adults and kids would enjoy, and these were perfect. Plus I was happy to not heat my home up with the oven. And also perfect, because . . . well, peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven!
The recipe calls for oat flour. I just whizzed some rolled oats in the food processor until they were finely ground.
This recipe makes about 3 dozen tiny cookies. They are quite rich, so I opted to make them really small rather than the two tablespoons that the original recipe calls for. I made my cookies with peanut butter, but you can use the nut butter of your choice.
If you omit the chocolate these would make a great power cookie for hiking or biking. Unless you’re hiking or biking in cool weather, when the chocolate wouldn’t melt.
You can store the cookies in the fridge for about 10 days.
What you need:
- 3/4 cup (188 mL) nut butter
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) honey
- 1 teaspoon (5mL) pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups (750mL) oat flour
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 cup (188mL) chocolate chips
What you do:
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper, or wax paper if that’s all you have.
- Heat the nut butter and honey in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Whisk in the honey.
- Add the oat flour and salt, then mix until combined.
- Scoop one tablespoonful of the mixture at a time and use your hands to form each into a ball. Flatten the cookie into a disk and place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Use a fork to make the crosshatch pattern typical of a peanut butter cookie.
- Refrigerate the cookies while you prepare the chocolate. I used a double boiler, but you can carefully melt it in the microwave if you prefer.
- Dip each cookie in chocolate, then place it on the parchment again. Let the cookies sit until the chocolate has set. I did this in the fridge because it was a hot day when I made them, and also I was running late for my picnic!