Kitchen Sink No-Bakes

I’ve seen claims about “healthy no-bake cookies” on the interwebs that have a worse ingredients list than this one, but I’m not so sure this constitutes a healthy recipe.  When making these little guys, just keep your portions small if you’re concerned about the calories.

The italicized ingredients below are all “optional,” in that you can use whatever you want, but you do want to use something to replace them.  This time around, I added sunflower seeds, whole cashews, whole almonds, raisins, and pumpkin seeds to my “everything but the kitchen sink” bars, but you can add whatever you have on hand (the more variety the better! Dark chocolate chunks, dried cranberries/cherries/blueberries, crunched up pretzels would all be good.).  If you’re not going to store these for longer than a day or so, then you could even dice up an apple, squeeze a little lemon on top, and throw some fresh fruit in these bars!  Be creative!

Kitchen Sink No-Bakes:

I know it's carbs, fats, and sugar - but that's from oats, nuts, and honey... healthy? Idk. Delicious? Absolutely!

Equipment:

  • Sheet pan (or whatever flat storage container with a lid you want to keep them in), medium bowl, gallon plastic bag, spatula, measuring spoon, measuring cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 heaping Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 heaping Tbsp Nutella
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2+ Tbsp milk (as needed)
  • 1 cup instant/quick oats, toasted
  • 2 cups cinnamon Life cereal, crushed
  • 1/4 sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 whole cashews and/or almonds
  • 1-2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. Mix together the honey, peanut butter, Nutella, and 2 Tbsp milk in the medium bowl with the spatula.  In the large plastic bag, crush your Life cereal and add the other dry ingredients. Give em a good shake so they’re all mixed together.
  2. Add the dry to the sticky about 1/2 cup at a time, making sure it’s gets well-incorporated with your spatula.  Add milk as needed to keep it a little moist and sticky.
  3. Form little logs or balls with the mixture.  Chill on a baking sheet (or in your storage container) about 30 mins before serving.  Keep in the refrigerator or freezer.
  4. ENJOY!!
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