“Trail Mix” No Bake Cookies {Gluten-Free Optional}

I like quick and easy foods- I don’t make a lot of desserts for my kids and I usually over think any sweet things I DO make them…  I try so hard not to use unhealthy ingredients that I just end up … not making anything.

I’ve been wanting to make a recipe with Bob’s Red Mill Museli that my kids would eat. Granted, I could have bought all the ingredients separately but I’m going to just say out loud how I don’t really have time to measure some days…  So, this recipe is quick, delicious and kid approved. Plus, it has the *appearance* (and reality!) of health so it’s a popular dessert to bring to health conscious groups of friends!

So, here it is- these are delicious and you can fool yourself into believing that they are healthy too.

“Trail Mix” No Bake Cookies

-2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Museli (gluten free mix of rolled oats, brown rice crisps, raisins, dried apples and cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds, roasted soy beans, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes)

-1 cup Bob’s Mill Rolled Oats

-1/8 cup toasted Pumpkin seeds (not really necessary- I just added them for some extra crunch)

-1/2 cup Raisins

-1 stick of butter

1/2 cup Silk Soy or Almond milk

-1 cup peanut butter or sunbutter

-2 cups of sugar

-2 tsp vanilla

In a saucepan, melt the butter, milk and sugar together. Keep on a low boil for 1 minute then take off heat and stir in the vanilla, peanut butter and remaining ingredients. Let the pan sit for about 5-10 minutes before dropping a spoon full of the mixture on foil or wax paper. Let them sit for about 45 minutes before storing.

  • http://twitter.com/notimeMom Andrea Kruse

    Yum! Looks like a great and healthy recipe. I will have to give this one a try.

  • TheBusyNothings

    Thanks Andrea! :) I hope you like it- if you make it let me know what you think!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarea.clark Sarea Clark

    These are being left at the house for us this week as we watch those precious boys, right? I mean RIGHT!? ;-)

  • Sydney_CB

    These look delicious, can’t wait to try!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441210726 Melissa Lawler

    They look so yummy!

  • TheBusyNothings

    bwahahahah we shall see! ;)

  • TheBusyNothings

    ohh goodness they are yummy… like too yummy! ;)

  • TheBusyNothings

    they are delicious (I mean with sugar and butter you can’t go wrong!) but they look so pretty too! I’d been thinking of this recipe for weeks so the Silk campaign timing was pretty perfect. :)

  • http://twitter.com/hardertobreathe Beeb Ashcroft

    I love the ease of no-bake! Yum. :)