Sunday, January 9, 2011

Chocoholics Unite!

I'm trying so hard to stay on track....seriously. I'm not calling this a diet, because whenever I do that, I stay with it for a few weeks/months, lose some weight, then fall off the wagon. Lamesauce. In going vegan, I'm convincing myself that this is a lifestyle, not a diet (despite the fact that I have weight loss goals, shhhh, don't let my brain connect them!).

Thus far, I have spent 1 week of purely eating vegan and have been loving it. I've been sick though, which is really frustrating and is causing me to crave things I don't really need to cheese or sweets. It's probably not the sickness that's causing the cravings, but the fact that I've been couch-bound for a week and am utterly bored. Boredom = Cravings = No good.

I was going crazy for chocolate on Friday night, so I consulted the Vegan on the Cheap cookbook for an idea to satiate my needs for chocolate in a mildly healthy way. There, towards the back of the book was this recipe for no-bake vegan chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies, and let me tell you man, these things are awesome. I am not allowing myself to make them again any time soon though, because between me, my boyfriend and a friend, we finished off the whole batch in a night! Yikes!

Anyway, here they are, but be careful- the are super easy to make and wicked addictive! Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (From Vegan on the Cheap)
1/3 cup of vegan margarine (we LOVE Earth Balance)
1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup soy/almond milk, plain or vanilla flavored
pinch of salt
3/4 cup of peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups fast cooking oats
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips

Heat the vegan margarine in a med. sized saucepan over med. heat. After it melts, add sugar & milk. Cook until it almost boils then remove from heat. Add in the PB, salt & vanilla, mix to incorporate. Then add oats and chocolate chips. Spoon out by the heaping Tbsp full onto a wax-paper covered baking sheet. Allow cookies to harden for about 30 mins---we put them in the fridge but you don't have to. Makes about 24 cookies.


  1. I eat 75%-99% cacao Lindt or Godiva bars almost daily since they are naturally vegan and they have so much fiber/protein and so little sugar that I consider them a health food....but I recently found an awesome healthy chocolately recipe that I made intro truffles for Christmas....