Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vegan No Bake Cookies... a special farewell dessert

You may have noticed a few recent changes here at La Pure Mama. In light of some circumstances I am taking a new direction with what and who I choose to feature in my sidebars.

The farewell? No, I am definitely not going anywhere; this farewell is enthusiastically dedicated to a certain group in which I choose to no longer associate. But instead of lamenting over the lameness that is they, I decided to prepare a post worthy of the 'standards' of this particular group.

While brainstorming I came up with several ideas: A bowl of strawberries arranged in a pretty bowl and topped with whip cream? Perhaps. But it's been done. Boxed cupcakes dressed up with Pilsbury frosting and sprinkles? Maybe if I ate such things; but no. And that too has also been done. A prettier dish for the strawberries? No, not quite right.

None of those were quite fitting. And then it hit me! What do all of these 'recipes' have in common? A lack of creativity? No cooking? No baking? No bake cookies! Perfect.

So yes. I made no bake cookies because that's about as awesome as it gets. And, to take the spotlight off the farewell (because really, who cares?) I will tell you that these no bake cookies were a huge hit with Noodle Nose and his friends, which is ironic because that is about how old certain adults were acting yesterday. Ok. that was a low blow.

Who doesn't like no bake cookies? I hope you enjoy :)

2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup Earth Balance
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch salt
1/2 cup organic peanut butter
2 cups quick cook oats

In a saucepan on medium heat, combine sugar, cocoa powder, soy milk and Earth Balance.

Bring to a low boil then turn off heat and add salt, vanilla, oats and peanut butter. Stir well to combine.

Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper then drop 'dough' by the spoonful in neat little haystacks.

Let cool at least 30 minutes, or as long as you can stand before you have to eat one.

These simple little darlings are super delicious by themselves. You could also doll them up by serving alongside some of my favorite: Soy Delicious Purely Decadent ice cream.

Also? A pretty dish always helps; especially when taking a picture and passing it off as gourmet :)


p.s. Ok, slightly snarky and out of character for me, but I couldn't help it. Sometimes it's just right. And the cookies, despite their simple preparation, were fantastic!

Also, you might notice that the changes I mentioned include hosting my own advertising. For products and companies that I love and believe in. It's going to be awesome. Spread the love :)



  1. I don't know who wronged you but their loss is our gain - just made these cookies! I don't think they are going to last very long. :)

  2. Teri... ha ha! It's not a big deal really :) Glad you made the cookies and that you like them! They surely don't last around here very long either! :)

  3. Ok, now I'm curious...who is/was the "lameness"?

    These look remarkably similar to some no-bake cookie bars of my own! YUM.

  4. These cookies were SO good. And thanks to my sis Teri for passing along your blog site to me :)

  5. Amber... ha :) I'll tell you the story :) I'm headed over to look at yours too!!

    Three Js... Welcome! I'm so glad Teri directed you here! So glad you liked the cookies and I'm glad to have you here!



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