The Recipe ReDux is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians and focused on taking delicious dishes and keeping them delicious but making them better for you. The group was founded on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious, and the Latin term, "redux," which means to "revisit" or "reinvent" reflects this as member aspire to reinvent the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach.
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There are truly some amazing cooks and bloggers participating in this group, and I am honored to be a part of it. And pretty excited to try everything they come up. Check out the Recipe ReDux site, or the links below to see some of their creations.
This month's challenge was "No-Cook Desserts," and if you spend any time at all on Pinterest, or recipe sites you know what a trend this has become. With Fall in the air, school back in session and life running full speed, no-cook desserts have a make it easy to keep a little sweet in your life.
I've always loved the flavor combinations in German chocolate cake and based my no-bake cookies on just that. They're rich and chocolately with a really great texture from the oats and coconut. In fact, the only problem with these guys is that they don't photograph well. At all. But that's okay, because they're for eating, not photographing. Enjoy!
No-Bake German Chocolate Cookies
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
3/4 cup oats (quick or old fashioned)
1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar or granulated sweetener
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl, combine cocoa powder, oats, flour, salt, baking soda, coconut, chocolate chips and sweetener, stirring to combine. If needed, microwave coconut oil to liquify, then mix in water and vanilla and add to dry ingredients.Stir well to combine (note - the chocolate may melt a little - that's okay!).
Divide "dough" into equal sized balls (I made 9 but customize to your preference) and squish flat to a cookie shape. If needed, refrigerate to help them firm up.
If you are looking for other healthy, no-bake desserts to enjoy, check out some of the other posts by Recipe ReDux members, below: