Seeing this recipe brought back memories of ~7-8 years ago. I was in PT school, living by myself, and it was hard cooking for one (and being on a grad student budget). When I had a sweet tooth, often I would bake something and then share with some of my classmates. When I didn’t have the time, patience, and/or ingredients to bake, I would grab a pan and make no-bake cookies. This was also at a time that I was doing a lot of running to train for 1/2 marathons, so I didn’t feel guilty for making a pan of no-bake cookie “dough” and eating it straight out of the pan (it is possible this served as dinner at times as well). I figured that I would “burn it off” when doing a long run the next day. I’m pretty sure that the recipe I used contained at least 2 cups of white sugar, as well as containing milk.
Gone are the days of having cookie dough for dinner, but the occasional craving for a no-bake cookie remains every now and again. So, when I found this recipe I was glad to give it a try. The original recipe can be found at:
I couldn’t imagine “ruining” my no-bake cookies with coconut flakes ( I just can’t make myself like the taste or texture of most things coconut), so I decided to substitute gluten-free quick-cooking oats. It took a little more than 1 cup to make it so that the cookies were not too runny. I think that next time I make these I will use less pecans. I didn’t mind the flavor of them in the cookies, but it seemed like they were always getting stuck in my teeth :0