Frosty No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


On Sunday, while waiting for the bread to bake to bring to dinner at my in-law's, I was craving chocolate.  So I turned to my saved posts of blogs I follow to see what quick and easy recipe I might be able to make to squash the craving.  Immediately, this post from Oh She Glows jumped right out at me.  I threw everything together and within 2 minutes, the cookies were in the freezer ready to firm up.  I may have only been able to make 6 because I tried a bit of the mixture before it even made it to the pan...oops!

1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
1 Banana
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds (I omitted)
1 tablespoon Buckwheat Groats, optional (I omitted)
1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
Sweetener, if preferred (I omitted)

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for about 1 minute, being careful not to burn.  Remove from the microwave and stir so that the rest of the chips melt.  Chop a banana and add it to the bowl of melted chocolate.  Mash it with a fork.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients so that everything combines and becomes coated in chocolate.  Line a plate or pan with parchment/wax paper and drop about 7 cookies onto it.  Place the plate/pan into the freezer for about 1 hour, or until firm.  The cookies will firm up but will be chewy rather than solid.  Keep the cookies in the freezer.  *Each cookie is about 80 calories!