Skinny No-Bake Cookies & BBQ Chicken Pizza Pot Pies

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I spotted this recipe on SkinnyTaste last week, and I instantly knew that I would make these. Kevin’s really more the cookie person, but I’m crazy for no-bakes!!! I think it’s more like eating the cookie dough, which really is the best part anyways!!! I madea few little tweaks because of what I had on hand, and they turned out beautifully!

Skinny No-Bake Cookies (via Skinnytaste)
Servings: 20 • Size: 2 cookies, 1 tbsp each • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 105.9 • Fat: 2.3 g • Carbs: 18.8 • Fiber: 2.3 • Protein: 3.1 g • Sugar: 7.9
Sodium: 12.2 mg 
 
Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tbsp Smart Balance Light butter   —-> I subbed the butter substitute Melt
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 2 1/2 cups quick oats (for gluten free, use gluten free oats)
  • 3/4 cup Better’n Peanut Butter   —-> I used PB2, the regular flavor
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • powdered sugar, cocoa powder (optional)

Directions:

Combine the first 4 ingredients (sugar through milk) and boil in a small sauce pan for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and mix in oatmeal, Better n’ Peanut Butter and vanilla.

Drop by tablespoons onto a wax paper or roll into balls with slightly moist hands and refrigerate overnight.

The next day you can roll them in powdered sugar or cocoa powder if desired. Keep refrigerated if storing for several days.

Did they taste like regular no-bakes? Not exactly. It definitely cut the sweetness factor, but I totally don’t mind that. Kevin was a huge fan of them as well.

By the way, have you tried Melt?

I think I saw it first in a blog somewhere. I filed it away, and the other week I insisted on buying it a the grocery store. We’ve used it for paninis and a few other things, and I really like it. And it worked great in this recipe. I guess it’s made of coconut oil. That makes it cool, right? :)

Here I am sweetly exclaiming to Boyd that dogs are allergic to chocolate. Naa naa a booo booo!!! I said that part too. Lol.

Kevin has been stuck at work late this week because of projects. That means I’m stuck too!! I think there was only one other person left on the 12th floor by the time we got out of there today!! We totally missed our class at the gym. I’ve been wanting to take this Sports Training class. They do it in the gym and they do all sorts of drills and stuff! It looks fun!! But we totally missed it. I don’t understand how people make it to 5:30 classes. We’re super close to the gym and we can barely swing it!

We got home so late that Kevin needed to get cracking on his homework so I hit our apartment gym solo. I ran 4.14 miles @ 8:18 pace and did a 30-minute NTC circuit workout called the Curve Carver.

I had this idea to make BBQ Chicken Pot Pie Pizzas. I made a little pizza crust and then layered mozz cheese, bbq chicken, onions, and spinach on the bottom of the ramekin. The crust went on top.

But when the moment of truth came…  I did not like them. It was something with the chicken or the onions. Or maybe the overwhelming smell in the kitchen just made me hate it. I don’t know. I had a little taste which totally grossed me out.

And then I did what any cool kid like me would do.

I made some mac ‘n’ cheese.

It always pays to have some Annie’s on hand. Kevin’s going to eat my pot pie for leftovers tomorrow. Yay!! He liked it. I think he actually really loved it. Lucky for me!! This time I forced Kevin to eat some of the mac ‘n’ cheese so I wouldn’t eat the whole box again.

What’s your back-up food? Mac ‘n’ cheese every time. Or it would be McDonald’s back in the old days. :) I still say that like if I have to go to someone else’s house for dinner. Like,”If I don’t like it, can we get McDonald’s afterwards?” Haha. It’s rough being a picky eater.

Do you ever not like what you cook? Usually I can get a good idea and make things a way I’ll like them, but there was just some flavor tonight I couldn’t get over. I’m definitely a lot more judgmental of my cooking than Kevin is. Which is typical. And nice.

Try making those skinny no-bakes! You won’t regret it! I think this is where I first saw Melt — Love from the Oven made White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Oatmeal Cookies with it!

 

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22 thoughts on “Skinny No-Bake Cookies & BBQ Chicken Pizza Pot Pies

  1. Tonia Kreisel

    I made a beef strogenoff for Josh and I once. It was sooooooo bad that after one bite we threw it in the garbage. Usually I can talk Josh into eating the leftovers of the things we don’t like so much. This was so bad I didn’t even ask him to. Funny thing is that we actually like beef strogenoff, for a treat once in a while anyway.

    • I’ve never tried to make it although it kind of, in a way, sounds good in the winter. I can’t stop craving chili and soup these days. It’s like all I want. I can see where strogenoff would be tricky though with like the — what is it– mushroom soup?

  2. i’m a picky eater, too, so i always have a protein muffin & bag of almonds in my purse just in case! i used to carry beef jerky, but it’s too smelly & totally gives me away! plus a dog started sniffing in my bag when i was at a friend’s house and damn near tore up the purse!

  3. No bake cookies are my kryptonite! Yummmmm! Gosh, I haven’t made them in ages! I will gave to give your recipe a try!

    I hate overwhelming savory food smells. It makes me lose my appetite. Right now my back-up food is popcorn–how lame is that? I used to LOVE mac and cheese, but the whole gluten-free thing makes it tough to make in a pinch.

    • Savory smells. That’s what it is. I turned on the kitchen fan and I always burn mad candles after I make something that sounds super savory. I think the skinny taste blogger has a gluten free variation but I think it’s to use gluten free oats. Is that a thing? Lol.

    • Elk & tuna? Ayiyi. I hate tuna so much. I wish I liked it but the smell just KILLS me. I think it’s pretty obvious that I’ve never eaten elk. Lol.

      I think Kevin feels the same about my cooking which is why I don’t trust him to say if it’s good or not.

      I’m positive Boyd prefers sweaty socks over chocolate.

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