Healthy No Bake Sugar Cookies

These healthy no-bake sugar cookie bars are soft, chewy and loaded with holiday flavor but completely guilt-free- Even the protein packed frosting! Made with no butter, oil, flour or granulated sugar, these no bake sugar cookie bars are naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and come with a tested paleo option!

Recipe By: The Big Man’s World

For the sugar cookie base

1 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour OR almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
pinch cinnamon
2 scoops vanilla protein powder – Optional
2 T granulated sweetener of choice (I used a stevia blend)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp butter extract (optional)
1/2 cup cashew butter (can sub for any nut butter or nut-free alternative)
1/2 cup brown rice syrup (sub for honey or maple syrup for paleo option)
1 T + milk of choice*
For the protein frosting

3 scoops vanilla protein powder (see recommendations above)
1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice (optional)
Milk of choice, to form a batter
1/2 tsp granulated sweetener of choice, to sprinkle over the top
Sprinkles of choice (optional)
For the coconut butter frosting
4-6 T coconut butter, melted
2 T granulated sweetener of choice or pure maple syrup
Dairy free milk to thin out

For the sugar cookie base

Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with tin foil and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine your flours, protein powder, cinnamon and granulated sweetener and set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your cashew butter with the brown rice syrup (or maple/honey). Whisk in the vanilla extract and optional butter extract and pour into the dry mixture. Mix very well until fully incorporated. Using a tablespoon, add milk of choice until a very thick batter is formed.
Pour batter into the lined baking pan and press firmly into place. Sprinkle with the 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sweetener and optional sprinkles and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or until firm. Once firm, add the frosting of choice and refrigerate for another 30 minutes to firm up before slicing.

To make frosting

Combine all ingredients and use milk of choice to thin out until a very thick frosting is formed.

No bake sugar cookie bars should be kept refrigerated but can be frozen too.
These would be perfect to wrap individually and gift to others for a healthy holiday treat!

By | 2017-04-18T16:16:12-05:00 January 1st, 2017|Categories: Cookies, Desserts, Hushipies, Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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