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Crunchy Cookie Dough

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The original Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe, while amazingly tasty, calls for 2 STICKS of butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar.  While reserving the recipe for special treats, here’s a healthier option that’s still pretty darn tasty. Amounts are approximated and flexible.

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup rice crispies
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 bag of chocolate chips or M&M’s (I used M&M’s here but after trying both I recommend chocolate chips)

I guess if you were a really healthy eater, you could skip the chocolate and add something like raisins and flax seeds but I don’t see that happening here anytime soon.

Mix, make tightly compressed balls and keep in an airtight container in fridge.

Voila! You’ve got a snack that tastes like raw cookie dough with a little crunch, but it contains less than 1/2 cup (as opposed to 1.5 cups) of sugar, absolutely no butter (as opposed to 2 sticks), the protein of peanut butter and the goodness of raw oatmeal. Satisfies a sugar craving but avoids a sugar crash.  Enjoy!

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