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!