I was getting ready to make our favorite No Bake Chocolate Oat Clusters when I decided I would like to try and make them a little "healthier" and less calories by reducing the sugar by half then increasing the cocoa and oats. I didn't think it was possible to make the other recipe any better, but we actually like these cookies more. Instead of being super sweet, they are super chocolately instead. We also liked the softer texture. Since we were having friends over, we decided to roll the cookies to make them look prettier. However, if you want to, you can just drop the mixture onto wax paper by the spoonful.
No Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
1/2 cup soy milk
4 cups quick oats
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Place the sugar, cocoa, margarine and soy milk in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil, without stirring, for 1 minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat then stir in the oats and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Roll the mixture into balls, flatten them slightly then place them on wax paper until set.
* If desired, you can drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper instead of rolling them.
Shared with Savory Sunday and Scrumptious Sunday.