Well, so much for the sweet tooth being under control! Yesterday, the cravings were back with a vengeance. I'm thinking it has to do with the fact that I was working yesterday and feeling a little like a kid who has to go to school when everyone else gets a snow day.
Regardless, my sweet tooth needed a little something after a very delicious vegan quesillada from my new cookbook, Vegan Express. So, I played with a recipe from Recipes for a Small Planet and came up with this healthier version of no bake cookies. They are very, very good especially if you like sesame. I normally make a peanut butter "cookie" recipe from this book which are also delicious, but I am nearly out of PB (horrors!).
Here's the modified version of the recipe for anyone who wants to try it:
Healthy No Bake Cookies
Cream together 1/4 cup of tahini (sesame seed butter) and 1/4 cup of soy margarine (or butter). Blend in 1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup of ground sesame seeds
1/2 cup of ground oatmeal (I did just till flaky and put all three together in my blender)
Next, add 1/3 cup of dry soy milk (I used Better Than Milk) or dry milk
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1/2 cup of honey
1/4 cup of raisins
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Stir it all together until the batter is nice and sticky. Roll into balls about an inch in diameter and chill on a cookie sheet. My batch made about 20 (but I did eat a little of the dough while taste testing!).