“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstances.” Viktor Frankl
I like connecting with friends and learning what rituals people have adapted to make their time at home more enjoyable. What is your ritual? For me it’s having tea in the morning with my husband (english in the early am and green in the late am), long walks listening to a book, cooking, blogging, organizing, talking with my family and friends, evening pool time with the kids, and playing Words with Friends. Whatever it may be we are all having mixed emotions about what’s going on in the world and doing our best to make the most of the situation.
Now onto these amazing healthy no bake brownies that my daughter created the other day. It’s a fun project to do with the kids.
No Bake Brownie Cookies
For the Cookies
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chunks or chips
For the Glaze
- 1/4 dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- flakey salt to taste (for sprinkling on top of the cookies)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In the food processor or blender, grind oats to a flour like consistency. Add salt, flax, and cocoa powder and mix to combine. Add the almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup mix to combine. Lastly, add chocolate and pulse to combine. The batter should resemble a textured cookie like batter consistency. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough and form into cookie shapes by rolling into balls and lightly pressing them down (see above picture). Chill in the freezer while you make the glaze. Combine glaze chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl and melt until smooth. Take your cookies out of the freezer and dip each cookie halfway into the glaze, sprinkle with flaky salt, and set it on the cookie tray to dry. Put the cookies in the freezer to set for 1 hour.