Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Just another start to the work week.

sewed up a pretty case for my "pearl"

my husband and his brother have been working on a comic book. the first printing arrived today, along with a bunch of paper strips. Mosey had a blast hiding in it, and pouncing on it.
(info about the comic book here, it's really neat)

i consumed plenty of these no-bake cookies today. i had almost forgot about a childhood favorite of mine, until sheena posted about them a bit ago.
they are too easy and i spruced mine up to be healthy (somewhat??)
she called them gorilla poops, and i liked that so thats what i'm calling them now.

makes about 20

1/2 cup pure agave (you can sub sugar if you must!)
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup milk (almond milk was great)
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt

In a medium sauce pan mix agave nectar and baking cocoa. Add milk and coconut oil. Stir over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla, salt and oats. Drop by spoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets. Stick the pan into the refrigerator until the mounds are set, then eat away.


  1. i love that case, you should sell some.

    tozer is being cute as always!

  2. The case is gorgeous and the cookies look amazing. But the kitty wins on being the cutest!!

  3. i love that case! i would totally buy one if you sold them :)

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  5. Oh mosey!!!!! Minty Lols keep asking when he's coming over, they think their new pen will keep him in.

    And I used the exact same recipe! I used coconut oil like you suggested...delicious. But then Patrick realized they were so good and ate a ton which is probably good since they're healthier. So healthy in fact I am eating them for breakfast right now....oops! And yeah! Make me a case too. Maybe I can make something for you and we'll trade. A shirt that says VABERSI across it. Perfect.Welcome.

  6. The case is really cute. The kitty is adorable! :] I smiled so big when I saw that picture.


  7. I found you on foodgawker. A couple questions about the recipe.... How many cookies did it make and in the directions you mention "butter" but I don't see that in the ingredient list. Please clarify.

    I plan to make these, but will sub almond milk for regular milk to veganize them :)


  8. hey carolyn,

    i just pasted the directions from somewhere else and forgot to change "butter" to "coconut oil".

    i also added that it makes about 20, depending on the size.

    I hope you enjoy them, they are great with almond milk!


  9. I've been searching for a healthier version of these. Thanks for posting!!

  10. haha..love the name :) This recipe looks amazing- beautiful photos! I hope you will submit this to http://www.findingvegan.com! ~Kathy

  11. These cookies look so delicious. i want some!

  12. These are a favorite around here- I love your substitutions! Thanks for sharing.

  13. The case is adorable just like Mosey ^_^ You should deffinately consider a side business selling cases in multiple colours!!! The cookies look great and the name "Gorilla Poops" sounds just right XD

    Michi xxx

  14. coconut oil! genius!!

    LOVE the case.....too cute:)

  15. I want have to know more and more, on your blog just interesting and useful information.

  16. I was just in Ohio and tasted my first "no bake" at the Toledo Zoo gift shop. I don't like stuff super sweet and halved the agave for this recipe. Delicious!

    1. I used 1/4 cup of Agave and mine ended up a little dry. I added a slash of milk at the end to increase moisture, but the cookies still ended up dry. Next time I will add more almond milk or peanut butter or coconut oil (or maybe a combo) to make up for the lost moisture.

      I will also consider adding 3/8 cup Agave.

      No matter, it's fun and tasty!

  17. Wow, this sounds really good. Going to make a batch tomorrow :)

  18. I used to love this cookies as a kid and have been trying to find a way to make them healthy. So excited to try these thanks!

  19. mine were to soft and melted room temperature., any suggested fixes to make them hold together better?


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