Bacon and Banana No-Bake Cookies

13615100_525441460999816_598113280085318824_nSometimes life is just so full. You know what I mean? I have all these beautiful posts inside me. I have a slew of recipes I’ve already made and even more that I have ready to make. However, my life and schedule is packed! Living is important though. I always go back to Thoreau:

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

But I do have lots waiting inside of me, to share with you all. I still have to share with you about my trips. Not only food, but lessons I’ve learned, photos, experiences, etc.

I am going out of order, though, because I am freaking pumped about these bacon banana no-bake cookies I made!!

Last week Zach and I were sitting at the farmer’s market on Saturday, like we do every week. I don’t remember what we were initially talking about, but all of a sudden Zach said I should make banana no-bakes. Of course my initial reaction is, “duh of course I should, why don’t we add bacon?”

Monday I had to get bananas for work, so I also grabbed extra for me to take home. I had to make them right away!

I will confess, that he said they were good. However, when you say something is a no-bake, oatmeal is expected. However, I am a gluten-free baker, and hater all my life of oatmeal. Once you get pas the label, and just think of it as a cookie with bacon AND banana, you can truly appreciate how freaking awesome these were!

Bacon Banana No-Bake Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup bacon, chopped
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cups chopped pecans and walnuts
  • 1 cup almond or cashew or sunbutter

Let’s Make it Happen: In a pot place the butter, cocoa powder, milk, and sugar. Cook on medium heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.

Stir in the nut butter. Once smooth, fold in the coconut and nuts.

Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

Slice in banana chunks. Gently stir.

Use two spoons, to drop mounds onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Put in the freezer. I love cookies from the freezer, especially no-bakes, so this is my preferred method.

Eat and enjoy!!!!

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