This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smart Balance.
My husband LOVES No Bake Cookies! He has fond memories of enjoying these as a young school boy. He calls them “lunch lady” cookies. I love that they are so easy to make! This is a huge treat for him which cracks me up because they take less than 10 minutes to prepare. The hard part is waiting for them to cool. I taught Home Economics for 11 years and this was always one of the kids favorite foods labs.
I love that I can use Smart Balance buttery sticks and spreads for cooking and baking because it is a way I can make my cooking a little healthier around the holidays and all year without settling on taste. In my opinion if you are going to eat calories they need to be worth it – which means they need to be tasty! As you know I recently had open heart surgery number 2 and though it is NOT due to atherosclerosis I made the switch to Smart Balance products years ago when the product was first introduced. My cardiologist suggested I make the switch and I am thankful I did.
Also ALL Smart Balance® products are gluten-free which is a huge bonus for me. In addition to butter products Smart Balance® offers milk, peanut butter, popcorn, cooking oil, cooking spray and mayonnaise. I have used them all! We really love the PNB and Milk. Smart Balance products have always been made without hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, and are naturally 0g trans fat. This is really important for me for heart health. They contain a unique natural blend of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fats designed to help improve the ratio of good HDL cholesterol to bad LDL cholesterol, along with omega-3s and other vitamins. This is why my physician recommended that I use this brand.
Right now Smart Balance is offering a FREE 14-day meal plan to help right-track your eating and offer a variety of tasty recipes to make at home. The plan can be downloaded for free HERE. On their website you can get all of kinds of awesome heart health information, recipes and coupons too!
I love that was able to use the Smart Balance Butter and Peanut Butter in my No Bake Cookies and though they are exactly “healthy” they are a healthier choice by using Smart Balance.
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup cocoa
- ½ cup milk
- 1 Stick Butter
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 3 cups quick oatmeal
- Add to a medium saucepan Sugar, Cocoa, Milk, Butter
- Heat to boiling on medium heat and boil for 3 minutes.
- Take off stove and vanilla extract, peanut butter, and oatmeal - Stir well.
- Drop by spoon onto wax paper or parchment paper and let cool
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smart Balance.