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Philly Fringe Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip No-bake Cookies

Posted July 11th, 2011

Briel Driscoll, whose BodyFields Performance Collective will present BREW at the 2011 Philly Fringe, writes in with a keep-your-kitchen-cool cookie recipe:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip No-bake Cookies

These are my favorite cookies by far and they are even better in the summer because you don’t have to turn on the oven on these hot Philadelphia days! By using whole foods ingredients we can treat our senses while providing nourishment for our body. The recipe is also quite diverse. You can hold onto the base recipe and swap out the peanut butter and chocolate chips for your favorite flavors. Have fun creating and enjoy your creations with friends.

– 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
– 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
– 1 cup of Brown Rice Syrup**
– 1/4 cup soymilk
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup heaping natural peanut butter
– 3 cups of quick cooking oats
– 1/2 cup of your favorite chocolate chips (I usually use grain sweetened chocolate chips)


Line a cookie tray with wax paper.

Place Olive Oil, sea salt, Brown Rice Syrup, soymilk and vanilla in a sauce pan on a medium flame. Mix and let the mixture heat up until bubbles begin to form around the sides of the pot.

Once the bubbles have begun to form turn off the burner and add the peanut butter. Stir the peanut butter in well and then slowly add the quick oats one cup at a time.

Once everything else is mixed in well add the chocolate chips in and mix in briefly. The more you mix these in the more they will melt down and become part of the mixture. I like my chocolate chips to still be semi intact so I don’t mix too much at this stage.

Spoon the mixture onto the cookie tray in your desired cookie size.

Place in the fridge. The cookies will firm up as they start to cool down.

Enjoy with friends!

*Please use organic and local ingredients when possible.
**Brown Rice Syrup gives a delicious flavor to these cookies. However, you can choose to use your favorite sweetener here instead. If you end up using a dry sweetener, such as sugar add an additional 1/4 cup soymilk or water to your recipe.

Briel also offers a number of whole foods recipes on her website, Space Energy Motion. BREW runs at the 2011 Philly Fringe on September 2 and 3. The Maas Building, 1325 N. Randolph Street, Philadelphia. 9:00 pm on September 2, 6:00 and 9:00 pm on September 3. Tickets on sale soon!

–Nicholas Gilewicz