Saturday, September 7, 2013

[VeganMoFo!] Day 7: The Caper of the Chunky Monkey, episode 1

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A few months ago, I encountered a recipe for "chunky monkey" cookies, combining chocolate and bananas and nut butter into a tasty-looking little blob of cookieness. I decided I wanted to try this myself, so in keeping with my typical culinary practice, I looked up a bunch of different recipes, said to myself, "hmm, that looks interesting," then ignored them all and did it my own way.

These are no-bake cookies, but they'll have to sit overnight, so stay tuned for Episode 2 tomorrow to find out if these are actually as delicious as I think they're going to be ;-)

3 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 - 3/4 cup peanut butter (any nut or seed butter should be fine)
2 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar

Mash the bananas in a large boil. Add the melted coconut oil and peanut butter. Stir together until you've got a nice creamy mixture (you can use a hand mixer if you want; I just used a wooden spoon and pure determination). Add all the other ingredients and combine thoroughly. Spoon heaping teaspoons onto cookie sheets and let sit overnight.


  1. Sounds good, hope they will turn out fine!

  2. Well, just judging by the ingredients, they sound as if they should be delicious. :) Looking forward to Episode 2!