trust me, just because i gave up a strict vegan diet doesn’t mean i didn’t let go of a few tricks i had learned during that time. for one, vegan desserts are amazingly good and can taste quite rich. i remember once taking my mom to candle 79 where she was speechless as to how we were eating such crazy-good chocolate cake. anyone who has had the treats at babycakes in the lower east side can attest to their tastiness.
et voila: so i made fudge-y no-bake oatmeal cookies. and ooooh my were they delish. easy to make, easy to eat. perfect post-meal. you can make them as big or small as you’d like, but i prefer the 2-bite size because they’re nice to bite into. ooey, gooey, lovely, rich, crazy-healthy, and quick. what’s not to love? —nadiact
n a saucepan over medium heat combine the agave nectar, oil, cocoa and cinnamon. Boil for three minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the almond butter, rolled oats and vanilla until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto waxed paper and chill to set, about 30 minutes.