Oreo cookies are fantastic, but we all know Oreo cookies are best homemade. It’s been 3 years since posting the original recipe for Healthy Oreo Cookies. But I knew that brighter, newer pictures could really showcase their delicious flavor and fantastic texture. We can all appreciate pictures of homemade Oreos, no?
P.S. – You have more control over the ingredients AND the filling with these cookies. Switch it up every now and again, or make them double stuffed if you please.
If you were expecting peanut butter by the looks of these pictures, Happy April Fools! Instead, you’re getting sunflower butter! Doesn’t the word “sunflower” instantly make things bright and cheery!?
What about if they are combined with the words “butter cups”? And then added to chocolate for delicious sunbutter bites?! Get a peanut free taste of Peanut Butter Buckeyes or Peanut Butter Cups in an allergy friendly treat! I wish I had come up with these things sooner for our sister, Chelsea!
Without dairy, sugar or gluten, this recipe allows anyone with sensitive allergies to still enjoy one of the most delicious flavor combinations - nut butters and chocolate! Sunflower butter is the most delicious peanut butter substitute because it tastes so similar to peanuts! It’s naturally a firm butter so it holds up very well in no-bake recipes like these and there isn’t any special ingredients added to get a nice nutty flavor. You won’t be able to beat the ease of this recipe nor the health benefits of this perfect peanut butter cup substitute!
1/3 cup Sunflower Seed Butter (Almond Butter is our next favorite substitute)
2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup or Raw Honey
1/4 teaspoon Pink Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup Chopped Vegan Chocolate, melted
In a small bowl, combine the nut butter with the honey or maple syrup. Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate. Mix until just combined. Line a mini muffin pan with muffin liners. Very lightly coat with a neutral oil spray. Generously coat the bottom of each liner with chocolate. Place a small ball of the nut butter mixture, about 1 teaspoon in each cup. Top with remaining melted chocolate.
Most people turn to peanut butter for pies like these, but after tasting the delicious flavors of almond and maple together in these Almond Cinnamon Energy Balls – that refreshing flavor had to be made into a pie! Besides, you can’t beat the creaminess to natural almond butter. It’s smooth as silk with natural maple syrup and a touch of molasses.. A banana base provides a healthy dairy free alternative while adding perfect sweetness. Finally, this magical filling is scooped into a delicious almond butter cookie base that tastes like cookie dough!