When I played soccer, my coach developed a list of foods that were not allowed to pass through any player’s lips.
- Fried Foods
The diet started around the second week of March (and it literally felt like a DIEt). By the third week of March, I was always craving something that tasted “off-limits.” It was around this time that I first made peanut butter no-bake cookies.
I am not saying that these cookies are healthy, but they do not contain any of the “forbidden foods.” In high school, they quickly became a favorite snack for my entire soccer team.
In preparation for the Blind Spot feature for March, I slightly tweaked the cookie recipe from high school to compliment my favorite nut butter: Squirrely Tail!
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup Blindspot Squirrelly Tail blended nut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups rolled oats
- In a large saucepan, mix sugar, margarine, and milk.
- Bring to a full, rolling boil (large bubbles that you can’t stir down) over medium heat.
- Remove from heat and stir in nut butter and vanilla until nut butter is melted.
- Stir in oats.
- Working quickly, drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto waxed paper. (Tip: if you don’t work quickly enough, you can crumble the batter to make granola.)
- Let cool.
- Eat and enjoy!