Bliss Bites (Healthy No Bake Cookies)

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Healthy no bake cookies | Naturally sweet | Gluten-free | Dairy-free | Vegan

You know that feeling when you’re in a season of waiting and you’re literally squirming in the uncertainty? Maybe you’re waiting for news of a promotion, perhaps a new job, entry into university, or how you did on a big test. Or you’re waiting to find out whether you’re pregnant, or not pregnant, or expecting with stomach butterflies that phone call with the diagnosis (this is it, gulp).

Alex and I are in a long season of squirm-inducing uncertainty, waiting to be matched with a baby who will be our forever child. There’s no roadmap; we could get the call at literally any time. And it’s the weirdest thing, to be waiting for a baby to fall out of the sky. We’re not preparing too much, as a sort of voodoo even though we’re not superstitious. There’s a crib in the nursery, but still in its box since we’ve been warned against the psychological trap of a perfect, pristine nursery silently waiting for an unknown babe. Better to do such things when the little one is home, in your arms, papers signed, we’ve been told.

So we wait with a boxed crib in an empty room, and try to distract ourselves from wondering, who this little one will be? Is it true, that a little human will someday inhabit that room, whose piercing cries will remind us of his or her existence in the wee hours of the night? That he or she will have a name, a spirit, a humanity that will be etched indelibly on our hearts?

These questions are too big, too weighty, so we distract ourselves with work and margarita nights with friends and weekend trips to Santa Fe and making healthy no bake cookies, because well, what else do you do when you’re waiting for a baby to fall out of the sky? (No really. We’re taking other ideas, if you have them.)

Here’s our take on healthy no bake cookies, inspired by a sweet visit from our dear friend Ashlae of Oh Ladycakes. Our version features a soft peanut buttery drizzle topping, so they’re almost an inside-out peanut butter cup. Made with maple syrup, coconut oil, and oats, they’re all natural and as “healthy” a treat as you could find. Even better, make the mini version for a smaller serving size.  They’re also naturally sweet, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and while all those adjectives might sound alarming, the taste is just plain bliss. (We just served them as a sweet treat at the end of a meal, and when asked how they tasted, our guest pronounced “heaven”. True story, and even without coercion!)

We created this recipe for our favorite family-owned maple syrup company, Roxbury Mountain Maple (you may remember these cookies we made with their maple cream a while back.) Maple syrup is our current natural sweetener of choice, so to work with a family business who’ve devoted their lives to high quality maple products is a dream. Roxbury has just received their organic certification (hooray!), which is a big deal for a small business. They’ve also let us know about a recent change in the terminology for maple syrup grades, which is fairly fascinating: what used to be called Grade B syrup is now called Grade A Dark, and the term Grade B is no longer used. (We’ve always wondered about syrup grades, so let us know if you’re also a syrup nerd!) There are various types of Grade A, including Golden (the lightest, most delicate flavor), Amber (richer taste), and Dark (full-bodied flavor, which used to be Grade B). Who knew! We taste tested them back to back, and appreciated them each for their distinct flavors. This recipe calls for Grade A Dark, but you could easily substitute Golden or Amber as a variation.

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. And thank you for walking with us through the waiting!

PS — we’ve got a (naturally) sweet giveaway for you! See below.

PPS — we’re actually going on a quick little getaway Santa Fe, New Mexico next weekend! Anyone have recommendations? We’d love to hear.

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The maple syrup we used in this recipe is made by Roxbury Mountain Maple, a family business run by the Holscher family out of the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. We cook with a lot of maple syrup and this is one of our favorites. Check out Roxbury’s Amazon Store for their maple syrup, maple cream, and maple sugar (syrup heated and stirred until millions of maple crystals form to produce a pure maple spread). If you’re in the New York area, you can find Roxbury Mountain Maple at the Union Square Farmer’s market, or you can visit the sugarhouse and farm in Hobart, NY.

Giveaway Rules: We’re giving away 1 container of pure, Grade A dark maple syrup, 1 16-ounce container of maple cream, and 1 large shaker of maple sugar. Up to 2 entries per person, U.S and Canada residents only! Leave a comment on this post relating to any of the themes in the post. For a second entry, follow us on Instagram and leave a comment on the giveaway post (to appear 8:30 am EST). Commenting will close on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 pm, EST. Make sure you provide your email address in the comment form (we promise to keep it confidential!).

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Bliss Bites (Healthy No Bake Cookies)


1 Star (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 9 (18 mini bites)

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons peanut butter, divided
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon Grade A dark maple syrup, divided
  • ¼ cup dutch process (or dark) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Place 9 cupcake liners into a muffin tin (or 18 liners in a mini-muffin tin).
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 5 tablespoons coconut oil and stir together 2 tablespoons peanut butter, ¼ cup maple syrup, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 pinch kosher salt. When fully combined, remove from heat and stir in 1 cup rolled oats. Spoon into cupcake liners. Refrigerate while making the peanut butter topping.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together ¼ cup peanut butter, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Spoon the warm peanut butter mixture over the chocolate oat mixture. Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes until set, or refrigerate until serving. Store refrigerated.

We developed this recipe for Roxbury Mountain Maple; all opinions expressed are our own.  Thank you for supporting the partners that keep A Couple Cooks in action!

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious, and a recipe developer and healthy & sustainable food advocate behind the award-nominated food blog A Couple Cooks.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is photographer and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best new cookbooks” by Bon Appetit, and a recipe developer, photographer, and technical expert at A Couple Cooks.

149 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam
    March 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I have all the ingredients to make this recipe, yay! Happy to have found your blog. I hope and pray your dreams to adopt come true, soon! That’s so exciting.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you so much, Pam! Hope you enjoy the recipe! :)

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    Brittany
    March 20, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Yum! I wonder how they would be if onry substituted almond butter???

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 22, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      I’m sure they would be fantastic with almond butter as well! Just make sure it has a very creamy texture (some are very chunky and might have a different result here).

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    Caitlin
    March 21, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I should make these with my students! We just read a book about how maple syrup is made.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      That sounds so fun — how old are they? The cookies are super easy to make so should work for any age.

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    Megan
    March 21, 2016 at 1:10 am

    These look delicious! I’m always searching for healthier desserts, will definitely have to try these. Reese’s peanut butter cups are my weakness so I’m sure I’ll love these!

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    Sophie
    March 21, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Congratulations on adopting! I love all the healthy and yet delicious recipes you provide! You’re one of my favorite blogs. And I love pure maple products.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Sophie — we’re flattered!

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    Mindy
    March 21, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I know it sounds odd to have anything other than southwestern cuisine in Santa Fe, but it you have a free evening, I highly recommend Jambo Cafe. It’s a smallish restaurant with to-die-for North African cuisine, and the place is always packed, always delicious.

    Also, on adoption: I’m SO excited for you! My parents adopted a sweet baby girl before I was born, and I love their “news” story. A call one day, a road trip to pick her up the next day. So sweet, so rewarding.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Ooo thank you for this recommendation — noting it! And what a fun story about your adopted sister! :)

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    Erika Driessen
    March 21, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Recently discovering that my favorite blog is created by two Christians, who are adopting, has been truly inspiring! I knew there was something beautifully different about you. I am praying that your hope would not be swayed and that you would trust that God’s heart is for the orphans, too. His timing is absolutely perfect.

    PS- Thank you for this recipe. I have been scouring the internet for a healthy version of a no bake cookie (my husband’s favorite). This is just what the doctor ordered!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      What a kind comment — thank you so much, Erika! You are so sweet and encouraging. Thank you for the kind sentiment — and I hope your husband likes the cookies!

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    Chris
    March 21, 2016 at 7:56 am

    The waiting period does take time, but all that is forgotten when your mom, dad, and baby makes three family happens. Go ahead and set up the baby room! Don’t be superstitious! Do what will bring you joy, and if that means unpacking that crib, then by all means do it. Paint, decorate, nest!! We did all that through our adoption process and it made the journey fun for us. All expectant parents, no matter the route, need the time to prepare. So, if you really want to leave that crib in the box, do that, but if you decide to unpack it and have some fun setting it up, then do that. All my best to you both!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Good point, Chris! I do kind of feel like it would be more fun for us to just do it, instead of waiting with an empty room. So, maybe we’ll go for it! Thanks for that encouragement :)

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    Passade
    March 21, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Healthy and sweet recipe !! This is very easy and less time consuming recipe. Specially, it eliminates to bake the cookies. Thanks Sonja for sharing this recipe :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Absolutely – we hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    ali
    March 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    LOVE everything maple :) these sound delicious!

  • Reply
    Janelle
    March 21, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Maple syrup is a staple in our house! This recipe looks delish.

  • Reply
    Kayla
    March 21, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Can’t wait to try these. Thank you for the maple syrup explanation- I always wondered about the different types. I enjoyed them all but didn’t know what the labels actually meant!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Oh perfect — glad this was helpful! :)

  • Reply
    Molly
    March 21, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Can’t wait to make these

  • Reply
    Ivana Stojiljkovic
    March 21, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Will be making these today. Delicious, healthy and easy to make. A perfect dessert!

  • Reply
    Erica
    March 21, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Mmm, look yummy and no bake ??. Gotta get me some maple syrup asap

  • Reply
    Jessica K
    March 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I am curious what recipes y’all use maple cream in?

  • Reply
    Ali
    March 21, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Sounds incredible! I think these will be the perfect treat to make on this spring snow day. Just have to try not to eat them all myself!

  • Reply
    Abby @ Heart of a Baker
    March 21, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Sending all the good vibes your way while you are waiting! xoxo

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you, Abby!

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    Laura Frank
    March 21, 2016 at 10:08 am

    My sister and her husband are also waiting on adoption news; it’s been 16 months since they submitted their paperwork. They hope to adopt two children from Ethiopia; the country requires that you have a nursery completely set up, so they have this empty nursery reminding them everyday that they don’t have children yet. So we understand the struggle!

    Anyway, this recipe looks fantastic, can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Oh wow! Please tell your sister that our thoughts are with her in this time! What a long journey for them. Sending thoughts and prayers!

  • Reply
    m.l.
    March 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    thanks for the update on the grade changes…bye B!

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    Jill Lubiner
    March 21, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Don’t miss the Roundhouse in Santa Fe–the New Mexico Statehouse. With over 600 pieces of art it is a treasure. If the legislature is in session take a tour of the Roundhouse and sit in on a chamber session. Who knew there was a New Mexico State pledge– and an official State question– Red or Green??? (chiles, of course!). Enjoy your trip!!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Roundhouse is noted! Thank you so much for this recommendation — and I can’t wait to try the chiles :)

  • Reply
    Elyse H.
    March 21, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I can’t wait to try these!! Sounds like the perfect treat to make a bunch of and store in the fridge :)

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    Megan
    March 21, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I grew up in Vermont and only had real maple syrup, definitely the best stuff. Also, hope all goes well with adopting, children are a blessing and each one so unique. I love that each family is different and specially put together by God.

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you so much for the good adoption vibes! We truly appreciate it :)

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    March 21, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Best wishes while you are waiting! It must be hard to wait for your little baby. I love sweetening things with maple syrup…it has such great flavor.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much! Waiting is no fun, but we’re excited too! :)

  • Reply
    Heather
    March 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    YES ❤️❤️❤️ Maple syrup and now these cookies are the love of my life

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    March 21, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for another heartfelt post. Distraction is key! I have a lot of admiration for your bravery and faith. And good to know about the syrup grades. I’m loving that peanut butter maple glaze.

    The BEST turquoise and bronze jewelry can be bought at the outside market in Santa Fe. It’s my favorite place to shop for jewelry. Sorry Alex, I don’t have any recommendations for you. ;-)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Ooo thanks for the tip, Katie! I love turquoise so this is perfect.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    March 21, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Love this recipe! I’ve been out of maple syrup for what feels like forever – I usually buy a large amount when I visit my parents in Michigan. I could consume gallons a year.
    Best wishes for expanding your family!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much, Amanda!

  • Reply
    Kaitlin
    March 21, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Best wishes with the adoption! These cookies look amazing, and luckily I have all the ingredients on hand. I can’t wait to make a batch sometime this week!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Perfection — let us know if you try them out!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    March 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Maple syrup has been favorite addition to chia seed pudding and looks great in these cookies! Plus, peanut butter cookies are my favorite :D

  • Reply
    Lindy
    March 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Thank you! I’ve been recently trying to find grade b syrup for some recipes that use it and couldn’t see it anywhere. I also didn’t know what the different grades in maple syrup meant, so I’m so glad I happened upon your blog post–you answered all my questions!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Haha, perfect! It took me a while to sort through it, so glad this was helpful!

  • Reply
    Ellie | Hungry by Nature
    March 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I just love when I come across a recipe that I cannot wait to make and then I realize that I already have all the ingredients!! WIN.

    Have a wonderful trip!

  • Reply
    Lori
    March 21, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Hope your baby comes home with you very soon! The baby will be just the one meant for you and Alex.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much! We very much believe that too. :)

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    Julia Santy
    March 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Exciting! We have been foster parents and waiting for the “call” was always nerve-racking but exciting. We prayed a lot as we waited, trying to be patient and not dwell on it too much. We did have a room set up and some things prepared in order to have our home certified. Our first foster child was a very sweet three week old baby girl. We got a call at 3pm and she arrived at our home around 8pm! Our family was changed forever that day :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Wow, this is amazing! I have so much respect and admiration for foster parents. How many children have you fostered?

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        Julia Santy
        March 23, 2016 at 3:48 pm

        It was such a blessing. We have fostered three times. We now have 4 biological children and hope to foster again. The foster parenting community is amazing. The resources are wonderful too!

  • Reply
    Rachel Tilly
    March 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    These little bites looke amazing! Literally stopped me in my tracks when the picture popped up on my IG feed. I WILL be making these in the next day or so!!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Wow, what a compliment! Let us know what you think of them! They are one of my personal favorites so far :)

  • Reply
    Peggy
    March 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I wish you both all the best in your baby dreams!! I also did not know that maple syrup had changed the grades in the syrup. Can’t wait to try this recipe, thank you!!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Peggy!

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    Betsy Bryan
    March 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I completely understand what you mean when you say you are trying to keep yourselves busy, and try not to focus on the “phone call”. When my husband and I got the call that our grandson was about to be born, but to wait a while before heading to the hospital, neither one of us could sit still. I made the non-healthy version of these cookies at 5:00 in the morning just to have something to do. It turned out to be a good thing, because he took his time arriving (3:00 a.m. the following morning). Those cookies were the only food three sets of grandparents had in the waiting room! Thanks for this healthy version. I can’t wait to try them!

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      How funny that your grandson’s birth story also involves no-bake cookies! Love this. Hope you enjoy this recipe and thanks so much for sharing!

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    Barbara McCrary
    March 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I can’t wait to make this! it looks so good!

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    Cassy
    March 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    These look like my kind of treats! Maple syrup is also the sweetener of choice at my house – even better when it’s made by a family business!
    All the best to you both as you await news of your sweet babe.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you so much, Cassy! Glad to hear you’re a maple syrup gal like myself :)

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    Nikki s
    March 21, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Once my chickpea peanut butter bites are gone I’m going to try these. I love the flavor of real maple syrup in desserts.

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    Steph
    March 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    These look divine! Just in time too, I’ve been eager to make some chocolate macaroons so these might just have to take their place. Or I’ll work some coconut in there too :P

    Best of luck keeping busy, I can’t imagine the nerves of it all.

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Steph! Yes, staying distracted is key :) Hope you enjoy the recipe — and coconut would be perfect!

  • Reply
    Jacky
    March 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I didn’t know there were different types/colors of Grade A maple syrup! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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    Puja Darshan
    March 21, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Wow…this sounds super healthy and delicious… :)
    I liked the addition of maple syrup in it, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    March 21, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I find the maple syrup process so interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sara @ Cake Over Steak
    March 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Eeeee I’m so excited for you guys! I can’t imagine what it must be like to wait for a baby like that. I’m sure once the time arrives, you guys will be amaaaaaazing parents. A friend’s mom used to make cookies very similar to this in high school for our field hockey team and we call them …. “poop.” Yep. But it was sooooooo good!!! I’ll have to try your version.

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      You are too sweet – thank you, Sara! And hilarious about the poop cookies — hopefully it looks less so with a peanut butter drizzle? Haha

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    shanna mallon
    March 21, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I felt the same way while we waited for Rocco (even with sort of a more specific timeline in site), and after he was here, I constantly felt and still feel shock that there was an actual baby in our home. I’m glad for this update; have been thinking about you guys and your coming little one! That baby has such good things in store.

    ps loving your podcast!

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Aww thank you for sharing that! Rocco is the sweetest. And thank you so much about our podcast — that means so much!

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    Fern
    March 21, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    These look delicious! I love maple syrup! ?

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    Krista
    March 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    These look delicious! Maple syrup is my favorite, and I like to try to substitute sugar for maple syrup in every recipe. And thanks for the update about no more grade B.

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    Allyson
    March 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I’ve been wondering where all the Grade B syrup went! My heart goes out to the two of you during this time of waiting. I hope the baby comes into your life soon.

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Thank you SO much, Allyson!!

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    Erica
    March 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Sending you guys the warmest and happiest of feelings. You two are so inspiring and that kid is going to have such sweet (and cool!) parents <3 <3

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      You are too sweet – thank you, Erica :) (I hope he or she thinks so….but is that possible?!)

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    Elda
    March 21, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Great contest, the ? ? ? look awesome.

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    Tina
    March 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    My coworker & I were discussing healthy no bake cookies just last week. I think I will make some of these to surprise her with. They sound delish!

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    Cindi
    March 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Love, love all your recipes & will be trying this one as well. Congrats on adopting. I have several friends who have gone through adoption. I am aware of the “waiting period” through them but they are so joyful & joy filled with their babies.

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you, Cindi! Let us know what you think of this one. And so wonderful to hear of your friends and their waiting — it’s such an encouragement to see people on the other side!

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    MaryLou Eveland
    March 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try the recipe.

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    Dana S
    March 21, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    this makes me want pancakes!! or a sweet potato drizzled with maple

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    Jade
    March 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Those sound so good! I’m trying to eat less refined sugar and I do love maple!

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    Bianca
    March 21, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    this recipe sounds like the PERFECT healthy dessert – right up my alley. so exciting to hear about the impending arrival!!

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    Audrey
    March 22, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I can’t wait to make these! Best wishes on the adoption!

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    Rachel H
    March 22, 2016 at 7:47 am

    These look really good! I love no-bake treats.

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    Sara Mellas
    March 22, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Lovely. How easy it is for life itself to turn into a big waiting game if we aren’t diligent. This post reminds me of one of my favorite quotes. “Today me will live in moment. Unless moment is unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.” -Cookie Monster. :D :D

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Haha! What an insightful quote from a very wise person :)

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    Katie
    March 22, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Love maple! I’ve never used maple cream, so that would be a lot of fun to win.

    Thoughts & prayers while you wait for your child. One of my friends who adopted a couple of years ago mentioned the Bible verse “God puts the lonely in families,” and it’s what I think about whenever I think of adoption.

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you, Katie! Did not know that was a Bible verse but now I see — Psalm 68:6. Thank you for mentioning!

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    Diane
    March 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Can’t wait to try these, and thoughts and prayers for your baby to come to you quickly!

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    Alexandra Robertson
    March 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    These look super delicious! I am a syrup nerd and always preferred grade b so this is very helpful.

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Fantastic! Glad to hear of a fellow syrup nerd — and thank you for following on Instagram!

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    Alexandra Robertson
    March 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I follow on Instagram @alexandrarobertson7

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    Laura
    March 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Waiting is so hard! It helped me to believe that you get the baby you’re supposed to have, even if you have to wait a while for them to come. (It took two years and a lot of heartbreak for us.)

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Oh wow, so glad to hear from another adoptive mother! Two years is quite a while to wait, but I pray that those years are now forgotten with the joy of a little one!

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    Jennifer B
    March 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I really want to try these! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    JacqI
    March 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to make them soon! Love this time of year when the maple syrup is flowing!

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    Rae
    March 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    These look unbelievably tasty. I’ve been having a major sweet tooth this year and baking endless cookies. I love this no bake option!

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    Elizabeth
    March 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I can’t even imagine waiting for that call. So many emotions involved I am sure. Sending prayers your way!! Ps. We are maple syrup addicts over here!

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you SO much Elizabeth! Us too, about the addicts comment :)

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    Kristin
    March 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I am with you on the season of waiting. We went from being thrilled of expecting our first baby, to grief after having a miscarriage, and the uncertainties of not knowing what happened, is okay to try again soon. Etc. We purchased a crib, a stroller and it’s all just waiting patiently for a baby to fill it.
    I wish you the best in your wait and I hope it’s a tiny wait :)
    Ps. Im all about trying to make this recipe! No bakes and maple syrup – can it really go wrong?! Mm!!

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Oh Kristin, I am so, so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. We also went through that and it was devastating. Praying for you in this season of waiting! Feel free to shoot me an email if you’d like to talk more in private — acouplecooks@gmail.com. And, did you like the recipe?

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    kelly
    March 22, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    These look and sound amazing, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    Kristen
    March 22, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I made these cookies tonight and they absolutely fabulous and I love they don’t have processed sugar and that they are gluten free! I love all your recipes. Good luck on waiting for a little one!

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Oh I’m SO glad you enjoyed these! I’m kind of obsessed with them lately — glad to hear they were a hit :)

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    Jessie Chow
    March 23, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I’ve never had Grade B Maple Syrup but it’s interesting that the name is changed. I’ve always wanted to try that type because of its dark robust flavor though!

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    Beth
    March 23, 2016 at 2:48 am

    These look tasty! As someone who grew up on the East Coast where the woods around our house were full of buckets collecting maple sap, I sure do love me some maple syrup.

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    marisa
    March 23, 2016 at 8:45 am

    This recipe looks wonderful, and a great way to distract anyone temporarily from their own “waiting period”. I’ve always loved maple syrup and have recently starting using it as my preferred natural sweetener too! Thank you both for always posting wonderful recipes, but also for sharing your lives with your readers. It’s easy to only share the wonderful, “photo-worthy” moments, but much harder to share the frustrating, patience-testing moments too.

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Oh, thank you for saying so — we appreciate that greatly. Yes, it’s easier to want to focus on just the good and the happy moments or leave out our lives entirely (we’ve been guilty of that in the past) — I’m so glad to hear you enjoy hearing about life, no matter what the circumstance. Thank you for writing!

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    Libby
    March 23, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Oh wow. Pregnancy comes with it’s own form of waiting and surprise but adoption… wow. This is so big and scary and exciting and wow! I wish for you peace that surpasses all understanding and that your hearts will be filled with a little one soon. Bless you both!

    It feels so silly to talk about how much I want to make these cookies, now. :) :)

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much, Libby, you are so kind to send this blessing. And no, not silly at all to talk about cookies in the same breath — we hope you like them! :)

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    Sarah
    March 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been looking for a healthy dessert to bring to Easter this Sunday; looks like this will be perfect! Maple syrup is my choice of natural sweetener these days, too. :)

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Perfect! Let us know if they turn out! If you’re serving for a crowd, you may want to do a double batch or do the mini-bites!

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    Ross Kimbrough
    March 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    We absolutely love making healthy no-bake cookies. Will definitely try this next!!!

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    Catie
    March 23, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I can’t wait to try these! I have a day off on Friday, and I will get to ‘bake’ a little more than I normally have time too! ooo and I would love some Maple Syrup. We generally use agave and honey. Thanks!

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Fantastic! Let us know if you get the chance to “bake” them and what you think :)

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    Brian
    March 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I’ve been gluten free for a while and cannot wait to try these out! I don’t have enough gluten free snack options.

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    cynthia
    March 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Thinking of you both in the next few weeks — I can only imagine (or really, can’t even imagine) all the emotions you must be experiencing right now. In the meantime, these bliss bites sound like a dream! So, so good!

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      Sonja
      March 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you thank you Cynthia! We really appreciate it! :)

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    Ann
    March 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    The Bliss Bites look amazing! I’ve been a long-time follower and am really loving your podcast- especially the great ramen adventure!

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    Sonja
    March 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you SO much Ann — it is such a new project for us, so that means a lot. And the ramen episode took a lot to put together, so thank you for mentioning that specifically :)

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      Jan
      March 23, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Love your blog and recipes. I have tried so many and will try this one also…yum! Best of luck waiting for your call, it will be one lucky baby.

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    Gabrielle S.
    March 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Love your recipes and photos! :) And maple syrup is my favorite sugar of all.

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    SG
    April 2, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Headed to Santa Fe in a few weeks — care to share the recs you received? Anything you’d add?

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    Marla Lembke
    April 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Made these today and OMG! so good. I made 12 small cupcake servings, 183 calories in one.

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    Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld
    April 5, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I love how simple this recipe is! It sounds delicious though. And while I can’t imagine exactly what you and Alex are going through, I know how difficult waiting can be. I’m keeping you both in my thoughts xx
    -Claire
    tallgirlbigworld.com

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    Elise
    May 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    These are incredible! Just made some as a gluten/refined sugar free treat for Mother’s Day on Sunday… I hope they last that long!! ?

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    Christy
    July 3, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    These are delicious! Substituted sun butter for the peanut butter due to nut allergy. Thx for the recipe!

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    Emi
    December 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I’m obsessed with these and always have some in the freezer. As soon as I eat the last one, I whip up another batch! They’re especially delicious with homemade peanut butter, but almond butter is also delightful :)

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      Sonja
      December 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Awww thank you so much! That makes my day. These are one of our favorites too :)

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    Sydney
    January 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    These were so yummy! We have made these twice now!

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    Emily
    January 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey! Hoping you are graced with a little one soon :) I have made this recipe twice now and just love it. Best wishes! xo

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    Katie
    February 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Could you substitute canola or another oil for coconut oil?

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      Sonja
      February 19, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Hi! We’re not sure about other oils — we’ve only tested coconut oil. You could try it but we’re not sure how it would turn out!

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    Milla
    April 5, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe – it’s hard to find gluten/lactose/refined sugar free treats that are actually delicious! Congratulations on your precious baby boy and all the best to your family!

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    Sara
    September 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Just made these with honey as I had no maple syrup on hand – they are INCREDIBLE. Absolutely genius. Especially for a chocoholic who likes to try to eat healthy. Will definitely make them again (and try them with maple syrup soon)!

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    Beth
    October 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I just rediscovered this recipe and need to make them again. These are one of my favorite things on the site. Cannot wait for the cookbook!

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      Sonja
      November 5, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      These are some of our favorites too! Thank you for these kind words and for your support of the cookbook: it means the world! :)

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    Katie
    December 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I just made these with bourbon-barrel aged maple syrup. Oh. My. Goodness.

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      Sonja
      December 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      What?! That sounds INCREDIBLE. (Where did you get it?!)

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    Aileen J Lemanski
    February 28, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    My husband usually hates candy bars and most sweets… but loves these. :) Great easy recipe!

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      Sonja
      March 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Ooo so glad to hear that your husband is a believer! Thanks for making it! :)

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    dana
    March 2, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    these are so good, the only problem i had was that the rolled oats are hard to chew on, so some were put off by that :(

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      Sonja
      March 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Oh that’s interesting! We’ve never heard that feedback before…perhaps the particular oat brand used was tougher than most? I’m not quite sure, but thank you for letting us know and I’m sorry to hear that! I’ll let you know if we hear of other similar feedback.

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