5-Ingredient Chocolate ‘Elvis’ Oat Cookies [Vegan]

by Sarah on May 2, 2014 · 9 comments

I used to DVR and watch The Rachael Ray Show every day my fifth year in college, but I’m sure I’ve ever really watched it since, until last week when I found myself fascinated by Sunny Anderson’s Two-Ingredient Recipes segment.8124SunnyRach2800

Of course, I’ve heard about peanut butter oatmeal no-bake cookies before, but when Sunny said, “Once you’ve got two ingredients…IMG_7729 (1024x684)

….you start to think about the third, or the fourth, ingredient,” I began to do just that:IMG_7714 (1024x683)

Until I’d gone from two ingredients…

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…to three…IMG_7781 (1024x683)

And from three, well I figured I might as well keep going.IMG_7786 (1024x683)

To four..IMG_7801 (1024x683)

…and then FIVE.IMG_7816 (1024x683)

(At which point I stopped, because anything more is no longer really ‘easy.’)IMG_7818 (1024x683)

And yes, those were (vegan) bacon bits.IMG_7792 (1024x683)

And maybe Elvis never had chocolate in his favorite sandwich…IMG_7971 (1024x683)

But, let’s be honest, everything is better with bacon chocolate.IMG_7946 (1024x683) (2)

5-Ingredient ‘Elvis’ Oat Cookies

(Makes 2 dozen)

  • 1 1/2 cups dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened dried banana chips
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 3 Tbsp. (soy) bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, process peanuts and banana chips until nut butter forms.
  3. Add oats and bacon bits to the peanut banana ‘butter.’
  4. Process until well incorporated.
  5. Pulse in chocolate chips. (They will start to melt.)
  6. Roll and press dough into cookie shapes.*
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.

*Dough is a bit easier to work with if it is cold, so you can put the mixture into the fridge at this point and wait to preheat the oven until ready to bake if desired.

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If these aren’t Strange But Good approved, well I’ll be knocked out of my blue suede shoes.strangebutgood_ELVIS

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