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No-bake chocolate Cookies for Campers

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These no-bake cookies are so easy to make and contain only four ingredients. From start to finish they take about ten minutes and are perfect for satisfying that occasional craving for sweet that might strike anywhere, any time!

DSC03119If anyone had asked me a few weeks ago what recipes do I never post, I would have said chocolate chip cookies. Not that I don’t like them, but they are an example of one of those things that just doesn’t fit with this blog which focuses on things I have in my garden, are seasonal and maybe even unusual. But never say never, and here is my first recipe containing chocolate chips – not the commercial ones but chopped dark Belgian chocolate.

The reason for this turn around is that we recently had a visit from a fellow blogger Stef from The Kiwi Fruit. She and her friend John are currently driving across Canada from east to west and I have been following them with considerable interest. For some stunning photos of the country, stories of their adventures and great recipes visit her blog – you will not be disappointed.

I met Stef originally at Fiesta Friday, so it is fitting to bring these cookies to this week’s event. Of course, I invited them to stop by here and camp on our property, and to my delight they accepted. They proved to be perfect camping guests with plenty of tales to tell. Unfortunately I did not think to get many pictures, as we were too caught up in chatting, mostly about food and travel.DSC03102

Their visit did make me think about the challenges of cooking and shopping when on the road – and this is one long road across Canada. Over 5,000 km as the crow flies, but much further when making detours to visit every worthwhile site along the way. I was thinking how John sometimes gets a craving for something sweet and how difficult it can be to make any of the traditional baked treats while camping, so I came up with this simple recipe which is like a cross between truffles and cookies. Chickpea flour, brown sugar, butter or coconut oil and some chopped chocolate bits or chips are all that is needed, cooked quickly in a pan over medium heat and then rolled into little balls of rich, sweet, chocolatey goodness.

No-bake Chocolate Cookies

1 cup chickpea flour

1/2 cup butter or coconut oil

1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar according to taste

about 4 Tbsp chocolate bits

Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the flour and stir continuously over the heat for about five minutes. The mixture will become a slightly darker colour and will bubble and thicken. Add the sugar and stir until it all dissolves, about three more minutes. Remove from the heat, cool slightly and stir in the chocolate. While still slightly warm, form into balls and then let cool completely. This recipe makes about 1 dozen small cookies.

I made one recipe with butter, the other with coconut oil. I preferred the flavour of the latter as it was nuttier tasting, but the former was easier to work with. Either way, they were delicious, and I hope Stef and John enjoy them as much as we did. I also wish them all the best on their odyssey and thank them sincerely for taking the time to visit us. It was a real pleasure!DSC03120.JPG

Linked to: Fiesta Friday, Foodbod and Dad Whats 4 Dinner.

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Author: Hilda

I am a backyard forager who likes to share recipes using the wild edibles of our area.

12 thoughts on “No-bake chocolate Cookies for Campers

  1. Genius idea! I am going camping next week, so thanks, Hilda!

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  2. Hilda, I love the flavor of the toasted chick pea flour and coconut oil too.These cookies look delicious!

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  3. your blog is brilliant. Look forward to seeing you at the weekend if not before and hope we get to Tamworth too.

    Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:51:39 +0000 To: elizabeth-mitchell@hotmail.co.uk

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  4. How wonderful that you got to meet your blog friend and that it inspired you to make these cookies 😀 Thank you for sharing them with everyone at this week’s Fiesta Friday xx

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  5. Love this. And I’m feeling like you did catch Cookie Fever, too. HA! These seem truly unique. And as I’m headed out for a camping this weekend, we might just have to try…

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  6. How wonderful you met up with Stef on her journey! I lost track of her but in honor of Canada Day, I will go back and see her Canadian photography. She was very excited to tour our beautiful country!

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  7. It was a great get-together, and so interesting to meet a fellow blogger who shared so many interests, despite the age difference. I’m pretty sure when she gets a chance there will be some great photos of Quebec and Ontario. Not sure where they are at the moment I imagine somewhere in western Ontario.

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  8. These are awesome, I will be stopping by the bulk barn when I next see one to get the ingredients!! They are just exactly what we need!! We are in Manitoba now, We made it out to our friends cabin in Kenora and had an awesome weekend there, then we spent the week outside from Winnipeg helping his dad get his house ready to sell. Back on the road again now though. It was so amazing to come and stay with you we absolutely loved everything about it. Meeting you and Hector was just fantastic and now you both have become stories of our travels which we share with people now. xxx Thanks again for everything and we are looking forward to the next time we meet up… and making these cookies🙂

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    • Thanks Stef. I was thinking about you when I heard about the downpour in Thunder Bay. Did you make it there? We really enjoyed your visit too, and I am relieved to know you made it all the way through Ontario – something I’ve never done yet!

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  9. Hey Hilda! These 4 ingredients cookies look just utterly delicious! Yum!

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