This and that: Fill the Cookie Jar with Healthy Pumpkin Unbakes

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fill the Cookie Jar with Healthy Pumpkin Unbakes

Fall makes me think of leaves turning colours, cooler weather (although we haven't had too much warm weather here), pumpkins, apples and bunny hugs.   September brings fall and it is also Health awareness month.  So why am I talking about fall and health because it is Fill the Cookie Jar time and I am bringing health and fall together.

Fill the Cookie Jar with Healthy Pumpkin Unbakes

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I did have an idea for a cookie that I wanted to make but I ran out of time so those cookies will have to wait for another day.. As I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make I came across this recipe that I wrote down on a piece of paper.  I am not sure where I found them so if they are yours let me know so that I can give you credit.
I love unbakes or no bakes as you may have heard them call.  Growing up we always called this type of cookies unbakes.  I am not sure if it is a Saskatchewan thing or just a Johnson thing but I will always call them unbakes.
Healthy Pumpkin Unbakes
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Ingredients: 
2 oz  Ghirardelli semisweet or bittersweet chocolate* (approx 1/3 cup)
1 tbsp Tropical Tradition Coconut Oil
1 tbsp pumpkin
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup almonds (cut in small pieces)
1/4 cup California walnut (cut in small pieces) 
1/8 tsp pumpkin spice

Directions:
Measure and add oatmeal, walnuts, and almonds in small bowl, set aside.
In small pot add chocolate, coconut oil, pumpkin, and pumpkin spice. Heat over medium heat until melted, stirring to prevent burning.
Pour chocolate pumpkin mixture over oatmeal and nuts and mix until well incorporated.
Drop on wax paper or baking mat covered cookie sheet and place in fridge until hardened.

Baker notes: I used 1 square of dark chocolate and the rest was semi-sweet chocolate mini chips. You also have leftover pumpkin... so wait and you will find out soon what to do with the rest.
Enjoy!
Did you read my introduction and wonder what what is she talking about bunny hugs?  If you are not from Saskatchewan you probably have never heard of bunny hugs but they are the same thing as hoodies.. 
Now that you have some Saskatchewan knowledge.....
Let's find out what all the rest of the group made for Fall to fill The Cookie Jar. 




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26 comments :

  1. Those sound great, I love quick no bake treats.

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  2. I am not a fan of the no bake original cookies, the only ones I've ever had were nasty, these sound good.

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    1. These are perfect and not as sweet as the original recipes Dawn

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  3. I will have to try your no bake cookies. I love all the ingredients and I think they will be delicious.

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  4. These sound great. I don't make no bake cookies that often, but I'll have to give yours a try!

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    1. Let me know what you think of this recipe if you make them.

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  5. What a delicious no bake! I haven't heard of "unbakes" before.

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  6. G'day! I have never tried no bake cookies Marlys! They look delish!
    Sharing the love for you today and can see your blog site fine!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Thanks Joanne and thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. Interesting. I sometimes have a bit of pumpkin because I feed spoonfuls of it to the dogs.

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    1. These are perfect for those small amount of leftover pumpkin you may have.

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  8. I will be happy to send you some of our Southern California heat if you will send us some precipitation.

    I have never heard of unbakes, but I like the term and think I will use it from now on! Yummy looking cookies.

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    1. Audrey.. definitely we could do a little exchange in weather..

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  9. These sound wonderful. I love that they are healthy.

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  10. HA! Bunny hugs :-) Mr. B calls them that too, well, since he is from Sask too :-) Love the look of these un-bakes. Call them whatever, I'd call them gone in this house :-)

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  11. So interesting! I love no bake cookies but with pumpkin it would be awesome!

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  12. These look so yummy! I cant wait to try them

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  13. You had me at pumpkin! Pinning for later. Thank you! :-)

    Kelly
    www.alovelylifeindeed.com

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  14. I love anything with pumpkin. Thanks for sharing, stop by from the linking party over at Get your DIY On!

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  15. Ohhh those look amazing and since they're no bake I bet they take just minutes.... Like that!!

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  16. These look delicious, Marlys! Adding the pumpkin to a no-bake cookie is such a great idea. Anything pumpkin appeals to me at this time of year. :) Pinned and tweeted!

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  17. I'm so glad I found your gorgeous blog on Best of the Weekend! This recipe sounds absolutely amazing. I love everything pumpkin this time of year, and the only thing that makes pumpkin better is chocolate! Thanks for sharing!

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