These simple treats require just five ingredients (plus sea salt). Best yet, they come together in a speedy 20 minutes. Rolled oats are coated in a rich, peanut buttery, caramel-like sauce. The mixture is scooped out, dropped onto a baking pan, and chilled to chewy cookie perfection. These cookies are sweet, chewy, peanut buttery, and almost fudgy. They're texture is optimal at room temperature, so be sure to give them plenty of time to warm up before enjoying if you opt to store them in the refrigerator!
*Brown Rice Syrup is a must as the primary sweetener in this recipe. Other liquid sweeteners (e.g., pure maple syrup, agave) will not work in its place.
**No Oil? No Problem. To make these treats oil-free, substitute 1/4 cup pure maple syrup for the coconut oil. Just keep in mind that the cookies will be sweeter and a bit firmer. I much prefer them with coconut oil (read: they're not as good this way), but in an oil-free pinch, this swap will do.
***If you opt to refrigerate the cookies, be sure to pull them out of the refrigerator about 15 minutes before enjoying to allow them plenty of time to soften.