This week I attempted to make a healthier version of the classic chocolate-oatmeal-peanutbutter no-bake cookie. However, each version I tried just wasn’t very good. The first batch was horrifically bitter, and the second batch had a very funky artificial taste (and aftertaste) to it. Each cookie version scored less than a “1” on my rating scale – so I don’t feel comfortable even sharing notes about the attempted efforts (and failed results). I think the primary lesson I learned from this week was that if artificial sweeteners are going to be used in a recipe, they need to be heated in some form (baked, boiled, etc.).
So, I have no recipe to post this week. I tried, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Alas, some days/weeks are like that. But I do appreciate everyone who reads this blog, and we’ll see if I can’t do a little better next week. :)