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Kelly Fair, What Are You Baking?

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Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering
firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You
Eating"
feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope
Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing you "What Are You
Baking?"
Complete with a recipe, so you can DIY.

Today's treat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Cookies from Kelly Fair.

Kelly Fair is an English major at Mesa Community College, but in her free time is an at-home baker. Well, that's not completely accurate. She actually enjoys regularly making no-bake treats, especially for the vegetarian and vegan crowd.

What are you (not) baking for the holidays this year?

These cookies, and hopefully some kind of pie.

Favorite holiday treats?

Egg Nog (that's a new one, just tried it this year), anything pumpkin, and peppermint bark.

See what else Kelly is baking whipping up after the jump, and find her no-bake cookie recipe...

Least favorite holiday foods?

Jalepeno Turkey (which my family makes every year).

Any food items on your holiday wish list this year?

Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Muffins pleaseee.

Any food-related New Years resolutions?

Drink less soda, and eat healthier. Eat more breakfast.

Kelly's no-bake vegan cookies.

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup soy milk
1 stick (8 table spoons) of soy margarine
2 tablespoons cocoa (powdered)
3 cups quick cook oats (Quakers is the best)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter

Directions:

In a pan, combine sugar, soy milk, margarine and cocoa. Heat until boiling (and all margarine is melted).
Turn to low and add oats, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir well.
Use a soon to drop spoon size balls onto a sheet of wax paper.
They will set and become solid as they cool.
*Try adding crushed walnuts or coconut on top before they dry.

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