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If you read my story about developing food sensitivities, you’ll know that chocolate is one of the food items I can no longer eat if it has soy lecithin in it. Read Blog Here:

UnReal candy is another brand that I found after developing my food sensitivities. You can find them in most grocery stores or buy them online here:  Their chocolate has sunflower lecithin in it instead of soy lecithin, which allows me to eat them. They have an alternative to M&M’S and Reese’s, that taste just as good, which I was very excited about because M&M’S were my favorite candy. Their candy is non-GMO certified, has fair trade ingredients, sustainable ingredients, organic ingredients, nothing artificial, is certified gluten-free, vegan, and has an unreal taste (hints the name, UnReal).

Below is a recipe for cookies using UnReal candy. These cookies are pretty similar to M&M cookies just replacing the M&M’s with UnReal candy gems. They are oatmeal cookies with chocolate inside. If you love oatmeal cookies and you love chocolate, you’ll love these cookies. They have the same crunch of oatmeal cookies with the delicious chocolate flavor in each bite. The cookies are a mix of oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies all in one. It’s the best of both worlds and it doesn’t get any better than that. Try this recipe to make a delicious batch of nut butter(peanut, almond, cashew, etc.) oatmeal cookies with UnReal candy.


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened                                

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed                                       

1/3 cup salted natural crunchy nut butter*-See below for alternatives

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon flax seed

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 packet unreal candy gems (or 1/4 cup chocolate candies)

INSTRUCTIONS | Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add peanut butter and stir again. Then add baking soda, flax seed and stir. Add flours and stir. Last, stir in the oats and chocolate candies. Chill the dough for a bit in the fridge and then scoop it onto a parchment-lined (optional) baking sheet. The cookies should be about one inch apart as they don’t expand much. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, taking them out when golden at the edges but still a little undercooked-looking on top. Let them rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool. Store in an airtight container to ensure freshness.



*If not using salted nut butter, add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt depending on your preference.

Nutrition: Yields 16 cookies; per cookie: 143 calories, 7 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 53 mg sodium, 16.5 grams carbohydrates, 1.4 grams fiber, 7.2 grams sugar, 3.6 grams protein.

These cookies are cookies you don’t want to miss out on. They are perfect for a bake sale to share with others. You can even have them for breakfast since they are made with oatmeal. They are the perfect healthy cookie to have when you’re craving something sweet, but also want something healthy. Make some UnReal cookies to share with friends and share the unreal taste.

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