No-Bakes Therapy

This is a collection of recipes for peanut butter and cocoa drop cookies – from the classic to the exotic – that require no baking. They’re chocolaty and satisfying … especially the forbidden ones! If you prefer to eat away your emotional frustrations, these are a godsend.

Salted Caramel Six Layer Chocolate Cake

Martha Stewart’s recipe for Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake uses Dutch process cocoa powder as well as semisweet chocolate, so it’s black as night, but packed with true chocolate flavor. Nothing beats homemade caramel, and the caramel-chocolate pairing is intense. This cake is not for the timid.

Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

To hell with decadence. This cake is immoral. Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake is our spin on a hot water chocolate cake, which we’ve made with dark cocoa, buttermilk, and olive oil. Frosted with chocolate fudge cream cheese frosting, with a touch of cinnamon. You’ll love the way this cake will defeat your efforts at restraint.

No-Bake Therapy: Epilogue

Snuggie the shit out of your stress. Butter, buttermilk, cocoa, one-minute oats, peanut butter, and of course sugar … all these things are good in a cookie, but did you know they can also cure all of life’s problems? You don’t have to be a Superman. Just make yourself some No-Bakes, and feel the heal.