Cabernet-Cherry-Chocolate Almost Healthy No-Bake Cookies

Serving Size: 24
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  • 1.75 cup affordable, readily available Cabernet Sauvignon (Justin prefers the Robert Mondavi Private Selection)
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 12 Ounce granola
  • 11.5 Ounce milk chocolate morsels
  • 1.5 tsp salt


  1. In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, cook the wine and cherries until the cherries soak up a lot of the wine, 6–10 minutes. Be very careful, as the wine- cherries mix can ignite. Just relax and don’t put your face over the pot.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the cherry mixture, granola, salt and morsels. Stir until evenly dispersed.
  3. Microwave at half power in one minute intervals, stirring between intervals, until the chocolate is melted and the whole kit is gooey and you want to eat it with a spoon. this shouldn’t take more than 2–3 minutes if the cherry-wine combo was still hot when you added it.
  4. Using gloved hands, form the mix into cookie shapes, and place on a wax-paper- lined baking sheet.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Pour a glass of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon.
  7. Devour cookies.