Two days ago, I made the family... ok, myself... some no-bake cookies. I was craving something sweet yet with some nutrition to it. Oatmeal is good for you! Peanut Butter is good for you (well. the all natural kind, which I used)! Cocoa is even good for you... ANTIOXIDANTS PEOPLE! Hello. Ok. Ok. So the butter and sugar are a bit much... BUT STILL! Probably the healthiest junk food I could have made myself.
I was tweeting about this yummy goodness and Suzy from over at It Walked On My Pillow declared that her recipe doesn't include Peanut Butter. I was shocked! A No-Bake... WITHOUT PEANUT BUTTER! That's like Hot Chocolate without the Marshmallows. Somethings missing, ya know? For her sake I wanted to share a very simple, very common recipe for No-Bake cookies... WITH PEANUT BUTTER! Because Chocolate and peanut butter = best food combo EVER. Don't even argue.
No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies!1/3 C. cocoa
2 C. sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 C. milk
3 C. quick cook oatmeal
1/2 C. peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
First thing you will want to do is lay down a long sheet of wax paper. This is where you will put the cookies to set. Next you will take the Oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla and dump them in a large bowl that is heat safe. Then you will bring the first 4 ingredients to a boil while constantly stirring. Once mixture has reached a boil, boil for 1 minute. After that minute is up, pour this into the bowl with the oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir well. Then you can either use a regular spoon or I like to use a small ice cream scoop and drop spoon fulls at a time onto the wax paper to set up. It takes about 30 minutes to set enough to eat... but generally it takes about 1 hour to cool and set. I'm usually impatient and help myself after about 15 minutes. GET IN MY BELLY!
Well. There you have it. A tried and true recipe for No-Bake cookies. Enjoy!