April 24, 2012

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Brutus' favorite food in the whole wide world is a No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie. When he sweetly asked me to make some for his school lunches I assured him that I would. That onion is so sweet I would have written him a check too if he'd asked me to.

I popped into the kitchen to whip up a batch and realized that I was almost out of cocoa. Well... what to do? I thought I'd try them without the cocoa (making a few alterations to my recipe to account for that). I made them and they were really, really good. Score!

Then I decided to use the rest of my cocoa to make a little chocolate drizzle! I can't wait for him to try one after supper!


No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups sugar
Dash of salt
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups uncooked oatmeal*
Waxed paper

In a large saucepan bring to a boil the sugar, salt, butter and milk. Boil mixture over medium heat for 1 full minute. Remove from heat immediately.

Add peanut butter and vanilla; stir well. Add oatmeal and stir until thoroughly incorporated. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls. Drizzle with a mixture of cocoa, powdered sugar and water if desired. Cool until set and firm.

*I prefer quick-cooking oats vs. old fashioned in this recipe but either will work!

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This recipe was featured at the Weekend Potluck!

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34 comments:

Susan said...

Brilliant! I'm rarely without cocoa and always keep the ingredients for my favorite cookies on hand, but these look so good I think I'll try them "blonde" next time on purpose. Love the idea!

Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World said...

These are wonderful! some of my favorite flavors all in a no-bake cookie= will be trying these w/the kiddos.

The Better Baker said...

They look mouth-watering!!! Truly favorite flavors all in one beautiful cookie. Thanks so much for linking up to Weekend Potluck!

Erin Motz said...

These look amazing. So glad I came across the recipe! :)

Amy said...

Just made these, they are cooling on the counter. I melted some milk chocolate chips and drizzled them on top since I don't have any powdered sugar. I hope they are good! They sure look and smell yummy.

MommaTarr said...

I just got done making these. Mine were kind of runny so I spooned it into tiny muffin tins. In the fridge now, Wonder how they will be in the am. I am eating the extra right now, yum warm melted peanut butter n oatmeal. Thanks for the recipe

Maria Brown said...

I made these tonight for my boys and added a few chocolate chips in with the penut butter. They smell so good

Elise said...

Yum! As a peanut butter with a peanut butter loving husband, I'm going to have to try these! :)

4littlefergusons said...

I love no bakes! Thanks for bringing this to Weekend Potluck!
Hugs, Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I do not like chocolate and the vast majority of recipes for sweet treats these days include chocolate and are difficult to modify to "chocolate free." This one will be easily convertible!!!

I cannot wait to get home to make these!!!

Aunt B

South Your Mouth said...

Thanks, Tonya! I really appreciate y'all hosting those!

South Your Mouth said...

You're not the first person to tell me that so maybe I need to put some thought into more treats like these without the chocolate! Thanks for your comment!

Pretty Knitty said...

I seem to be late to this party, but I just made my first batch...oh.my.word!!!!! Amazing! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Can you use splenda

South Your Mouth said...

I'm not sure. Boiling the sugar creates the "glue" that holds this together and I'm not familiar enough with Splenda to know if it will yield the same results. If you try it, I'd love to know how it turns out!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Don't know what kind of butter you used, but when I use tub butter they don't set up like with stick butter. Love 'em better that way though!

Anonymous said...

I just made these and I also placed in the refrigerator to help them firm up.
I wasn't sure on the measurements for the chocolate drizzle so I will go without that this time.

Katie said...

Has anyone tried eliminating the sugar and used honey as a substitute?

Anonymous said...

What kind of oatmeal do you use?

Anonymous said...

I like to marble them! Mix a generous spoonful of the hot mixture with a couple tablespoons cocoa, then partially stir back into the pot. Try it!

jo said...

when I make these no-bake cookies I sometimes add coconut and nuts in with the oats gives it a different taste not the same ol same ol

Claire DiCola said...

Unbelievable!!! I made these exactly to your recipe and then poured chocolate chips in and at the end.

They are still in the fridge cooling. But I have had a full spoonfuls to know that these are definitely a new favorite!!

Thanks!!

Joy Smith said...

Is the oatmeal cooked or uncooked? I know a dumb question...but I do need to know....thanks

Joy Smith said...

I would love to know is the oatmeal cooked or uncooked? thanks

Mandy Rivers said...

Uncooked :)

Mandy Rivers said...

Well, Ima have to try that!! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I think you can use either I used cooked and they turned out great :)-Mariah

Anonymous said...

Make these with cannabis butter makes good cuz the peanut butter flavors out the cannabis much better than coco...use Incas for pain/sleep sativa's for daytime pain relief an stress ...much more intense than smoking so be careful aan keep away from kids!

Tamj said...

I just made these with Nutella instead of peanut butter, cause we were running low on PB...all I can say is OMG gooooooooood! :)

Mandy Rivers said...

Uncooked.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how these would taste with Cookie Butter?!

Anonymous said...

yum

Jean(ie) said...

yum! made these to take to a quilting event. That is if they ever make it there! LOL!

Anonymous said...

i have been making these for years and they are absolutely my fave. they taste just like peanut butter fudge!

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