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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