no-bake but must-make cookies

My absolute favorite cookie in the world is the chocolate no-bake cookie. I can’t remember a holiday without them… and to be honest they are the “go to” cookie in my house when we’re craving something sweet and simply don’t want to wait for anything to bake. You can even eat them right out of the saucepan… not that I’ve done that before. {wink} And I know they’re not much to look at, but trust me. You won’t be disappointed!

You’ll need:

½ cup (1 stick) butter (I often add a little less) 
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
½ cup peanut butter (I sometimes add more!)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (splurge for the real extract; it’s worth it)
3 cups quick-cooking oats (I sometimes add a little less depending on how much peanut butter I use)

Quick and easy steps:

  1. Mix the sugar and cocoa in a saucepan until smooth.
  2. Add milk and stir.
  3. Lay stick of softened butter on top of the chocolate mixture, turn the stove on low and allow butter to melt.
  4. Bring to a rolling boil, let boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
  6. Stir first two cups of oats in and then add third a little at a time. (Remember: The heat of the mixture is what cooks the oats so don’t go too slowly. Plus, they set very quickly so spoon them as soon as the oats are in!)
  7. Use tablespoon to drop onto wax paper-lined baking sheets.

As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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Comments

  1. 2

    says

    I literally saw your post this morning, got up and made them rofl… we are having a gingerbread building party today, figured these would be an excellent addition! Have not tasted cool yet, but the hot taste was YUMMY! Accidentally bought crunchy peanut butter the other day but I think it worked ok! and I SOOOO agree about real vanilla!

    hugs! Kim

  2. 4

    Julie Savard says

    Hi, this is very nice recepe!
    But would you suggest me something to replace penut butter?.. for a little one who is allergic…
    thanks
    julie

    • 5

      says

      Julie – we also make them with almond butter. My son is allergic to peanuts, but almonds are lower on the scale and he’s allowed to have them. Thanks so much for stopping in and good luck with your little one!

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