Saturday, February 2, 2013

Delicious No-Bakes!

Mmmm...these sound so good right now.  So I thought I'd move this recipe over from my old blog today.

So I am possibly a little bit too excited about this recipe, but for a couple of good reasons. #1 In total, making these cookies probably took me 15 minutes. (And I really don't even think it took that long!) #2 D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!! I'm really happy with how they turned out. Granted, cooling takes about 45 minutes, but it's not like you have to stand in the kitchen and watch them cool. Therefore, I am all about this quick and yummy recipe! Here goes:

I found this recipe online. This is the link, but I provide the recipe and my notes below.

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa.

Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. (There was a tip at the beginning of the recipe to make sure you start timing when the mixture has reached a full rolling boil. This will help you avoid over or under cooking. Over-cooking will make the cookies crumble and fall apart. Undercooking will not allow them to form correctly. The recipe didn't say whether or not to stir the mixture while it's boiling, but I was a little afraid to just let it sit! So I stirred a few times throughout the 1 1/2 min. boiling time.)

Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. (I added one cup of oats at a time and stirred well each time.)

 Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.


Sara said...

My family makes these from time to time, they are way too delicious! :)

terr davidson said...

Yum yum dribble yum

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Robin said...

My husband introduced me to these when we were engaged and now they are a favorite of mine. Try freezing them (even after freezing for a couple of days, it only takes a minute for them to be soft enough to easily bite into). It's even more delicious.

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