Saturday, December 20, 2014

No Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

These simple cookies are a huge hit with anyone. I've brought these to work, parties and many other events where everyone asks for this recipe. 

-3 cups quick oats
-1/2 cup butter
-1 3/4 cups white sugar
-1/2 cup milk
-4 tbsp cocoa powder
-1/2 cup peanut butter (heaping)
-1 tsp vanilla extract


Put the dry oats in a large mixing bowl and lay out wax paper on a counter. Combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa in a large skillet with a whisk. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla.  

Pour over oats and mix with spatula. Spoon the batter onto the wax paper in whatever shape you desire. I typically choose pucks or balls. I also like to press chocolate chips into the cookies for an added texture. Let the cookies harden and cool before storing or presenting.

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