Tuesday, June 19, 2012

No-Bake Cookies

I can't recall ever having no-bake cookies before I moved to Indiana, but in Indiana, they're everywhere. Have a bake sale, and you're guaranteed to have at least one person bring a batch of no-bakes. They're as prevalent as chocolate chip cookies. They're by far not my favorite cookie, but Justin loves them, especially if he can get to them as they're coming out of the pot, before they've had time to actually set. They're warm and runny, all chocolate and oats and tastiness. If he has to eat it with a spoon, he's happy.

I made this particular batch with Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder, which I think helped add a bit more depth to their flavor. This particular recipe has just a hint of peanut butter, but if you prefer more, you can add up to a half cup of it without really changing the rest of the recipe.


1/2 c unsalted butter
1/2 c milk
2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 c quick oats


In a sauce pan over medium heat, bring butter, milk, peanut butter, and sugar to a boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Add vanilla extract and cocoa powder, and stir until thoroughly combined. Stir in oats. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto wax paper, and allow to cool for 1 hour before removing.

Servings: 12

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