Sunday, March 4, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

 Okay... does anyone else always HAVE to make cookies or something on Sunday afternoon?? Today was no exception... and all of a sudden this afternoon, I was craving good old no-bake cookies. I have not been able to  find my mom's recipe anywhere for a long time for these cookies. Since then I have been on the search for a recipe that was similar... my mom's didn't have peanut butter in it though, and that's all I've been able to find, but peanut butter and chocolate go hand in hand I guess. I also remembered going to my friends house when I was in the 7th grade and they had fresh No-bake cookies that were gooey and delicious, I think they didn't have cocoa or something so they substituted chocolate syrup....hmmmmm. I found a recipe that wasn't very large, and it looked yummy but I substituted a square of unsweetened chocolate to see if I could get a bit of the gooey that I remembered my childhood friend's cookies having. I think this recipe was good and close to what I remembered! I ate 5 while they were still warm and slightly gooey! YUMMO!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-bake Cookies
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1- 1-ounce square unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups oatmeal (I used the quick oats, but old fashioned would work too)

Combine the sugar, butter and milk together in a medium size saucepan. Cook over medium/high heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil, turn heat down a little (you want it to keep boiling but not to burn) and STOP stirring, let this boil on it's own for 1 minute. (Be sure it boils for 1 whole minute and don't stir even though you will be tempted to... it goes grainy and sugary if you do.)
Remove from heat and add the chocolate and the peanut butter, let sit in the top mixture for a minute to get melty then stir to help melt and combine. Then stir in the vanilla. Next add the oats and stir to combine.
Drop by Tablespoons onto waxed paper. (As you can see I just had waxed paper on my stove top, not too pretty of a picture, but the cookies were yummo!) let cool and enjoy!! or if you are like me, let cool till you candle handle them and eat two before anyone notices!!
Makes about 16 cookies

2 comments:

  1. How good do these look? I love the chocolate and peanut butter combination so I am sure I would love your cookies!

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  2. Thanks for your comment!! They were really good :)

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