Saturday, June 13, 2015

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter No-bake Cooies

I revamped my No bake cookie recipe a little... Made my normal recipe with my Young Women the other day and they turned out crumbly so I decided to tweak the recipe a little. I figured using 1/2 corn syrup would make them end up a little like the Peanut Butter rice crispy treats I make, plus omitted the milk as you don't need the liquid when adding corn syrup! YUM!!! You can add some chopped dry roasted peanuts if desired as well.
Enjoy!
Warning ... these are gooey! isn't everything better a little on the gooey side?

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter No-bake Cookies
1/2  cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
2- 1-ounce square unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter or creamy is fine too
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups oatmeal (I used the quick oats, but old fashioned would work too)
pinch of salt

Combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter  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 hot 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. 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