At church on Sunday we had a potluck and someone (thanks Sydny) brought no bake cookies. They were good. So, I have been thinking about them ever since…not so good since I started working out yesterday… but oh well, I still thought it would be fun to share with you the recipe I like to make.
I should explain that I did not grow up with no bake cookies, so this recipe has been a pretty new addition to our dessert repertoire. But I think they are a fun alternative to having to actually do any baking. And I am starting to like them more and more. I am going to have to play around a bit with the recipe to see what other madness I can make out of it. For example, this time I added whole salted peanuts. I haven’t done this before, but I honestly don’t think I EVER will make them again without peanuts it was such a welcome addition.
It is important to boil the chocolate mixture for at least a minute and maybe closer to two. This makes the sauce more fudge-like and I promise, it is just better that way! Happy cooking! Let me know if you try them!
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe
Makes 25-30 (medium sized scoop) cookies
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup salted, roasted peanuts
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 – 4 cups oatmeal (I like to do have quick oats and half regular oatmeal)
In a medium sized heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1-2 minutes, but be careful not to burn it. Add the peanut butter and vanilla mix until combined. add the peanuts and oatmeal to the pan and mix together till completely coated in chocolate. (add oatmeal if necessary. On a rimmed cookie sheet covered with waxed paper, drop mixture by the medium cookie scoop size, allow to cool ( I usually throw mine in the fridge!).