The other evening, I was sitting here piddling on my computer. One of my roomies came out to the living room, and asked if I was willing to make something (which I'm pretty much ALWAYS up for doing). She wanted some of those no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies. Do you remember those? Man, I hadn't made those in YEARS!!
I used to make them alot when my kids were really little, but honestly, I had forgotten all about them. Not sure why, either...they're quick, easy, and yummy as can be. Well, to make a long story short...off to the kitchen I hustled, and within 30 minutes, had a full batch made. I think they lasted us 3 days? Like I said.....YUMMY!!
So, today...for those who HAVEN'T had them before (and for those who, like me, have forgotten how GOOD they are), that's what we'll be making...the EASIEST cookies in the world. I promise you...these are most definitely KEEPERS, and your family will BEG for more!!
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder (I recommend Hershey's Baking Cocoa)
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter (preferably smooth)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (NOT instant)
In a large saucepot, melt butter. Add sugar, cocoa, and milk, and bring to a low boil (do NOT allow it to boil hard). Allow it to boil lightly for 1 minute, then add the peanut butter and vanilla. Using a whisk, stir constantly until the peanut butter is completely melted and blended. Remove from heat; stir in the oatmeal until mixed well.
Line a few pans with waxed paper. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto the waxed paper, and allow to cool (they will be soft but ready to eat in 10-15 minutes...they harden as they cool). Once cooled completely, store in your fridge. Makes about 24-36 cookies.
Easy, huh? These quick cookies are the answer to ANYONE's chocolate craving. If only it were always so simple!! ENJOY!!