Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

I used to help my mom make these almost every weekend. they're simply irresistable...not to mention addictive.


  1. Mix sugar, cocoa, and milk in a small pan.
  2. add margarine and boil for one minute.
  3. add vanilla.
  4. pour boiling miXTURE over peanut butter and oats.
  5. mix well.
  6. immediately drop by teaspoons onto wax paper.
  7. cool.


Most Helpful

I halved this recipe since I was just making something for a craving for chocolate. The cookies were quite good, but also quite soft. I used twice the cocoa (1/2 cup for the half recipe) so it was extra choclatey, and forgot to add the vanilla, but it seemed like more oats would have held it together better. I think I would use 2 cups of oats and a little less sugar (for my taste) in the half recipe next time. Fortunately, they were yummy enough to make again and experiment. Thanks for the recipe, it satisfied my craving!

kittyroara March 19, 2010

I had forgotten how much I liked these "cookies"! I had first made these in seventh grade home-ec class and thought it a sneaky recipe then, and now thoroughly appreciate it nowadays. I couldn't follow the recipe to the tee, as I had no vanilla and used whiskey instead; and I had no milk but soy milk, so I used real butter instead of margarine & added about 1/8 additional cup of peanut butter to compensate for the missing milk fat. This attempt was delightful and addictive (if that pair ever works together harmoniously.) They were the perfect meal ender to a chard & tomato pasta dinner.

Tetris Master! September 21, 2004

These are a great last minute "I need something for the bake sale" cookie to make. We always called these "Boiled Cookies". Very simple for the beginning cook also.

SueH2 September 20, 2004

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