Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I made this for my son's Gross Out themed birthday party. It's supposed to be like an owl pellet (the little thing that they regurgitate) and does look similar. It's actually a peanut butter no-bake cookie with pretzel rods (to represent the bones) and coconut flakes (to represent the fur). The kids loved them. It would be a good idea for a Halloween party, too. And everything is done on the stove top so kids can help out!
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon cocoa
- 1⁄4 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1⁄2 cup pretzel stick, broken into 1-inch pieces
- 1⁄4 cup coconut flakes (optional)
- Mix the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Heat on Medium/High, stirring until smooth.
- Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Allow the mixture to cool enough to touch it. Drop the mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cookie sheet from the fridge and form the dropped cookies into elongated "balls".
- Cookies can be refrigerated for 2 weeks or frozen for 2 months.
I tried mixing coconut into my no-bake recipe and didn't like the texture. I instead sprinkled the coconut on wax paper or foil before dropping cookies there to cool. They turned out really good that way. Mini marshmallows work well too. I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that has pretzels and we love them. I will DEFINITELY try pretzels in my no-bakes.