No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
photo by Pam-I-Am
- Ready In:
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1⁄2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- In a sauce pan over medium high heat add melted butter, cocoa, sugar and milk bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir constantly.
- Remove from heat and add the oats and the peanut butter.
- Mix and drop by spoonfuls on wax paper.
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A fantasic recipe and SO easy! I didn't have any quick cook oats so I used regular scotts oats and cooked them in with the wet stuff for approx. 15 mins with about double the amount of milk. This was pretty much spot on - the oats were good and soft and the extra milk kept it moist for the longer cooking time. I used splenda instead of sugar (about 1.5cups), low fat butter (it's all we ever have in the house), low fat peanut butter and skimmed milk, and they still came out a treat. Just like another reviewer, I couldn't stop eating the mixture and had to drag myself away while the cookies cooled and set (I ended up with only 11, having eaten about 4 cookies worth...). These were so fabulous though - moist and gooey and so flavoursome considering how simple and easy they are to make! The cocoa (which I'm not usually a fan of) worked wonderfully and the oats made for a filling cookie with a great texture. With the low fat substitutions it's really quite a healthy cookie and it doesn't taste low fat AT ALL. My (picky) other half dug in when they were ready and nearly fell over when I told him they were actually comparatively healthy! An excellent recipe and a definite keeper. It takes a lot for me to give out 5 stars! I certainly wish my school cafeteria had made these when I was younger! Thanks Paula!
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Hello everyone, My name is Paula, I'm 40 years old, married 18 yrs. and have 3 children, 1 bird and Rocky the ferret. I love them all. I also love to cook and look and new and different recipes. I am in college full time working on my bachelors degree in Nursing Science. Hope you enjoy my recipes and I would love to hear what you think about them or just to share a recipe with me. Bye for now, your fellow food lover.