No-bake cookies, the quintessential staple of the school bake sale fundraiser. They are cheap to make and easy enough to enlist the help of the kids. When making these cookies, I realized it’s probably been years since I’ve made or even eaten them. I don’t know why except that it slipped my mind. Now that I have made them, I think I’ll need to make them more often. They were so yummy that they didn’t last long around here. Plus, Farmboy loved dropping spoonfuls on the cookie sheet. And I think Hubby and Farmboy will probably be requesting them on a regular basis. This recipe sets up really nicely and uses ingredients that I keep as staples anyway. No excuse why they can’t be a regular treat.
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
1 3/4 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1/2 c butter
4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
3 c quick-cook oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
Line two cookie sheets with wax paper. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Drop spoonfuls of warm batter onto the cookie sheets. Let cool until hardened.