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No Bake Cookies

There are times when I just crave chocolate and tonight I concocted some No Bake Cookies for the first time in probably about ten years. They just sounded good to me. Plus I didn't have any eggs, so I decided on this old standard. I didn't have a recipe handy, so I did an Internet search and found several versions. The one I tried was this.

  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Put sugar, milk, butter, cocoa into saucepan over medium heat. When it comes to a full rolling boil (not just a wimpy simmer), cook it for an additional 1.5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the three remaining ingredients--vanilla, peanut butter, oats. Mix everything together, then drop a cookie-sized mound of the mixture with a small scoop onto wax paper until they are all formed. As they cool down, the cookies will get firm and be ready to eat without baking. They are delicious and can be prepared quickly. My kids had never tasted No Bake Cookies before now. Kelly popped one in his mouth right when he walked in the door from work and I made him stop eating them until he had dinner, but mainly so I could take a picture of the cookie plate first.


Madison said…
The few experiences I've had with no-bake cookies have been far from satisfying. I'd like to try a good recipe, though, as I'm sure it makes a big difference.
Megs said…
I love these. We used to make them all the time in college becuase they were easy ingredients to have on hand. I made them for the firs time in years as well about three weeks ago when we both needed a treat on limited supplies.
Lonna said…
That recipe sounds really good, I think that I might have to give it a try, I think that your cookies turned out looking fantastic, I am sure that they tasted just as good.
Virginia Texans said…
Wow...these look great. Thanks for the recipe- I'll have to try it this week.
Heidi said…
We make these all the time- yum! I have tasted some bad versions of them though where the cookies are rock hard. The recipe I have makes them perfectly soft but held together. I am guessing you like this one you found?
Robin said…
I'm not much of a no-bake cookie fan, but these are making me hungry!
Maryanne said…
I grew up with my mom making No Bake cookies. I LOVE them! Whenever I have them now, they bring back such great memories :)
Julie said…
I love no bake cookies. When Tom walked by and saw the photo of these on the screen he said EWW! I think he has bad memories of the ones he used to make on his mission. I found his mission recipe book and that recipe but they were not called no bake, they were called, "gorilla poop cookies". EWW!
i just read megs comment and i was just going to say that. the girls in her apartment seriously made them like every day - and i lived next door so it was easy to get my hands on them! sometimes they made them with peanut butter and let's just say i visited her apartment a lot!! my sister in law actually made them at christmas time and it brought back some memories for me. you always have the best recipes!
Summer Adams said…
aaaah, i'm doing the atkins diet right now and this is killin' me cuz they're like my fav thing in the world. if i wasn't losing weight so easily i'd totally cheat and make these, seriously....they are the BEST!!!!
Kirks said…
MMMMMMmmmmmm. Thanks Kelly. No bakes are always great.
Julie said…'re it! Check out my blog to see what I'm talking about. :)

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