Saturday, February 6, 2010

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe from: Krista Koder

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups QUICK COOKING oatmeal


In large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, cocoa, salt, and butter and mix well.  Bring to a boil and cover saucepan for 30 seconds to allow steam to wash sugar crystals down sides of pan. Stir mixture and bring it to a boil that can't be stirred down for 1 minute.  (make sure the sugar boils hard for at least 1 minute, otherwise the cookies will be sugary instead of creamy)  Then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.  Add oatmeal and mix well.  Do not use regular or instant oatmeal; quick-cooking oatmeal is essential to the success of this recipe.

Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to let the oatmeal absorb some of the liquid.

Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment lined baking sheets or Silpat sheets.  Let cool until you can touch the mixture; then reshape the cookies to make them more a ball shape.  Let cool completely; store at room temperature.  You can also pour this mixture into a 9" square pan that has been greased with unsalted butter, let cool, then cut into squares.

1 comment:

  1. Chocolate Lovers Beware!! These are yummy and very Chocolate!!