I LOVE these chocolate “no bake” cookies – and have experimented with several recipes over the years. Usually they turn out too hard – I eat them anyways… or too soft – I cut around the parchment paper and eat them anyways – with a fork. They never go to waste… Ha! 😉 BUT I stumbled onto this recipe from FoodNetwork.com and thought I would give it a try. I’ve made this a dozen times and it works EVERY. TIME! It’s the perfect recipe.
I’ve adjusted the recipe to suit my tastes, and everyone seems to love them…
These cookies are NOT the best to be photographed. Please don’t leave your rude comments here. Instead – make these cookies and be delighted that you did. They are amazing!
Chocolate and Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
2 cups white granulated sugar
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (4 oz.) stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 cups oatmeal (quick cooking oats)
In a larger sized saucepan, combine the white granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsalted butter and whole milk. Bring this mixture to a boil over medium heat.
Let boil for 90 seconds exactly.
Remove from heat and add the peanut butter, vanilla extract, salt and oatmeal. Stir to combine.
Next, drop tablespoon sized amounts of the mixture onto parchment paper and let cool.