Friday, February 20, 2015

Flashback Friday: No Bakes

Here's this week's Flashback Friday where I dig up an old post. If you haven't seen it before, then it's new to you! This is a quick, easy "no bake" dessert that is a real crowd please. Peanut butter and chocolate. Can you really go wrong? :)

Skill Level: Beginner
Skills Attained: no-bake cookies
Supplies:
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 T. cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (not natural, it won't melt properly)
  • ~3 cups oatmeal (quick oats are best, but I often use old-fashion rolled oats)
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • Medium-Size Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • 2 - Cookie Sheets
  • Parchment/Wax Paper
  • 2 teaspoons

No Bake Cookies are one of my favorite stand-by recipes in my arsenal of desserts. This is such a simple recipe, and for some reason, I generally have all of these ingredients on hand. The peanut butter-chocolate combination pleases any crowd! 

In a medium saucepan on the stove over medium to high heat, melt the butter and then add the sugar, cocoa, and milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. 



Remove the pan from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla. (I like to have the peanut butter measured out before the mixture comes to a boil.)  Add these ingredients first and stir so it melts and combines evenly. 





Stir in the oatmeal one cup at a time. The amount of oatmeal you add will depend on how gooey you like the cookies and how long the chocolate mixture cooked. Sometimes I have added as much as 3 3/4 cups of oatmeal. 



Using the teaspoons, quickly drop the cookies onto the waxed paper before the mixture hardens. 


Refrigerate approximately one hour or until the cookies set. 


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Recipe:
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 T. cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (not natural, it won't melt properly)
  • ~3 cups oatmeal (quick oats are best, but I often use old-fashion rolled oats)
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • Medium-Size Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • 2 - Cookie Sheets
  • Parchment/Wax Paper
  • 2 teaspoons
  1. In a medium saucepan on the stove over medium to high heat, melt the butter and then add the sugar, cocoa, and milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. 
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla. 
  3. Stir in the oatmeal one cup at a time. 
  4. Using the teaspoons, quickly drop the cookies onto the waxed paper before the mixture hardens. 
  5. Refrigerate approximately one hour or until the cookies set. 


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