no bake cookies
Chocolate… Oatmeal… Peanut butter… (A little more butter…) And no oven required.
Seriously, what’s not to love?!?
Ha…ok, I know these cookies won’t win any low-cal awards. But when the cookie craving hits, and especially when I’m short on time, these classic no-bakes have long been a favorite treat. They are uber-easy to whip up, and never fail to please a crowd. I’ve included some ideas for extra add-ins below, but otherwise, I’m a big fan of the traditional recipe that’s been passed around for years.
No Bake Cookies Recipe
(From my Mom)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups quick oats
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Then add milk, sugar, and cocoa and stir to combine while bringing to a boil. Boil for 1-2 minutes, then remove pan from heat. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter, until melted. Stir in oats.
Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool until hardened.
Once you stir in the oats, the cookies go from gooey to set up pretty quickly. So I’d recommend prepping your wax paper beforehand (or while your butter is melting!).
Also, some other fun mix-ins (while you stir in the oats) might be:
- shredded coconut
- chopped almonds or walnuts