26 April 2007

Mom's Chocolate Oatmeal No Bakes


These are great cookies to make, especially when you have something else baking and can't use the oven but still want to make cookies. These are also some of my favorite cookies from my childhood - and remain that way today. They don't have your typical cookie dough texture and remind me more of a fudge mixed with oatmeal, so how can you go wrong? These are perfect for those cookie exchanges or gift tins at Christmas, or even just satisfying a sweet tooth on a weeknight.


INGREDIENTS

1/2 C Butter
*Add a pinch of salt if using unsalted butter
1/2 C Milk
2 C white sugar
1/2 C peanut butter
1/4 C cocoa
1 Tbl Vanilla
3 C Oats

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients except oats in saucepan, bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute to ensure sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add oats and mix well. Spoon mixture onto wax paper and allow to cool. Store in air-tight container.

1 comment:

M.Thom said...

I was just thinking today how I wanted to make these soon! We used to make them at Girl Scout camp...YUM!