Saturday, August 17, 2013

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I would love to take credit for coming up with this ingenious concoction, but I can't. These are like the good ol' No-Bake Cookies made with cocoa, but not. 

I found a lovely picture of cookies drizzled with chocolate along with the recipe on facebook. I immediately went to pinterest to find the original recipe. No.such.luck. Then I searched the internet. Could not find a recipe like it anywhere. So...thanks to whomever came up with this awesome deliciousness! 

When I saw this recipe I thought, guess we are starting domestic science with the son today.
(Domestic Science is just a manlier name for home ec. His wife will love me.)

Pardon the well-used sheet cake pan.
And the allergy oil on the counter top...and the newspaper...
They turned out great! Better than the regular No-Bake Cookies. And, of course, I needed to teach him how a recipe is just a guide (unless it is bread or something like that), right?! We made a modification with the chocolate topping.

So, without further adieu, here is the recipe:

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

2 c sugar (delicious already, huh?!)
dash of salt
1 stick butter (1/2 c)
1/2 c milk
1 c peanut butter
1 t vanilla
3 c oatmeal (quick)
Waxed or parchment paper

In a large saucepan, bring to boil the sugar, salt, butter and milk; stir constantly. Boil mixture over medium heat for 1 full minute. Remove from head immediately.

Add peanut butter and vanilla; still well. Add oatmeal and stir until thoroughly incorporated. On a sheet of waxed or parchment paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls (or used a medium-sized cookie scoop).

Drizzle with a mixture of cocoa, powdered sugar and water* if desired. Cool until set and firm.

*Our modification was the drizzle. We just melted a good quantity of milk chocolate chips. This was also my opportunity to teach him to eyeball the quantity! ;) The melted chocolate will firm up after a few hours but not get really hard. For this reason, store in a single layer in an air-tight container.


Are you a follow the recipe to a "T" person or a 'recipe is a guide' type of person?

1 comment:

  1. I often adjust recipes to make them healthier - trading crisco for light butter w/canola oil; white refined sugar with organic sugar (don't need as much), sea salt instead of salt, etc. However, Dave accuses me of adding chocolate chips to any recipe that doesn't call for it! What can I say?!? :)