Monday, July 11, 2011

10 minute No-Bake Cookies

Happy mid-summer ya'll. I know, I know. Mid-summer. Sad, it hasn't even been a summer at all yet. Hasn't this year been completely wacko?? I just hope it straightens itself out pretty quickly, cuz if I get one more inch of basement may be caput. We had a puddle outside for the past couple of days of at least four inches deep. Driving down the road this morning was like driving in a washed out river bed.

But, for whatever reason, the chicks are really enjoying it! So there's that :) 

Well, all this weird weather has put me in the mood for some fall and winter cookie faves. I use to make these all the time when I was a kid with carob powder.
And every single time I made them, my hands turned deep yellow.
Probably cuz you aren't suppose to burn the carob powder.
But I always did.
And believe me, those yellow hands do not go away quickly :)

Well, here's a recipe of our family fave sans the carob powder....and yellow hands.
3 Tbsp. butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
 3 Tbsp. milk
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use the reduce fat creamy)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups quick oats
First Step: 
Melt butter in saucepan
 Remove butter from heat.
Second step:
Stir in cocoa, sugar and salt until well blended.
 Stir in milk and bring to a boil.
 Remove from heat.
Third Step:
Stir in peanut butter, vanilla and quick oats.
(just a tip, I spray the measuring cup with nonstick spray before I put in the pb, it's much easier to get out)

Once you get it all nice and mixed up, drop onto a surface sprayed with nonstick spray.
I used foil here:

And I used a nice serving tray on this one. Either way. Or even wax paper works, of course.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! The best is that its so quick, simple, and all the ingredients are things you already have on hand!



  1. No bake is just my style! I am definitely going to have to try these (pinned!). We are having the same weather pattern up here in Vancouver, B.C as well - rain scheduled again for the rest of the week. At least our grass is looking very green...

  2. They look fantastic Alicia! I'm always looking for no bake, healthy, quick ideas. I'll be definitely making these! Thanks!

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  3. Fast? Not bake? Cookies? I definitely bookmark this one! To the kitchen.....

  4. I love, love, love, love, love no-bakes!!!! In grade school, my friend's mom made them every Christmas. Then when I moved into my house 10 years ago, our neighbor started giving them to me every Christmas. I had asked her for her recipe and she died before sharing it. :o( I'm so excited to try these!!!!! I'm 'pinning' them right now. YUM!

  5. Yum!! Those look absolutely delish!

    PS I mentioned you on my blog today!

    Much Love,


  6. I grew up making these with my cousin - we called them fudgies - yum yum!!

  7. we've been making these for years. everyone in the family adores them.. happy to hear your family does too..

  8. I made these tonite. AMAZING.

    I posted about them and put a link to the recipe and your blog.

    Again, these are so friggin' good. Thanks for curbing my craving! :0)

  9. just made them. oooooo how delishhhhhh!!!!
    So quick so easy. Definitely a keeper recipe thank you!


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