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 rain....my 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
Melt butter in saucepan
Remove butter from heat.
Stir in cocoa, sugar and salt until well blended.
Stir in milk and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat.
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!