Peanut Butter and Chocolate No-bake Cookies
This is an old family favorite and a popular treat in America. The recipe is pretty sweet so you can probably safely reduce the sugar! Both kinds contain peanut butter, but you can optionally leave out the cocoa powder for just peanut butter cookies. Takes no more than 10 minutes to make! Get creative by mixing in coconut flakes, nuts, nutella, chocolate chips or whatever sounds fun!
Background: This is a family recipe and a popular treat in Midwest America. The most exciting thing was coming home from school to see tons of these cookies laying out on the table!
- Unsalted butter (1/2 cup (1 stick))
- Sugar or brown sugar (2 cups)
- Milk (1/2 cup)
- Cocoa powder- leave out for only PB cookies (4-5 Tablespoons)
- Quick oats/minute oats (3 cups)
- Peanut Butter- smooth or chunky (1 cup)
- Vanilla (1 tsp)
In a large pot, melt butter and combine with cocoa, sugar and milk. Bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute. (Leave cocoa out for pure peanut butter ones).
Remove from heat. Add oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
Roll out some wax paper. Using a spoon, drop cookies onto the wax paper. Let them sit, uncovered until set enough to pick up without falling apart (usually takes 30-60 minutes). Store in plastic bags or tupperware.
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