Thursday, June 23, 2011

No-bake Cookies

 I sure wish I'd known ahead of time that my son's baseball game yesterday was going to be a double header!  We would have eaten before hand or at least taken something with us to eat, either snacks or sandwiches.  As it was, we were tormented and tempted by a bake sale there to benefit Relay for Life.  They had a couple different kinds of cookies, rice crispy treats, brownies, and no-bake cookies. 

No-bake cookies at bake sales have always been somewhat special to me.  We never had no-bakes in my house growing up, since my mom was allergic to chocolate.  Somehow, I don't think no-bake cookies made from carob powder would have held the same appeal (but it should be possible in theory!).  Fortunately, now I know how to make no-bake cookies myself so I can have them any time I'd like.  These cookies are perfect for summer, since you don't have to turn the oven on to make them, but you'd want to make sure that the house was still cool enough for them to set.

No-bake Cookies

 2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla

Combine sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk in a large pan.  Bring to a full rolling boil and boil for one minute.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oatmeal, and vanilla.  Drop by rounded teaspoons on waxed paper and allow to set.


  1. Thanks for posting this recipe! I've been craving these lately! :)

  2. Making some right now. :-)