superbowl snack idea #6 : for a quick sweet treat at halftime
no bake chocolate, peanut butter, & oatmeal cookies
- 3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 stick [8 tbsp] butter, cut into pieces
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tbsp cocoa
place several sheets of wax paper on your counter or kitchen table. measure 3 cups of oats, the peanut butter, & vanilla into a large heatproof bowl. place the butter, sugar, milk, & cocoa in a small saucepan. give them a quick stir. turn the heat on high & leave the mixture alone. bring the mixture to a full, rolling boil, & let it boil for exactly 1 minute. remove immediately from the heat & pour the chocolate mixture over the oats and peanut butter.
use a large wooden spoon to quickly stir the ingredients together. [if the mixture seems runny or it’s a very humid day, stir in the remaining half-cup of oats]. working with 2 spoons, drop the mixture by tablespoons onto the wax paper. let cookies cool until set.
[recipe via ezra pound cake]
My aunt used to make these often, and oh my, they’re delicious!