No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

I’m waiting on pins and needles – my new and improved camera is scheduled to be delivered today! Wheeee!!! I’m soooo excited, puh-lease hurry up Amazon Santa UPS guy. And in that vein, I’m making sure those recipes with the old camera pics, the camera that’s about to become just so last season and possibly even looked upon with disdain, get posted very soon.

no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies, not set yet

I made these cookies last summer, for our last beach outing for crying out loud, and somehow never got around to posting them. Please don’t hold that against the cookies. And please don’t lower your opinion or expectations of these cookies due to my scattered tardiness. Because they’re so awesome.

no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies

This is a homemade version of a chewy, chocolate and peanut butter cookie that was sold in individual packages in my elementary school cafeteria. Now, I should add, we mostly brought our lunch to school, lunches my mom would plan and pack in a brown paper sack, and they were usually dessert-free lunches. A few exceptions here and there, but the most we dared hope for in the way of sweets was an apple or some banana chips. Oh, and please don’t think we were given money to purchase dessert from the cafeteria line. We most certainly were not.

No-bake chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal cookies

But, hopefully unbeknownst to my parents, I would occasionally save my allowance and collect change by the quarter and dime to purchase one of these cookies on the sly. What can I say, I just loved them. Sorry, Mom!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I probably wouldn’t love them now; I’d likely find them too chewy and not flavorful enough, and just processed tasting. But I certainly loved recreating them at home. Oh yeah. And they were quite well-received by our friends at the shore. Delicious. And easy. Try them soon.

no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies

{One year ago: Pumpkin Pecan Souffled Pancake}

Source: slightly adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
Pinch of kosher salt
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats

Line 2 baking sheets with either parchment paper or silpats. Set aside.
Add the butter, sugar, milk, salt, and cocoa powder to a 4-quart saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Add the peanut butter and vanilla, and stir until smooth, then stir in the oats.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Let cool until set. For best results, keep them chilled – in my opinion, anyway.

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