Monday, December 19, 2011

Drop it like it's hot - No Bake Cookies

No bake Cookies - peanut butter chocolate oats

The scene is perfect, the lighting is stupendous and I'm in the perfect moment when I "click" my camera to only find out I forgot to put in the battery. Story of my life, so I am not surprise when my oven decided to not turn on. Actually, my oven decided not be like my refrigerator and "run" so I can't "catch" it because I need a brand new one. Merry f##king Christmas to me.

Like most backstabbing friends, my oven decides to pick the perfect moment to not work. Two days before I meet fellow food bloggers for lunch and a cookie exchange. But like MacGyver I whittle my way out of the backstabber and make no-bake cookies. Actually, I've been meaning to make these cookies so there is a silver lining.

No bake Cookies - peanut butter chocolate oats

I tweaked the recipe a little because the first batch I made via allrecipe.com was too sweet and not enough oats.

No Bake Cookies
adapted from allrecipe.com

3 1/4 Cups of Quick Cook Oats
4 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 Cups of Sugar
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/2 Cup of Crunchy Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup of Milk
1 teaspoon of Vanilla

Put butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a heavy pot and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is at a full boil, let it boil for 90 seconds. Take the pot off the stove and stir in peanut butter, vanilla and oats.

Drop the cookies like it's hot with a spoon (Actually it is very hot) onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Let cool and chomp.

The variations are endless! I am thinking about using nutella, marshmallow, cheerios, pretzels and even potato chips next time. I think frito chips would work really well.

No bake Cookies - peanut butter chocolate oats


Cookie exchange with fellow food bloggers:
Cookies from cookie exchange
Raisin and Walnut Cookies by Visda of eat, drink and just be!
Ginger and Cardamom Cookies (and her family secret Italian cookies recipe) by Gina of SPcookieQueen
Ginger Cookies with Nutella by Patty of Patty's Food


2 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

Pretty, pretty pictures. These no bake cookies are always a nice option, especially in the summer if you don't want to turn on the oven. :)

Sandy @ tinytinyfork said...

YUM! A nutella version would be incredible! Great post and blog!

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