So I feel like one of those housewives in those old black and white movies today. You know the ones where the wife is running around like crazy with the kids, everything is a mess and the husband calls and says the boss will be coming over dinner? Yep, that’s me today. Except thankfully the boss isn’t coming to dinner. My hubby called at 11:14 am to ask me if I could please make a dessert for his referee cookout that’s tonight and apparently he’s supposed to bring a dessert.
“Of course, no problem honey.” Panic! “What in the world do I have that I can make on that short notice?” I said in Academy Sports while my oldest daughter is trying to help my youngest daughter decide on which shoes she should get for her new job as I start scrolling through Pinterest (we’re on day two of trying to find all black tennis shoes and we’re back at the store we started out). Then like divine intervention, I thought of no-bake cookies and Emily decided on the Fabletics (Which by the way are totally cute!).
I’m so glad that I remembered that these are a favorite of my husband. Problem is, I have no idea what recipe I’ve used over the years. I love baking, but we just don’t eat a lot of sweets anymore. All the recipes I found were pretty much the same and basically what I remembered. After some really quick research and a fast trip to the store to get the cocoa powder and peanut butter, I settled on a recipe. It’s a slight adjustment to Quaker’s original recipe. Honestly, go to the source!
Funny thing, I followed the recipe and then it hit me, when do I add the peanut butter? It didn’t even dawn on me that this recipe doesn’t have peanut butter. A quick text to hubby and yes, he loves the ones with peanut butter. So I added it and some vanilla because vanilla just brings out the best flavors. It was yummy and delicious without the peanut butter, but with it and the vanilla, they are scrumptious! I hope you love it as much as we did!
Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Quick and easy, classic cookies no-bake cookies. Just like your mom made!
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 3 cups quick, uncooked Quaker Oats
- 1 tsp vanilla
In the saucepan add, sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa and cook on medium. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring and scraping sides of the saucepan. After 3 minutes, remove from heat. Layout a long sheet of wax paper and drop cookie mixture onto it and allow to cool and firm. Store in a tightly covered container.
I used a tablespoon cookie scoop and was able to make 36 small cookies.
I hope you love these cookies as much as my family has! I even ate some for breakfast! Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!