After the challenge of Macarons I wanted to make something safe.
So I made a family favourite, No Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. However at my house they are known more commonly as Chocolate Poopies.
They are delicious and take the skill level of Rice Krispies Squares to make.
Here is the recipe, by request of John.
It make about 2 dozen cookies
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- pinch salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
Preparation:In large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, cocoa, salt, and butter and mix well. Bring to a boil and cover saucepan for 30 seconds to allow steam to wash sugar crystals down sides of pan. Stir mixture and bring it to a boil that can't be stirred down for 1 minute. Then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Add oatmeal and mix well. Do not use regular or instant oatmeal; quick-cooking oatmeal is essential to the success of this recipe.
Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to let the oatmeal absorb some of the liquid.
Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment lined baking sheets or Silpat sheets. Let cool until you can touch the mixture; then reshape the cookies to make them more a ball shape. Let cool completely; store tightly covered at room temperature.