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If you know anything about me, it’s that I looove me some sugar. I could go for cookies and chocolate all day.
Now of course this can be a problem – too much sugar is obviously not good for you, and spending the money on cookies can definitely add up.
That’s why I don’t! If I want my sugar fix, I need to make it myself.
In comes one of my very favourite cookie recipes that my mom made for us growing up.
And they’re no-bake.
They are so simple and quick to make, yet they are absolutely delectable (yeah, more than delicious).
Super Easy No-Bake Cookies
You Will Need:
- Wooden Spoon
- Cookie Scoop (or spoons)
- Cookie Sheet (these are great!)
- Wax Paper
This recipe requires you to work quickly or they won’t turn out properly. The first thing you should do is get all of your ingredients and supplies ready so they are there when you need them. Or have a helper!
Grab a cookie sheet and line with wax paper. Make sure it’s a size that will fit in your fridge! This is where your cookies will be placed to set. Measure out your 1/4 cup of peanut butter & 1 and 3/4 cups oats and place to the side, so it is ready for later.
First you’re going to want to start with a medium to large sized saucepan (or pot as I’ve always called it, like this) Pour your one cup of sugar and one quarter cup of cocoa into the pot and mix it up until it’s a nice light brown colour and there is no clumps.
Next you’re gonna plop your quarter cup of butter and quarter cup of milk into the pot. Place the pot on your burner and turn to medium heat. Continuously stir to help the butter melt and to prevent the mixture from burning to the pot.
Once your butter is melted and it is all mixed together, the mixture will begin to bubble. Set a timer and boil the mixture for one minute.
Once the minute is up, remove the pot from the heat.
This is when you need to work quickly. If you take too long your mixture won’t be gooey enough and will just all flake and fall apart.
Scoop your quarter cup of peanut butter into the pot and stir until it melts (it will melt quickly). Pour in your 1 and 3/4 cups of oats and stir until fully coated.
Using your cookie scoop (or spoons), drop balls of mixture onto your wax paper lined cookie sheet. No worries about putting them two close, they aren’t being baked so they do not need the room to spread out. Once your mixture is used up, place your cookie sheet in the fridge for the cookies to set!
I also recommend licking the pot and spoon because it’s so damn good, but that’s just me.
Makes 12-15 cookies depending on the size you make them!
I absolutely love these cookies and they are my go-to when I need to whip up a quick treat for guests, or just need a sugar fix! For more yummy recipes, click here!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 3/4 cups oats
- Mix sugar and cocoa in a medium saucepan.
- Add butter and milk. Place on stove at medium heat. Stir until butter is melted.
- Let mixture boil for one minute.
- Remove from heat and immediately add peanut butter.
- Stir to mix.
- Quickly add oats and stir until coated.
- Scoop onto lined cookie sheet and place in refrigerator to set.
- Makes 12-15 cookies.
- Store in refrigerator.
- Because this recipe is no-bake, you are really free to eat the cookies whenever you like! I like to let them set at least 10 minutes in the fridge so they aren't too gooey.