Sunday, May 11, 2014

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies!

Today's recipe is inspired by those late-night dessert cravings where you don't really want to make something, but you need something sweet, so you decide on making something super quick and easy. I found this recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies after watching a Shaytards vlog and being intrigued by a recipe they made. 

Note: sorry for the bad lighting in these photos. This is what happens when I decide to make things late at night!

 You don't need many ingredients to make this, and most of the things you should have lying around the house:
1 stick of butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 1/2 cups oatmeal

 First, you combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk on the stove until it's boiling.
Boiled and combined.
Next you add the peanut butter and stir it until it's melted.
Chocolate-peanut butter goodness
 Then add the vanilla
 And then the oats
 The original recipe called for 3-3 1/2 cups. I went with three, then thought that wasn't enough so added about a half a cup more.
 All mixed up. I let it cool a tiny bit in the pan because it still seemed to liquidy to spoon out.
The last step is to spoon them out onto wax or parchment paper and let them cool. Or don't let them cool and eat warm, gooey, delicious chocolateness. 

Overall I think that these cookies are really good, especially if you just want something sweet right now. However, I do think they were a little bit too sweet and might cut back on the sugar if I were to make them again.

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