No bake cookies were something of a staple in my family growing up. They are terribly easy but tricky at the same time. I remember making them once and having them actually turn out...if you've ever made them you'll know what I mean.
All these delicious cookies require is sugar, milk, oatmeal, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and peanut butter. (Vanilla is also listed but I didn't have any so mine were made without.) I'll be honest I was slightly grossed out by the two cups of sugar as I poured it into the sauce pan but as soon as it mixed and melted with the butter, milk, and cocoa powder it looked far less bad for me.
I made sure I had my peanut butter and oatmeal ready to go in. I had my wax paper prepped and then I waited for the mixture to boil...I decided to check my phone for a quick second and then got distracted with a few text messages and before I know it I looked at the stove and the mixture was BOILING! A LOT! I panicked because I had no idea how long it had been boiling for so I turned it down slightly and left it on for another 20-30 seconds to be on the safe side.
I scooped in about half a container of peanut butter and just kept adding oatmeal until it looked thick enough-- I probably didn't end up doing a full three cups though. I spooned them onto the wax paper and I waited....and it was a miracle because they hardened! And were perfect and delicious!
Back to that whole thing about my husband not liking chocolate and peanut butter-- I figured eating 20 no bake cookies wouldn't be in my best interest (and I definitely would eat all of them!), So if you read my thankful Thursday post from last week you'll know I had him take them into work with him so I wouldn't be tempted.