7/20/09

3 Oatmeal Munchies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake CookiesBaby, it's HOT outside!

These are a timeless classic no-bake cookie that has been around since....forever, I think.

When I was growing up, it was called, "Easy Candy." My oldest son brought this recipe home from his cooking class and it was called, "Oatmeal Munchies."


I'm so glad cooking classes are popular with boys nowadays!

A month ago, I decided to 'clean' my oven.

It is self-cleaning....all I have to do it push a button, it locks, goes up to a thousand degrees and bakes everything to ashes.

(I don't leave my racks in there, it changes the color...)


I only uses this feature once a year or so and I do it at night.

The next morning, I couldn't open my oven door and there was no power going to it.

The Kitchen Aid repairman came and replaced not one, but two fuses.




While my oven was 'out' for 2 days, I decided to make this no-bake cookie.

It is a very easy recipe that you can do on your stove top.


All it takes is some sugar,






Milk (all I have is skim...I'm sure that 2% would be better!)







Some cocoa...

Here's a tip: When opening a new box of cocoa, tear off only a portion of the sealed paper. You can use a ruler or a straight edge to help you tear off a straight line. This helps 'level' the cocoa when you are measuring it.

Cool, huh?


Back to the cookies...



Butter or margarine can be used.






Cook all the ingredients until you get a rolling boil.


Remove it from the heat immediately.








Add creamy peanut butter.


There's just something about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter that gets me every time....






Pure vanilla extract,











and good ole' fashioned rolled oats.










I use my trusty 2T. cookie scoop as a measure and drop 'em on parchment paper.








They spread slightly, so I hurry and put them in the fridge to set up...







If you haven't had these in awhile, NOW is the time to make them.

Enjoy!

Oatmeal Munchies
(4x6 printable recipe)    (full page recipe)


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