Monday, January 23, 2012

No Bake Cookies

Who doesn't like no bake cookies?  They are so easy, quick and so so  good... Less than 5 minutes and they are done....
I have a couple of "secrets" to make your no bake cookies extra special.... I add a couple of dashes of cinnamon, and a little extra chocolate.. I keep individual Hershey bars in the freezer and add one to the mixture...(since the Hershey bars are frozen I just whack them on the countertop and they break into pieces), I have also added a handful of unwrapped Hershey kisses, leftover Easter, Halloween or Christmas solid chocolate candies (ex: Dove pieces, easter bunnies, chocolate santas etc...) to the mixture (if I don't have any Hershey bars or need to use some leftover candy) and it just gives it that little extra oomph....both the cinnamon and extra chocolate are optional but very yummy additions:)
I have used both smooth and crunchy type peanut butter and both work equally well.. use what you like.  Enjoy

No Bake Cookies
1 stick butter/margarine
2 cups sugar
3 T cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1 individual Hershey bar, broken up
couple of dashes of cinnamon
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

In saucepan add butter/margarine, sugar, cocoa, milk, cinnamon and Hershey bar.  Stir until butter & chocolate are melted, bring to boil and boil for 2-3 minutes.  Add vanilla & peanut butter stirring until peanut butter is dissolved and mixture is still bubbly.  Turn off heat and add oats.  Stir well to completely combine.  Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper lined countertop.  Let cookies set and harden up about 10-15 minutes.  Enjoy

1 comment:

  1. Oh my Soul! You definitely are a woman after my heart! =) I've never thought of adding a candy bar to this marvelous mixture. You're brilliant. Next time, I'm doing that too. Thanks for sharing -