Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Back to school...

"Back to school, to prove to Dad I'm not a fool..." (Billy Madison, thank you!)

Well, it's back to school time here and one delicious indulgence that I always equate to an "after-school snack" is the notorious NO-BAKE COOKIE.  I know, I know, everyone and their grandma has a recipe for this, but I just could not think of any better way to say "Welcome back to school kiddos!"

Even though this cookie is laden with everything naughty (butter, sugar, peanut butter, etc.) I feel like the best mom EVER giving them to my kids after a hard day's work at school...and I then a shove a carrot down their throats. 
Eat well my friends!

No Bake Cookies
1/2 cup real butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
3 T. cocoa powder
dash of salt
1/2 cup peanut butter (I prefer creamy, but I suppose chunky would work.)
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oatmeal (you can substitute a cup of oatmeal for coconut, if ya really wanna get exciting!)

On med-high heat, combine butter, milk, sugar, cocoa, and salt. Bring to a boil.  Boil for 3 long minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.  Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool or go ahead and scorch your entire mouth by sneaking spoonfuls of this chocolatey molten lava.  I won't tell.

1 comment:

  1. HA HA!! You make me laugh so much. This is totally me...all over! We've made a few dozen cookies and frozen them for snacks and once in a while lunches. I forgot about this one! Thanks!


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