I had a craving. I couldn’t find my moms recipe (which was grandmas) so I had no choice but to use a recipe I found in my mother-in-laws church cookbook. I wasn’t thrilled with how these cookies turned out. They were flat and thin (runny batter I suppose) whereas my mothers recipe makes for fat thick cookies. Either way, kiddo and I had fun making them (and eating them). They turned out somewhat pretty on the camera and I was able to freeze some for the next time I had a full-fat chocolate peanut butter craving.
Because I was not sure how natural peanut butter would turn out (mom never used that growing up. Did they even have that when I was a kid? I don’t think so.) I just used plain jane creamy cheapy peanut butter. Hey. Don’t judge. I said these were full on fat junky peanut butter old fashioned church cookbook recipe. I didn’t? Well, it was hidden between the lines. Can’t tell you what cookbook, church, city or all that. Yanno, gotta protect my identity and stuff. However, original recipe credit goes to Joyce Rick. I did make a few modifications to try to bring the calorie count down a little bit. Not calorie friendly, but still not prepackaged. It’s a little bit of a win 😉
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 1 stick butter
- ½ skim milk
- 1½ tsp real vanilla
- ½ c peanut butter
- 3 cups oatmeal
- Bring the sugar, cocoa, butter and skim milk to a boil.
- Continue to boil the mixture for 1 and ½ minutes.
- Add real vanilla, peanut butter, and oatmeal to the mixture.
- Cook for 1 minute when it starts to boil. Does not have to be brought to a rolling boil.
- Stir and spoon on to wax paper.
- Cookies will harden as they cool.
- Transfer to refrigerator for quicker set time.
- Best when left overnight.
By the way, YUM eating has gone live. First, you have to check out these silly bloopers from the no-bakes!
Second, in case you missed the post, it was really hard for me to post these videos so I would really appreciate it if you really thought about how sometimes you just can’t see everyone’s battle. The “Roasted Chicken Bloopers Taught Me About Body Image.”
Lasty, here’s me whipping up these bad boys in my kitchen. Enjoy!