Let me start off by saying that these cookies are pure genuis. We recently moved, and before we had everything unpacked, I found myself wanting something chocolate for a snack but didn’t have room to make a huge mess, and didn’t have my kitchen organized yet, so I needed something simple. I enjoy baking cookies, but it can be time consuming to keep waiting on batches to cook (although sometimes this problem can be solved by baking a few at a time and freezing the rest of the dough). These were perfect because you can have a delicious snack in less than 15 minutes, and they also contain my favorite dessert combination: chocolate and peanut butter.
The ingredients and instructions in these are simple: butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa are boiled in a pot, then you remove the pot from the heat and add in the peanut butter, vanilla, and oats. You then drop the cookies on wax paper and wait for them to set up, but you can also just eat it from the pot to make it even faster 🙂 Within a few minutes, they set up nicely, and I snacked on a few as I worked on unpacking. Even David was drawn to these, and I didn’t think he would like them. This is definitely a treat you want to have on hand for any emergency chocolate craving!
No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Oatmeal Cookies
Source: Ezra Pound Cake
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 to 3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart saucepan.
Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
Let cool until set.