OT - Recipe for Chocolate & Peanut Butter "No-Bake" Cookies

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Everyone here has probably eaten these cookies, or heard of them! They are really quick to make, and are delicious!!!

    I made a batch of the chocolate and peanut butter to take to my family reunion because my entire family just loves these!

    I can do most of the work sitting down, too - which is good for me because I can't stand up long. I have a stool that I sit on by the stove to stir them, then when I take them off the stove, all of the work can be done sitting at the kitchen table!

    My personal favorite is the peanut butter ones!!!

    Janet

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    QUICK NO-BAKE COOKIES

    Ingredients "A":

    2 cups white sugar
    1 stick margarine or butter, cut in slices
    3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
    1 small can Carnation canned milk
    dash of salt
    12 large-size marshmallows

    Ingredients "B":

    1 teaspoon pure Vanilla extract*
    1 cup peanut butter (smooth)
    3/4 to 1 cup shredded coconut
    2-3/4 to 3 cups quick oats

    *Note: if using vanilla flavoring,
    use 2 teaspoons


    Combine Ingredients "A" in a large saucepan.
    Bring it to a rolling boil, very slowly, stirring
    occasionally. Allow to boil for 2-3 minutes,
    stirring constantly.

    Have Ingredients "B" ready to add immediately
    after above ingredients have boiled. Add in
    order listed, stirring well after each ingredient
    is added.

    Stir well and drop on wax paper in whatever
    size cookie you desire. Let cool and become
    hard.

    (NOTE: I never measure my peanut butter, I
    always get a big spoon and just get two big
    "gobs" out of the jar--what looks like it is about
    a cup!)

    NOTE: FOR PEANUT BUTTER NO-BAKES:
    Just eliminate the cocoa and the coconut. By
    eliminating the coconut, you will need the full
    3 cups of oats.

    NOTE: FOR CARAMEL CRUNCH NO-BAKES:
    Use brown sugar instead of white sugar, eliminate
    the cocoa and coconut, and in Ingredients B,
    add 1/2 cup caramel chips and 3/4 cup pecan
    pieces (or toffee bits) and eliminate the peanut butter.
  2. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    I copied the recipes and e-mailed them to my husband. He likes to do the cooking here and being that I have diabetes too, I can't have any. On a diet also...

    They look good and he really loves peanut butter. He can take extras to work.

    Thanks again for putting these on the board. ;-)

    Hugs,
    Faye
  3. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    Obviously not good for you, but sound like they taste fantastic. I have a family gathering coming up next week-end, it would be a good excuse to make these -- thanks for posting!

    Mary
  4. BLUEROSE7

    BLUEROSE7 New Member

    Love Peanut Butter Cookies...They just dont love me back!! Tend to show up in places, like around the hips..LOL

    But have to have them once in awhile:)

    Hugs
    Bluerose
  5. JLH

    JLH New Member

    or should I say candy .... they almost taste like candy instead of cookies.

    I came back from my family reunion with an empty container!! Everyone must have liked them!!

    Even though I am a diabetic, I had to eat a couple, or more, of the peanut butter ones! They are just too good to pass up! If my sugar count is up tomorrow morning, I'll just cut back on what I eat then!!!

    Hugs,
    Janet