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No-Bake Treats: No Bake Chocolate Cookies (Little Debbie Giveaway)

So, the sweet tooth beckons while the heat keeps going up. And this means more no bake treats!

Today we have the first cookie I think of when I think “no bake.” However, you must note that this is a no bake treat, but we do have to use some heat. In this case, the stove. So, before we even get into how to make these treats (really easy!) I’ll just go ahead and apologize.

I’m sorry you have to turn on the stove and maybe get a little warm while making these treats. If you forgive me, then please leave a comment and I’ll do another drawing for a Little Debbie 100 Calorie Snack Sampler Gift Pack. The winner will be posted tomorrow evening, after 9 p.m. EST. And, like last time, this is open to US residents only.

Whew, glad I got that off my chest.

So, no bake cookies.

Ingredients:
4 ounces butter (I think you can use margarine, but Anthony Bourdain in Kitchen Confidential said to always use butter, so I do)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 to 4 tablespoons peanut butter, optional (but really, when it is peanut butter and chocolate, peanut butter isn’t optional)
3 cups oats, quick or old-fashioned
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place chocolate chips, peanut butter (if used), oats, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Combine the margarine, milk, and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute (very important, or else it all crumbles). Combine the hot mixture with the oatmeal and chocolate chip mixture; stir well. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

10 Comments

  1. Since I’m not very good at baking, this is something I can handle. Plus not using the oven now is awesome! I don’t need any more heat in the house.

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  2. I love these cookies…they are delicious

  3. I love No Bakes… I meant to make a batch of them over the weekend but never got to them.

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  4. This is an interesting variation of a cookie I have been making since childhood. Mine calls for more peanut butter and cocoa powder. This is an easy one for the kids to make and you don’t spend an hour baking a batch of cookies. We freeze ours which makes them a perfect treat for this hot, humid weather we have been having!

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  5. Yum, these look awesome! This is a much better variation from the cocoa powder version I grew up with. Thanks for posting the recipe!

    Jenns last blog post..Silliness

  6. I’ll add that to my summer list of goodies to try.

  7. Had already planned a grocery trip today so I added the ingredients for these and the ice cream sundaes to my list. We’re going to make the cookies this afternoon and then the sundaes tonight so the kids can enjoy them the rest of the week!

  8. need to do this one day with the grandchildren after they finish schoolwork.

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  9. Nom nom nom! I read your tweet on Twitter and had to stop by because I just love Little Debbie snacks! Now I’ll have to try this recipe, since it looks so easy!
    ~Viv from Cool Moms Rule!

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