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.
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.