No Bake Cookies Made with Simply Ground Peanut Butter
*This post is NOT sponsored by Peter Pan, I just really like this new peanut butter*
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The beginning of October marks the day my sissy died in a car accident. This year makes 8 years without her in my life. Losing a sibling is hard, especially when they were your hero. Anyways, being sad over my sissy makes me want chocolate. Because chocolate makes everything better, right? 🙂
I decided to make no-bake cookies. I COULD have used normal smooth peanut butter, but I wanted to try them with the new Peter Pan Simply Ground. If you haven’t had it, seriously, go buy a jar. It makes amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It isn’t smooth, but it isn’t chunky either. It is somewhere right there in the middle. Plus it is all healthy with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. But in all honesty, I don’t really care about that stuff. I should, but that means not eating a whole lot of stuff I love.
ANYWAYS, the cookies. I have a very bad reputation when it comes to making no bake cookies. About 97% of the time they don’t harden, so we have to eat them with a spoon. They still taste good of course, but they aren’t cookies. This time, I made them perfect. I don’t know what I did different. Maybe it was the peanut butter? 🙂
I got the basic recipe off of the Food Network website and just modified it a bit. Thanks, Food Network!
2 c Sugar
1/2 c Milk
1 Stick of Butter (8 tablespoons or a half cup)
1/4 c Cocoa
1 T (or a dash, like I do) Vanilla
Line a baking sheet or table with parchment/wax paper.
Add sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa together in a pot. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately add vanilla.
Mix in the peanut butter and then oatmeal. Make sure it is mixed well!
Drop teaspoons of the batter (or whatever size you really want) onto the baking sheet and let harden. Takes about a half hour to be fully hard and cool.
If they are super shiny after about 5 minutes of dropping them to make cookies, you probably will have fudge, not cookies. You want the shininess to dull, because that means you did it right!