04 June 2011

I'm Back... Chocolate No Bakes :)

Pregnancy is so weird. It makes you not want to cook, open your fridge, or even set foot in your kitchen... so after a long hiatus I am finally back. I'm almost 13 weeks now, mostly feeling better. But today I was feeling a little bit gnarly, so I made these little friends and then ate some, and voila! I am healed.

Chocolate No Bake Cookies... the Way-Reduced Sugar Version (but still good)
These are a nice cookie to make on a hot day because you don't have to turn on your oven! :)
3 c. rolled oats
6 Tbsp. cocoa
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats and cocoa. Set aside

2. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, sugar and milk over medium heat. When the butter is mostly melted, bring to a boil. Boil and stir for exactly 1 minute. Stir in peanut butter until dissolved.

3. Quickly stir butter mixture into oats. Stir well. Stir in vanilla. Plop little spoonfuls onto wax paper and let them cool. If it's really warm, plop them onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper, and stick them in your fridge (or freezer if you're really in a hurry).


Erin said...

no bake cookies with healing powers? yes please!

Foodie Friend said...

Love it - this recipe is just in time for summer! By the way congratulations! Curious, what is the "full" sugar version?

emilie said...

Thanks Michele! The original recipe called for 2 cups of sugar. I first tried 1 cup of sugar instead, and couldn't taste a difference. Then when I tried 1/2 cup of sugar, I could taste that it was less sweet, but liked it better! So there you have it. :-)

Amy said...

I like your way reduced sugar recipe much better than other no-bakes I've tried. I've used your recipe a few times now. I have to have them gluten free, so usually I just use gluten free oatmeal. But one time I used shredded coconut in place of the oatmeal and that was an amazing little treat. I just made more oatmeal ones right now, and I am here wishing I had made them with coconut again :)