Unfortunately, while most people are aware of no bake cookies, most recipes are the same; which means that most are fairly dry and contain wayyyy too much oatmeal. (Unlike chocolate chip cookies, where there is an infinite amount of variations.) This recipe, however, has some slight variations that make a huge difference. (More peanut butter, less oatmeal.)
I have never had any no bakes that were as good as my mama's....without following the same recipe she does. (And I am not just saying that to flatter her; she doesn't read my blog.) She has made them this way for as long as I can remember; and I much prefer them this way! (I usually get compliments from people who've never had them like this before, too.)
Remember, comments are loved! What's your favorite type of no-bake cookie?
No Bake Cookies
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 4 Tablespoons cocoa
- ¼ Cup margarine
- ½ Cup Milk
- ¾ Cup peanut butter (can use crunchy for extra texture)
- 2 to 2 ½ cups oatmeal
- Mix cocoa and sugar, set aside.
- Melt butter in a saucepan; add milk. Add sugar mixture, stir well. Bring to a rolling boil.
- Boil for one minute, then remove from heat.
- Quickly add oatmeal and peanut butter, stirring well. Spoon onto wax paper to cool.
Approx 2 ½ dozen
Nutrition Facts *I calculate nutrition facts for reference only, this is not done scientifically
134 cal each (for 28 cookies)
Source (for original): my mama. (I have NO idea where she originally got the recipe from.)
When I have compared this recipe to others that I have seen (even doing a quick Google search), most call for decreased amounts of peanut butter (usually 1/2 cup) and increased amounts of oatmeal (3 cups). It's really all down to personal preference, but if you've never had them this way, I would recommend you at least try it! These are much creamier and more smooth than many I've seen.
However, a little bit of advice:
Also, using odd brands of butter/margarine don't seem to give it the same texture/consistency. I've tried a few, but at this point I just stick with Country Crock or Imperial margarine.
The amount of oatmeal changes with personal preference. I add just over 2 cups (one cup, then one heaping cup); that seems to be the preference for my family.
That was my breakfast the morning I made these last.
Go on, admit it. You're jealous.
(Just please don't tell my mother that I am still cleaning out the bowl and eating no bake cookies by the spoonful for breakfast when I make them, even as an adult... )