Do you have a cookie that is your childhood staple? I have several, but one of them is my mom’s famous Chocolate No Bakes. I was always fascinated at the simplicity of not BAKING a cookie [okay truthfully, it still fascinates me?] and hers always turned out SO GOOD.
Except one time, when my dad made a batch. He put four teaspoons of cocoa in when it was supposed to be Tablespoons. We wondered what in the world happened and why they weren’t chocolatey and then he realized ooooohhhhhh, not nearly enough cocoa! [I love you, Dad!]
These cookies are the perfect blend of good texture, sweetness, and chocolate. Fun fact, I argued with my husband NUMEROUS times about how putting peanut butter in a Chocolate No Bake would NOT be good. And then he showed my mom’s recipe which low and behold, calls for 1/2 cup of peanut butter. (Remember, my MOM used to make these, not me. Sorry, Mom!)
So here’s watcha do, Y’all:
Get your ingredients.
4T Baking Cocoa
2 cups of Sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup of milk
3 cups of oatmeal
1/2 cups of peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Boil the cocoa, sugar, butter and milk together for 1 minute. Take off heat and add the oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir quickly, and drop by large spoonfuls on waxed paper. Then cool completely.
Our kids were equally fascinated by this type of cookie and it was pretty adorable. “I want to taste the dough!” they said. I explained that this dough was different and at first, they protested, “No! I like the regular dough, normal dough!” and then they got a big spoonful of the delicious chocolate goodness :) They were completely sold!
Pierson is in a stage where he thinks it’s REALLY funny to not smile for pictures; or to make ME laugh instead of him smiling. And Reese is the most animated extroverted child I’ve ever met. But that’s beside the point. These kids are pretty wonderful and so is my husband, who really is the one who pretty much made these cookies….(Thanks, Babe.)
Do you like Chocolate No Bakes? If so, PLEASE try this recipe. My mom gave me a recipe box for my wedding and I love being able to refer back to my childhood favorites, such as this!