Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No Bake PB Cookie

Quilting blog. New recipe. Confusion? Yep?! Good! Mission accomplished!

We have a sweet tooth around here. Mostly we try to ignore it, but sometimes it just creeps up and demands to be satisfied...With the car doing it's best impression of a paper weight (really you can stop now...) limiting us from going to the store to purchase pre-made goodness, and the weather being so freaking hot (can we say "Enough"), this made our options very small. Therefore, I whipped out some no bake treats and saved the day!

I'm sure you remember that my husband is a peanut butter whore, addict, lover so we needed to add that in somewhere to our treat. And viola, this recipe was born. It's a combination of a couple different ones I've had around for a while, and they turned out awesome!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-4 tbps cocoa powder (how chocolatey do you want it?)
  • 3 1/2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
The Process!
Combine sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and salt in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook for two minutes. Stir it occasionally to keep it from sticking. It should look something like this:

Remove from heat and add in the oats:

And Peanut Butter:

And stir to combine until smooth.

It should be smooth and starting to stick together as the peanut butter is cooling down. If it's still too liquid (use your best judgement) add in a handful of oats at a time until it thickens up.

Pour it into a greased cake pan and press flat.

(you can also drop this by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let them cool. Either way works!)

Stick them in the fridge to let cool for about a half an hour. Take out, cut up and enjoy!

Makes about three dozen, or if you want huge bars, it makes as many as you cut! :-) From start to finish maybe 10 minutes! So easy and so tasty!

I hope I have confused you, and made you hungry.


Ashley said...

i use to make these with my mom!!! good memories! thanks for sharin and thanks for sharing at Tell me Tuesday! :) you rock!!!

Jill said...

Mmm - tasty!

Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

The Ellis' said...

Mmmm! These remind me of my childhood! We would love for you to share this at our weekly link party this Saturday. We have an awesome jewelry giveaway going on right now, too! Come stop by!


The Sisters @ www.sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thanks for linking up this yummy food at my blog party :)

raising4princesses said...

yummy. I love anything peanut butter. Thanks for the recipe! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. I also have an awesome digital scrapbooking giveaway going on. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

Holly Lefevre said...

I love this no bake stuff and then peanut butter...a winner!

meijo's JOY said...

No bake is always my first choice - thanks for sharing this, really love it!

Jill said...

These are yummy! My girls luv to make these treats :)

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Michelle said...

I've never seen these in bars. We always jut plop them in mounds on wax paper. Maybe next time i will be a bit more civilized. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

caroline {good times never seem sew good} said...

looks DELICIOUS!!!

stopping by from TT&J!


Chef in Training said...

Yum! I love these cookies! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

Vanilla Bean Crafts said...

Looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up to Vanilla Bean this weekend!

Erica @ Doodles and Doilies said...

Yummy! Thanks for linking this up to my Delight Me party. I look forward to seeing more of your yummy creations (or crafty...quilty)

Lovely Light said...

Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. So yummy! Perfect for my lazy bones! I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

I hope you are having a great week!

Camille said...

Oh my gosh- I love no-bake cookies, but I love that you pressed them into a pan and made bars! I am so doing that! Thank you for sharing this at our Strut Your Stuff Link Party! We hope that you will join us again tomorrow!!
Camille @

sky remote said...

I think that this dish is easy to bake at home and we don't need too much time as we need to bake brownie.