Yield: 2 dozen cookies
This is my childhood packed into one glorious chewy, choc-tastic, peanut buttery cookie!
No bakes baby! Apparently this is definitely a Midwest thing. None of my Southern peoples heard of it.
What's amazing about it is that it's so easy to make. Got a dinner party to go to and need to bring a dish???
In 20 minutes you got 2 dozen no bakes ready for everyone to shove into their face-holes.
Yes, I said face-hole.
Here's what you need.......
2 Tbsp. - Cocoa Powder
½ c. - Butter
2 c. - Sugar
½ c. - Milk
1 - Pinch of Kosher Salt
½ c. - Peanut Butter (creamy or chunky)
1 tsp. - Vanilla
3 c. - Oatmeal (quick cooking)
½ c. - Nuts of Choice (small chopped) optional
1 c. - Shredded Coconut (toasted or untoasted) optional
Lay out a few pieces of aluminum foil (shiny side up) before you begin. This stuff sets quick.
Place butter, sugar, milk, cocoa powder and salt in a pot, melt to combine then bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Once the mixture reaches 230 degrees, add peanut butter and vanilla until and bring back to a boil.
Remove from heat then add the oatmeal, nuts, and/or coconut until combined. You must work quickly at this point. Take off of the heat and scoop spoonfuls of desired size (I prefer #30 portion scoop) onto aluminum foil sheets.
Let the cookies set up and firm. Serve with a gi-huge-ic glass of milk. :) Enjoy!