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no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies


2 cups sugar

½ cup milk

¼ cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup peanut butter [PB]

3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal


  1. Mix milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and butter in a large sauce pan.

  2. Stir the ingredients together over medium heat until they start to boil.

  3. Remove the pan from heat, let cool for a minute, and then mix in the peanut butter, salt, and vanilla. Add the oatmeal.

  4. Let the mixture cool for a minute. Then, using a scooper or a spoon, scoop out cookies onto a baking sheet or into a greased mini muffin tin.

  5. Refrigerate until set or until ready to serve.

To scale this down and make it more manageable for one person to eat , you can easily use a quarter recipe. Just use a small saucepan instead of a large one, and use the following ratio of ingredients: ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons butter pinch of salt 2 tablespoons peanut butter ¾ cups old-fashioned oatmeal


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