Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Old Fashioned No-Bake Cookies

On the cowl I knitted last night when I was iced in!!

I am iced in my house.  NO, I am iced in my house in SOUTH CAROLINA!  Ughh!

 Did I go to the store before this event? Sure I did! I have plenty of wine, cheese, crackers and smoked meats. I know- no bread? No milk? What am I going to do with that? Well, it seems that I forgot something! Or at least have a sudden craving for something because I have no access to it. (Isn't that how it always works?) Maybe I am just bored, or maybe I am reading too many food blogs, but..... I NEED CHOCOLATE! And I don't have any. Well, I don't have anything other than a jar of Nutella, chocolate chips and cocoa powder. What can I make, what can I make???? No- Bake Cookies!!! How simple and quick! When you gotta get your chocolate fix there is not time for baking cakes and whipping up a perfect ganche. Nope!

With a HOT cup of espresso... hmmmm.... I think this is the best part of my day.

I also hope tomorrow I am FREE!!! It is hard for this Pennsylvania girl to be stuck in her house because of weather! But if I am still iced in... wonder what I will whip up in my kitchen tomorrow. Stay tuned!!

Old Fashioned No-Bake Cookies

This is an old family recipe. I am not sure who made it first or where it came from. I have been eating these cookies all my life and they are tasty! Oh, and they did kill that chocolate craving!

On ice on my porch

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
3 tsp. cocoa
1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups of quick cook oats
1 tsp. vanilla

Add the top list of ingredients to a saucepan. Heat until boiling. Boil for 1 minute and then remove from the heat.

Add the other three ingredients and mix together completely. Line baking sheets with wax paper. Drop the oat mixture onto the waxed paper in heaping teaspoons or tablespoons depending on the size of cookie that you want. Allow to cool and set. You can speed up this process by putting them in the fridge. When they are firm, peel off of the waxed paper and serve or store in an air tight container for up to a week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ok, I get the girl in SC thing...but it's your true PA roots that makes you tough enough to "weather" anything that comes your way...even using your time to the fullest! Haven't made the no bakes in a while, but they sure do look good and are addictive! Enjoy, love M

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