Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No Bakes

Hank came home a few weeks ago and said that a man at work had some "No Bakes".  Hank asked if he could get the recipe and the man said he'd ask his wife.  Well, she won't tell the recipe, so we had to find one as close as possible and do taste tests.

If you hate taste tests, raise your hands....

Hello?  Anyone raising your hands? 

I didn't think so...

I think we got the recipe right, but Hank said they needed more peanut butter.  I'm sure it's up to you and your preference. You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter depending on the texture you like.  These are super easy, so good and last for quite a while when kept air tight... if you can keep your fingers off them!


1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp cocoa
2/3 cups peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups of oats

In a saucepan bring butter, sugar, milk and cocoa to a boil.  Let it boil for one minute so the temperature will be hot enough so the cookies will "set up" correctly.  Some people even say to boil up to two minutes.  One minute worked well for me.  Take saucepan off heat and add peanut butter, vanilla and oats.  Stir together completely and drop spoonfuls onto waxed paper.  Let them set up and cool. 
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Anonymous said...

These look amazing! Your blog is beautiful!

CarinE said...

This is the first time I read your blog. I felt so happy when I saw your family picture! Thanks for everything!

Watson Family said...

Thank you so much!!

homepodge said...

YUM! I could go for a big batch of these right about now!! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)