Thursday, July 30, 2009
I'm not much for focusing on the negative but I think this is of global importance. Girls - has this ever happened to you?
You eat a healthy dinner.
Then - 30 minutes later - BAM....the craving hits and your mind goes into frenzy mode. You purposefully did NOT buy junk food at the your last trip to the grocery store. Now you're in PANIC mode and there is NO CHOCOLATE to be found!
I couldn't wait for the time it would take to bake some D'lish brownies. I needed a fix and I needed it right away.
I go to my default emergency plan. JIFFY COOKIES. Some people call them 'no bake'. Whatever you call them - they are warm and yummy chocolate - especially if you eat them right out of the pan!
So, I decided to just make half of a recipe - because I have such self control (HA).
I don't know where I went wrong but they turned out DRY and hard. FAIL!!!
But - I managed to get my fix before they set up like little lumps of clay.
So...if you don't have this recipe handy, I'm sharing it with you now. You will thank me one day. And for goodness sake.....just make the WHOLE recipe. Then someone else will thank you!!
1. 2 cups sugar
2. 1 stick of butter
3. 1/2 cup milk
4. 1/3 cup cocoa powder (Not Dutch Process)
5. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I’ve used crunchy, but if you go this route you should use a little more peanut butter overall, maybe 1/3 cup more).
6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
7. 2 1/2 cups quick cook oatmeal (NOT instant...but the one minute kind)
Place sugar, butter, milk and cocoa in large saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for exactly one minute.
Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until peanut butter melts. Stir in oatmeal.
Drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper or a silicone baking mat, and allow to cool. Enjoy!!!!!