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!!

No-Bake Cookies

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!!!!!


  1. Um why have I never heard of no bake cookies. I know that feeling of eating the healthy dinner and then suddenly all you can think of is a sweet treat! This one sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I can so relate to not purchasing junk at the store then desparately searching for something after dinner. I usually end up eating a few chocolate chips dipped in peanut butter. This recipe sounds much better!


  3. Great, an easy recipe. I'm probably going to make and eat these every day. And it will be your fault!

    I kid, I kid... not about making them everyday, but about blaming you... I would never blame you for giving me a chocolate recipe because that would just be insane! And I don't want to end up in the looney bin, unless they give me chocolate every day..

    oh wait... lost track. Love the recipe, going to try it.


  4. Don't gag, we call them cow pie cookies. Seriously one of my favorites! I am one that needs a "chacer", meaning a treat, after just about every meal! A cycle I need to break!

  5. Lately my sweet tooth has grown. I can't seem to break the habit of having something bad for me on a daily basis. Though it's frustrating, it has been a very yummy time!

  6. i have never heard of this recipe. i never really have a sweet tooth but i want one!! they look yummy!

  7. those look delicious!! I'm gunna go bake some right now! =]

  8. I love no bake cookies, but I've never had a recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Those sound very tasty! This is dangerous!

  10. I want chocolate. Darn it! ;) Thanks for the recipe!!

  11. I thought I was the only one!

  12. Hi. Thanks for coming over to my blog and welcome. OMGosh! I love these cookies and my neighbor would make them when I was little. Brings back such good memories. I am going to have to make them now. I swear this post has smell and tasta-vision! ;)

  13. Oh, these look yummy and gives me an idea to make a stash "Bake in case of emergency"

  14. these sound like a yummy treat... i'm going to have to try them out!


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