Saturday, December 21, 2013

Recipe: the most delicious no-bake cookies!

I'll be the first to admit it: I am not really all that domestic.  I don't know how to cook many things (but I do make the yummiest eggs, FYI) and cleaning is always on my to-do list (but it doesn't actually get done until absolutely necessary).  However, even I can master these absolutely scrumptious cookies; they are so incredibly simple, and they are downright addictive.  They take no time at all, which makes them perfect for a last-minute holiday party treat -- that is, if you don't eat them all yourself first!  This recipe is from the mother of my mom's oldest friend, and it's been one of my favorite recipes for as long as I can remember.  The process is a bit similar to making fudge (except you don't even need a double boiler!), so if you love fudge, peanut butter or just have a sweet tooth... you'll love these.

What you will need: 
 2 c. sugar // 4 Tbsp. cocoa powder // 1/2 c. milk (we used fat free skim)
1/2 c. butter // 1/2 c. peanut butter (we used all-natural)
3 c. oats // 1 tsp. vanilla // wax paper

* I like to start by lining up a few cutting boards with sheets of wax paper on top (you could also use cookie sheets instead of cutting boards, if you're fancy). 

* Once that's set, add 2 cups of sugar and 4 Tbsp. of cocoa to a medium-sized sauce pan (without the heat on) and stir.  Make sure to get out all the lumps!  Then, add 1/2 cup milk and stir.

* Add in 1/2 cup of butter (you could also use margarine) to the mixture.  Turn on the heat to medium and bring to a slow boil.  Once the slow boil begins, keep on the heat for 1 minute.

* After 1 minute, turn off heat and add in 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 3 cups of oats. Stir.

* Use a regular spoon (or soup spoon) and make medium-sized dollops on the sheets of wax paper.  Let harden and enjoy!

That's it!  So simple!  And so addictive!  I have already eaten way too many of these cookies, and it's not even Christmas yet!  Let me know if you try the recipe (and if so, what you thought of them!), and let me know if you have any questions!

Oh, and this is what I wore while baking making our cookies.  I couldn't resist.  :)

Outfit Details:
My Sweet Art Dress: ModCloth
Red mock turtleneck: can't remember!
Spectators: BAIT Footwear

Have a sweet Saturday!
xox Sammi


  1. Oh, I make these every few months or so! I love them so much. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Love, Amy

  2. Oh my goodness! I'm dying over your entire outfit! I adore the cupacke print on that dress, I'm so tempted to head over to ModCloth right now and purchase it, but I really need to focus on buying Christmas presents! It's so stinkin' cute though!

  3. YUM! I have to try the recipe out! And I can't even believe how awesome is your outfit! Seriously, girl, I can't even handle it, the dress is beyond pretty!

  4. Delish! I gotta try this out:) I have the cupcake dress, and I heart it soo much! Love your style♥ have a great day!

  5. Great job with the recipe post! It's actually quite awesome because I'm making my dad a batch of no-bake's for Christmas. He cant' get enough of them. :P

    also, adorable dress and highly appropriate for the occasion. :D


  6. Perfect outfit...

  7. What a fun recipe! These cookies seem so simple to make!

    Xo, Hannah


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