Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies


These were one of my favorite cookies growing up, and now they are loved by the husband and boys!

3 C old fashioned rolled oats (NOT instant oatmeal)
2 C sugar
1 stick margarine (do NOT pre-melt)
1/2 C milk
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C peanut butter (I prefer creamy, but chunky works just as well)

First, you need to spend 20 minutes looking for your tablespoon that you managed to leave in the cocoa when you last made these cookies a few weeks ago.  Then, pour the oatmeal in a mixing bowl.  The one I use holds about 8 cups, and it's just the right size for these.

In a medium pot over medium-high heat, melt together margarine, sugar, milk, and cocoa.  Bring to a boil, then boil 1 minute.  If you melt the margarine in the microwave, your cookies will not set up - trust me.

Remove from heat and add the vanilla and peanut butter.  Stir until peanut butter is melted, then pour mixture over the oatmeal.  Drop spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let sit for at least 30 minutes.

*This is not a recipe that can be doubled.  If you double the recipe, the cookies will not set up right, and you'll end up with a bunch of gooey blobs on your waxed paper.*

Once the cookies are done, munch on them while checking out (and making!) Michelle's  project for the Bonanza!


  1. I'm snowed in and have everything but cocoa. Boo. Those look so good right now. Gotta pick up some tomorrow!

  2. I hate it when that happens! For me, it's the Vanilla that I'm missing since I use it a LOT. I should just start buying it in bulk!

    The snow managed to miss us - we may have gotten an inch. The biggest problem around here was the crazy wind!

  3. Mmmmm, yum, is right! I haven't thought about these cookies in years. I bet they'd go over very well at my house...thanks so much for the reminder and the recipe! :)

  4. You're welcome, Carla! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. My mom used to make these for me all the time :) I can't wait to try and make them for my kiddos tomorrow! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'm your newest follower too!


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