No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

by Rachel on December 11, 2011

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

I spend quite a bit of time at 7,000 feet in the mountains of Utah each year.  We ski there in the winter and hike there in the summer.  I must admit, I am not the best high-altitude baker, though I am working on it.  I find the notion of a no-bake cookie incredibly appealing for my high-altitude life, as well as my life as a busy mother of two.  My firstborn is the one who insisted we make these at home after having them last summer at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch (this is Chef Pam Comstock’s recipe and it is a staple at the ranch).  If you are searching for recipes that can be made by youngsters in the kitchen, add this one to your list. This is a snap for kids to do.  And if you’re prone to burning baked goods, you SURELY should try this since it would be pretty hard to burn cookies that are not baked.

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (makes four dozen)

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups rolled oats

In a saucepan over low heat stir together the butter, cocoa powder, milk and sugar.  Add the peanut butter and the vanilla.  Stir until the peanut butter melts.  Add rolled oats.  Mix well.  Make one-inch balls and place on waxed paper to cool.  Keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container.  Will keep in the fridge for at least two weeks.

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