Perfect No-Bake Cookies

Today, we are focusing on some very important points of discussion on #fourmileridge.

  1.  No-Bakes.
  2.  Brownies.

  3.  Chocolate.

No-Bakes are the epitome of summer.  No oven necessary, and not much time.  They are quick, easy to transport and Mac’s favorite.  He can seriously put the hurtin’ on a batch, consuming, possibly 6 cookies at a clip.

Kids love them.

They are the perfect picnic food and your platter of cookies will be depleted in seconds.  Yum.

However, I am rather picky about my No-Bake cookies.  I like them glossy yet dry . . . absolutely never crumbly and/or powdery.  I can’t stand them sticky and I like them very chocolatey with a hint of peanut butter.

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My standards are high; therefore, my success rate was, at one time, low.  What was supposed to be a quick and easy recipe was causing me grief.  Some failed cookies I put back in the pot and remelted, adding milk and making spooners.  Some I tossed right in the trash.  Others had a good taste but the texture was off.

Finally, I have mastered the No-Bake.  If you follow these directions, you will have No-Bake Success.  It’s a big deal.

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Celebrate.

Perfect No-Bake Cookies

By June 26, 2015

Picnic Perfection and summertime fun in a bite.  The perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter.  Not sticky and never crumbly, celebrate the Perfect No-Bake Cookie.  It's a big deal.

  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 3 dozen
  • Allergens :

Ingredients

Instructions

Measure out 1/2 cup of peanut butter and the 3 cups of oats, set aside.  Set the timer on the stove or phone for exactly one minute.  Lay out silicone baking mats, waxed paper or parchment and the medium-sized cookie scoop as well as a trivet or baking sheet for the hot pot and keep an oven mitt nearby.

Melt a stick of butter or margarine on low in a large, heavy bottomed pot (do not brown).  Add milk, sugar and cocoa and stir frequently.  Turn the heat up to medium.

Bring to a boil.  The second that the boil can't be stirred down, start the timer.  Boil for exactly one minute, stirring frequently.  Shut off the heat, add the peanut butter, salt and vanilla, stirring quickly.  Add the oats.  Using the oven mitt, move the hot pot to the trivet and scoop the cookies quickly.  Allow to dry and cool for 3o minutes before moving to a cookie plate or tray.

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2 Responses to Perfect No-Bake Cookies

  1. Julie

    I make these all the time. If you don’t want to bother with sheets of waxed paper or parchment, just pour the whole pot into a 13×9, and cut them in squares when cool.

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      Julie

      Aw, great idea! Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂 Post your recipe if you get a minute!

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