No Bakes

My sister brought this recipe home when she was in Girl Scouts, and it’s been a family favourite amongst us women ever since. Because only a few minutes of cooking are involved, this is a great recipe for celebrating life’s ups, and for bringing us comfort when we need the ‘hug’ that only chocolate can give. Because it has oats in it, this recipe is high fibre, so you can even say it’s good for you. Also, you can substitute Splenda for the sugar, also greatly reducing the calorie impact of going on a ‘No Bake binge.

No Bakes
 
Prep time
Total time
 
No Bakes are chocolate and peanut butter biscuits (cookies) that are made on the stove stop rather than in the oven.
Author:
Recipe type: Desserts
Ingredients
  • 2 c sugar or splenda
  • ½ c cocoa
  • ½ c milk
  • ¼ c butter or margarine
  • ½ c peanut butter (smooth)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 c oatmeal (quick)
  • 1 c coconut or chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a heavy pot add the sugar (or Splenda), cocoa, milk and butter or margarine.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat, add peanut butter, stir until well mixed. Add the vanilla, oatmeal, and if desired, the optional ingredients and stir until mixed. This needs to be done fairly quickly before the mixture 'sets'.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoon full onto waxed paper covered sheet pan. Alternatively, you can spread the mixture out onto the sheet of wax, then a few minutes later, slice with a knife.
  5. These can be eaten while still warm.
Notes

It helps if all ingredients are measured out before starting cooking as the last part of the recipe really does require you to be quite quick about getting the ingredients in, mixed and onto the sheet of baking or waxed paper.

 

Hits: 4

Other Posts

Instagram Cooking Pics

19Jul21  Potato soup with a garlic bread crouton.  I had several bread ends stored in the freezer so decided it was time to make some croutons with them. I used the airfryer and after coating the front side with garlic butter, put them in the airfryer on low for 10 minutes at a time until they were done, rearranging them after each 10 min period. They turned out really nice and I've broken them up into pieces and stored them in the freezer for future uses.  #croutonsfrombreadends #garlic croutons #potatosoup #eventualbreadcrumbs #cooking #cookingforone #airfrying #airfryer
24Jun21 This sauce is so darn good!  It's not overhot but has fantastic flavour. I just hope by the time I make use of my frozen 'naked' chicken wings, I'll have some of this left to pour over them.  It's been great to have on salads and as a dip for veggies. (Not sponsored) #cooking #cookingforone #franksredhot #buffalosauce @franksredhot_aus
10Jul21 Sometimes you just crave a big bowl of roasted veggies. Today was that kind of day. Zucchini, red and green capsicum, onion and mushrooms.  I added the last two items for the last 5 minutes so they wouldn't get over cooked. Delicious! #cooking #cookingforone #airfrying #airfryer #baking #2021pad
24Jun21  Holy cow!  Air Fryer instructions!  Thank you @inghamschicken!  #2021pad #cooking #cookingforone #airfrying #airfryer #chicken #inghamschickenwings

Add a comment if you wish