For many of us, being stuck in quarantine means a lot of time around the house…at least for me it does. It starts to feel like you’ve done everything you could possibly do; I mean you can only clean the house so many times.
The other day I started thinking of easy things to keep myself busy and I came across my grandmas ‘No Bake Cookie’ recipe. My roommate and I decided to give it a try and were amazed at the delicious results!
So today I’ve decided to share that recipe with all of you! It only takes seven ingredients (most of which will already be in your house), and about thirty minutes! So hop off that couch, it dessert time!
- ¾ a cup of peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, depending on your preference)
- 3 ½ cups of quick oats
- ¼ cup of cocoa powder
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ½ a cup of butter (melted)
- ½ cup of milk
You’ll also need parchment paper, one spoon and one large pot!
- Start with your large pot, place it on an oven top at about medium heat. Then begin adding your milk, butter, sugar and cocoa powder. Mix well.
- Turn heat up slightly, allow contents to boil for one minute. Stir and remove from heat.
- Add your vanilla, stir well.
- Now add your peanut butter, stir in between so that it’s all evenly distributed.
- Finally, add your oats. Stir in between, just like with the peanut butter, until you’ve used all your oats. Depending on how crunchy you want your cookies, you can add or subtract the amount of oats you use.
- Finally, allow the mix to cool just enough so that the mix begins to look lumped.
- Take your parchment paper and lay it out on a flat service. Make plenty of room for all of your cookies.
- Begin using your spoon to scoop out small even amounts onto the parchment paper. Drop them in spaced out lines so they don’t smush together.
- Allow cookies to sit for about 10 minutes, I typically put mine in the fridge to help them form.
My grandma has used this recipe for years, and it takes no time at all! Take time to make sweets with your loved ones while you have time. Stay healthy and always remember to be kind, even in this difficult times!