I meant to post this yesterday, but it has been 75 degrees and sunny here every day for almost a week! That is kind of a miracle, so I’ve been outside as much as possible trying to turn my ghost skin into bronzed goddess skin. It’s a work in progress.
Since it’s becoming almost too hot to turn on the oven, I turned to my old trusty companions: No Bake Cookies. If you can’t tell from my blog, I am a big fan of chocolate & peanut butter combos. These cookies are some of my favorites. I wasn’t in a cookie mood though, and turned these in to No Bake Cookie Bars. Same great flavor, a little more substance. Essentially you’re just getting more bang for your buck, so it’s a win-win.
The recipe I used for these bars was this one. It is super highly rated. I cut the recipe in half and let the mixture boil for a little longer than suggested. I also added more oats then the suggested amount. They turned out perfect. They were slightly crumbly when I started to move them from the dish, so I popped them in the freezer for about half an hour and that did the trick. The flavor is so good. I ate two and then put the rest back in the freezer. I figured out of sight, out of mind. It’s kind of working…
Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookie Bars
- 1 c sugar
- 1/4 c milk
- 1/4 c butter (1/2 a stick)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 1/4 c old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 c smooth or crunchy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Grease a 9" x 6" baking dish.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder to a boil.
- Let the mixture boil for 2-3 minutes, and stir constantly.
- Take off the heat, and mix in the oats, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.
- Pour the mixture in to the baking dish and spread evenly.
- Let set for about 15 minutes, then cut into squares.
- Let set for 15-20 minutes more.
- Separate and enjoy!