Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dessert with No Baking Required

If it is hot right now where you live {and for some of us, that's all the time!}, then it is nice to have a dessert recipe that does not include turning on the oven!
This recipe is an oldy, but a goody!
No-bakes are my mom-in-law's favorite cookie. She swears by them to treat all kinds of ailments. Like medicine in quick cookie form!
Until I married my hubby, I'd never had them. This recipe was a gift from my m-i-l.

Mom Sommer's No-Bakes

1/4 c. cocoa
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 c. creamy peanut butter, heaping
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. oats (NOT cooked)

Mix cocoa, sugar, milk, butter, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Boil for one minute.
Add peanut butter. Mix until peanut butter is dissolved.
Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Stir well.
Add oats. Stir until oats are evenly coated in mix.
Spoon onto waxed paper and let cool. {If you live where it's hot, pop in the freezer!}

What's your favorite quick dessert when it is hot?


Debbie Crawford said...

There is a recipe for these just using peanut butter that is really good also.

Jen said...

I just madet these over the weekend. The kids and I love them, although my husband isn't too fond of them. So quick and easy!