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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Peanut Butter No-Bakes

aka Peanut Butter Rolled Oat Clusters

My brother always made these growing up. It's probably the only thing he ever cooked. Now Jed makes them. Pretty soon Buddy will be making them as well because he requests them as our Family Home Evening treat each week.  I mentioned them to a friend at book club the other night and she'd never had the just peanut butter version w/o chocolate.  It's our favorite. 

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
*optional: 1/3 cup cocoa

Combine sugar, milk, butter, salt in 3 quart pot; stir. Bring to a full boil for exactly one minute. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add rolled oats; mix well. Cool slightly until mixture holds shape. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.

Jed always dumps them from a spoon like pictured.  I use a cookie scoop.  I saw on another blog that some people put them in an 8x8 or 9x9 and after they cool you can sort of slice them like fudge.


EmmaJ said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I have never had a no cocoa batch. Gonna try it.

benniegirl said...

I like the idea of making these without the cocoa, too! I crave recipes with oatmeal a lot.

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