I have been a huge fan of no bake cookies for years. My mom used to make me chocolate no bakes to take in my lunch when I was much younger and I made them for my kids. I went to a reception and had peanut butter ones and found a new passion. I had to have more....and since I have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes I search long and hard for a sweet tasting non-sweet thing to psych out my sweet tongue. I went searching for the recipe and found several on Pinterest and several cooking sites. No bake sare so great for hot days when you don’t want to use an oven, or just days where you want a sweet treat but don’t feel like actually baking. I changed up the original recipe with a sugar free version. I have included both for you. I ended up with 3.5 dozen of these little melt in your mouth delights. Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
3 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter ( I use a natural one that only has 4 grams of sugar)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup brown sugar (1 used 1 cup of Splenda/Stevia sugar replacement)
1/4 cup milk (I used skim)
1/8 cup butter (I used fake margarine) Directions:Spread a sheet of wax paper onto your counter to cool cookies on.
In a large bowl mix together oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla, set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine sugar, milk and butter and cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil mixture for a full minute.
Remove from heat and pour over oatmeal mixture and stir until oatmeal is completely coated.
Spoon out cookie sized scoops onto the waxed paper and allow to cool until set and firm. Store in an airtight container. Bon Appetite!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.