Peanut butter and coffee no bakes...
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla (I just pour in a dollup)
3 tbsp cocoa
1/4 cup butter (must be butter!)
1/2 cup milk (whole is better, 2% is fine, 1% will do, skim WILL NOT)
2/3 cup peanut butter (if you like them less fudgy, use 1/2 cup)
3 cups quick oats (if you do old fashioned, you'll have hard qritty cookies)
1/4 cup mixed chocolate/peanut butter chips (Optional)
1 tbsp instant coffee (preferably not decaf, but brand of your choice, I am a Mountain blend kinda girl)
In a mixing bowl put the oatmeal.
In pan, boil sugar, vanilla, butter, milk, peanut butter cocoa and coffee. Let it boil for about 3 minutes, no more. Pour it over the quick oats and mix well. before dropping on to wax paper, mix the chips in... Or place them in the cookies after you've dropped them using a teaspoon for small, tablespoon for large cookies. ( I mix mine in at the last minute)
Let stand until firm, usually about an hour... UNLESS you have a drop sheet... I do not, I have a counter...
IF your cookies turn out too gooey, don't set proper, either you didn't boil long enough, or you need a bit more oats. You can tell when mixing if you don't have enough oats. The mix will be too runny. So, keep a 1/2 cup of oats on hand when you are making it in the event that you need to add a bit.
These cookies are great from Evil Grandparent to make and hype the littles up with before sending home with Mom and Dad. HEEHEE
You can add nuts if you like... DO NOT USE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER. To much oil in the nuts, leaks out and makes them not set.
Anyway, hope my recipe works out for ya'll who like no bakes. I get dozen of orders for my no bakes during the holidays and this is one of the favorites.