No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
 
The ultimate in chocolate chewy. Kind of like oatmeal-peanut-butter-fudge. SO awesomely good. My sister gave me this recipe 40 years ago. I make it every Christmas.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • ¾ stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat, bring milk and sugar slowly to a gentle boil; stir to keep from scorching.
  2. Stir in cocoa and butter. Boil one minute.
  3. Remove pan from burner, stir in vanilla.
  4. Mix in peanut butter and oatmeal.
  5. Lay by teaspoonfuls on wax paper. Cookies will harden slightly in about 30 minutes..
Notes
Once hardened, you can store the cookies in a sealed plastic container. Refrigeration is not required if you're going to use the cookies within two days but it's probably better for long term storage; kept in the fridge or other cool spot, cookies will keep for 4-5 days, though the chocolate will "bloom".
 

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