I was frantically trying to think of something to make for dessert tonight that wasn't the standby "go to the store and buy two random flavors of pudding." Since I don't feel that fabulous I also wanted it to be something FAST. So I was staring in the cupboard and it dawned on me that it's been -ages- since I made these babies:
No Bake Cookies
115g butter or margarine (this is the same as one stick in the US... I don't recommend using a whole stick of Dutch butter- your arteries will stop working immediately).
2 cups sugar*
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Before you start, line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil and set aside.
Melt the butter in a pan over low heat.
Add the sugar, cocoa, and milk.
Turn up the heat and bring to a rolling boil.
Let boil for two minutes and remove from the heat.
Add the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla and stir until the oats are all covered with the mixture and the peanut butter is melted in.
Quickly drop spoonfuls (you decide the size of your delicious cookies) onto the cookie sheets and let cool.
I suggest eating these with a very giant glass of milk.
*I am going to attempt a half batch at some point with Splenda, when I do I shall let people know of my results.