last week when I said I would share my two recipes that I made for our church potluck? Well, I didn't get around to sharing the second one last week, but I am ready to share now.
This is just one of those simple recipes that everyone has in their repertoire...with minor differences here and there. But, it's a crowd pleaser!
I found this recipe on Cooks.com because for some weird reason I couldn't find a copy in my stack o' recipes...weird, huh? Well, after I went ahead and MADE the recipe I, of course, found my copy in my book. The reason I couldn't find my copy was because it's a recipe my mom gave me...which my grandmother gave her...and it's not called "Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies." It's called "World War II" cookies. Hmmm...interesting.
After gobbling down these cookies along with other church-goers, now David is requesting them again this week. I'll try the "World War II" cookies recipe when I fulfill his request, just to see if there's a significant difference that makes them tastier. In the meantime, enjoy this particular version of this popular recipe.
Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a saucepan. On medium heat, bring to a boil for one full minute.
Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter (optional), vanilla and oatmeal.