Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

Remember waaaay back 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 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.

Drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.

Can you tell I ran out of wax paper?


  1. Tony and I make these for friends and family every holiday season. We absolutely love them!!!

  2. I always use foil instead of wax paper!



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