Oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate no bake cookies.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat cocoa, sugar, milk and butter over medium heat. Boil these verrrrry slowly (they will turn out better) when they reach the boiling point boil them for no longer than 90-120 seconds.

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  • Stir together oats, peanut butter and vanilla with a big wooden spoon or Kitchen Aid. Pour the hot mix over the oatmeal mix and drop on wax paper.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

348 calories; 14.7 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 112 mg sodium. 50.7 g carbohydrates; 5.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2005
Just like I remembered them! Easier than I remembered also. Thanks!!! A hint: before you spoon onto wax paper, let mixture cool for just a moment so it's easier to control size of cookie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2006
WAY too sweet even after I added an extra 1/2 c. of oatmeal and reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups! I recommend using 1/2 the amount of sugar (1 c.) and upping the oatmeal by a 1/2 a cup. They were however very easy to make--a perfect dessert to make in the summer when it's too hot to turn on the oven. If I reduce the sugar next time they'd easily get 5 stars. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 355
  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2005
Just like I remembered them! Easier than I remembered also. Thanks!!! A hint: before you spoon onto wax paper, let mixture cool for just a moment so it's easier to control size of cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2005
Just like I remembered them! Easier than I remembered also. Thanks!!! A hint: before you spoon onto wax paper, let mixture cool for just a moment so it's easier to control size of cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2004
This must be one of the easiest cookies to make, and it has been a family favorite in both my husband and my families for years and years. A lot of people complain that the cookies don't always set up well, but I found if you follow the advice in this recipe about bringing it to slow boil and not boiling for more than 90 seconds, I get perfect results every time. I use creamy instead of crunchy peanut butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
be sure to bring to a rolling boil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
Excellent but I was eating these non stop and felt I needed a lower in calories version. I have not added up the calories in this version but I use a lot less butter sugar and peanut butter - so I assume it is lighter:-) Less Sweet Fewer Calories BUT nearly as good version 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 1/8 cup butter Bring to a boil and let boil for 1 1/2 minutes Remove from heat Stir in: 3 Tblsp cocoa 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 1/2 cup oats 1/2 tsp vanilla drop on a cookie sheet and let cool Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2006
WAY too sweet even after I added an extra 1/2 c. of oatmeal and reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups! I recommend using 1/2 the amount of sugar (1 c.) and upping the oatmeal by a 1/2 a cup. They were however very easy to make--a perfect dessert to make in the summer when it's too hot to turn on the oven. If I reduce the sugar next time they'd easily get 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2004
WOW! What a blast from the past!! I've always loved these cookies and now my children do also. Wish I would have had this recipe years ago. I microwaved my ingredients for 3 1/2 min. stirred then microwaved for another 3 1/2 min. then added pb oatmeal and vanilla. Texture of the cookies were perfect. Thanks for the recipe Sherrie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
WOW!!! I made no bake cookies that turned out right!! This has rarely happened in the past LOL. Actually I made a batch from a recipe I had and they wouldn't set as usual. I was determined to make some that would set. I came to my favorite recipe site and found this one... perfection!! I'm throwing all my other no bake recipes away! Thanks to the original poster of this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2004
I made a double batch with my toddler - ended up with about 95 cookies. I ended up with cocoa and oats on my floor but it was worth it! The cookies are perfect and we both had fun making them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2011
I've read all the no bake cookie recipes on this site and most of them are identical to the one I've had for almost 40 yrs. The only difference is the time you should boil the butter sugar cocoa and milk. I bring the cocoa mixture to a soft rolling boiling on medium high heat then I turn the heat down to medium and stir constantly for 2 minutes. A nice twist is to add almond extract instead of vanilla. For a glossy finish to the cookie only use real butter. These are my husbands favorite cookies than I've made them probably a thousand times and they have always turned out. I also use 5 T cocoa instead of the 3 or 4 the other recipes listed. Read More
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