Zoulah says soooo glad you zoom-broomed by Red Couch Recipes where Zoulah would like to share an absolute favorite and easy recipe, bewitched up for Halloween. These cookies taste like a chocolate penuche to me, without the hassle of making penuche! Zoulah will let you know her bewitching secrets!
The Red Couch family has been making these cookies for years; it is a Sunday evening favorite,
Recipe for No-Bake Cookies
2 cups white granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup buitter
3 cups quick oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (we ususally use crunchy)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Before you begin, lay out some wax paper. Place sugar, water, and butter in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then let boil for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and add peanut butter, oatmeal, and vanilla. Mix together quickly and using a larger spoon scoop out into cookie-sized circles on the wax paper. After slightly cooled, add the worms -- they will melt a little!
Now for Zoulah's secrets......
1. Many no-bake recipes use milk, do not, not use milk!
2. Do not use regular oatmeal, you must use quick oatmeal. If you use regular oatmeal, the oatmeal will not absorb into the chocolate- butter-water mixture!
3. Make sure your vanilla, oatmeal, and peanut butter are pre-measured so you are able to to add them quickly. Once stirred, make sure you work quickly to spoon out cookie mixture into cookies.
These are favorites with the Red Couch Family! Thanks for zoom-brooming by!