Cooking With Cat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares

CWC.MarchARecipe courtesy of Nora Ziegenfus.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  • Combine the sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let simmer one minute, then remove from heat.
  • Add oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla.
  • Stir until well blended, then drop into a lightly greased pan (8x8 or 9x13).
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 to 4 hours until set, then cut into squares.

I acquired this recipe from a lovely woman named Nora. After eating so many of these no-bake cookies at the Ziegenfus household, I decided to finally make them myself. They’re so easy, delicious, and addicting. I’d definitely add them to a “must-try” list if I were you. I’m even going to make a bold statement and say that these are kind of, sort of healthy. Just ignore the entire stick of butter and the two cups of sugar! I think considering them a healthier alternative to brownies would be appropriate though. Good luck and enjoy!

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