Monday, December 9, 2013

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies



Since I can’t eat oatmeal, Ben devised this recipe and I made them last night. I’m so proud of myself for not sneaking downstairs during the night for a cookie snack.

These are the BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies I have ever tasted.

And one of the best cookies I have ever eaten. They are certainly the best no-bake cookies ever.

They’re simple to make, so give them a try. I used chunky natural peanut butter, the kind you have to stir the oil in before you use it. Once you use the natural peanut butter, you’ll never want the other stuff again. If you use a commercial peanut butter in this recipe, you may want to reduce the sugar since those kinds of peanut butter are already sweetened.

This recipe makes around 18 to 24 cookies, depending on how wide and how tall you make them. I got twenty cookies out of the recipe and from the look of my cookie jar, I should have doubled the recipe. They look so lonely with the jar only half full, don’t they?


1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups peanut butter

1 cup powdered milk

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla


Thoroughly melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in a mixing bowl on half power (or use a double boiler if you prefer). I used half power in our microwave and set the timer for two and a half minutes, stirred the half-melted chips and then put them back in for another two and a half minutes,

Stir in the peanut butter and mix thoroughly.

Add the powdered milk, the sugar, and the vanilla and hand whip the mixture until thoroughly mixed. If your mix hasn’t lost the melted chocolate luster and doesn’t look fairly dry, add more powdered milk. (Because you probably accidently semi-deliberately added extra chocolate chips.)

Spoon two inch wide by one inch tall mounds of the mix onto waxed paper or parchment spread onto a tray or a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for thirty to forty-five minutes until set. If you’ve been sampling the melted chocolate or the peanut butter, resist sampling the soft cookie mix until your palate is cleared or you may think it needs more of something.

These cookies will begin to melt in your hand if you take too long to eat them.

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