This is a quick and easy recipe when your child (or you!) is craving cookies and/or chocolate. I keep a tub of oats on hand at all times for just such an emergency!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3 cups uncooked oats
- 4 Tbsp cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, and butter, and heat to a boil.
- Allow to boil for exactly 1 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly. If you allow it to boil too long or not enough, the cookies can turn out gummy or runny.
- Take off heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. I find that it's easiest to stir in the oats last.
- Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper, allow to cool, and dig in!