No-bake cookies

I remember the first time I made no-bake cookies for Paul. He came home from work, looked at the plate of cookies on the kitchen counter and made sounds of disgust. Those sounds were louder when I told him what was in them.

Later that evening we sat on the couch watching a movie and I brought a cookie through for me. I begged him to just try one bite, which he reluctantly did. Then he asked for another and another until he’d eaten more than half of my cookie.

By the end of the evening, Paul was feeling a bit ill because he’d eaten about five of the things!

Soon, no-bake cookies were a regular request.

I didn’t feel like baking a cake today but wanted to make something nice to enjoy as I toast Paul’s birthday later this evening. It’s going to be strange not having to fight Paul for the last one. (Though I always let him win that fight.)

No-Bake Cookies

½ cup butter (115g)
2 cups sugar (450g)
½ cup milk (120ml)

Boil for two minutes

¼ cup peanut butter (65g)
6 tablespoons cocoa powder (4 tablespoons)
3 cups oats (270g)
1 teaspoon vanilla (5ml)

Mix, then spoon mixture onto wax paper to cool


3 Replies to “No-bake cookies”

  1. We had chocolate cake at Celeste’s and I found Liberty Orchard’s Fruit Chocolate today and took some over as well. After a nice vegetarian minestrone, we had lots of chocolate for dessert. All in memory of Paul.
    As for the No Bake Cookies…it’s been ages since I last had them! Hope they were as good as they used to be.

  2. Thanks for this recipe, Frances. I just made a batch to add to my menagerie of sweets that I am making for Christmas pressies for my boys’ soccer team. They turned out YUMMY!! Thanks again 🙂

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