For some reason my no-bake cookies aren't as good as some I have eaten. Does anyone have a recipe? I wonder if the cooking time of the chocolate/butter mixture has anything to do with it? Mine always seem too sticky.
Here's my recipe and it usually turns out pretty good, they disappear very quickly,lol
2 c sugar
4 tbsp cocoa
1/2 c milk
Bring to a boil over med. heat, then boil for 1 and a half mins.
Beat for about a half a minute and add, 2 tbsp butter or margarine, 1 tsp. vanilla, beat for another half a minute, then add 1 c. peanut butter and 2 c quick cooking oatmeal. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper.
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This recipe is like DownHome's except for the additional vanilla. And since it sometimes doesn't turn out the way I'd like, I'll be trying the tips from RoseGarden. The grainy texture is what I need to avoid. However, if you like a more chocolate flavor this is the recipe! The recipe name is "interesting" too.
2 C. sugar
1/2 C. cocoa
1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. butter
Boil all ingredients (it doesn't say how long but I do about a minute) and stir in 1/2 C. peanut butter, 3 C. oatmeal (regular or instant), and 1 tsp. vanilla. PLOP onto wax paper and put in refrigerator.
(recipe copied from the Traverse City Record-Eagle newspaper)
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Hate to say it, but it may just be you. I can't make the silly things for NOTHING! Now my 3rd daughter can just walzt in the kitchen and dump the stuff in the pan and wonderful no bake cookies are the result. I can do everything just like all the recipes say and still just not right. Most things I am a good cook but for some reason I just can't make these silly cookies. So maybe we are just part of the got to bake it society.
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Once you get the hang of making them, you can experiment with them. I sometimes leave out the peanut butter, add extra butter and coconut. Or you can decrease the peanut butter, add extra butter and walnuts or pecans.
hmm interesting I wonder if doing the 4 cups of oats would make them not as gooey? the last time i made them they had a hard time setting, but like Raven said also it was during the summer, with high humidity.
my recipe is:2c. sugar,1/2c. milk,1/2c. butter,1t. vaniila---bring to a boil---then mix with 3c oatmeal, 1/2c. cocoa, & 1/2c. coconut. place on greased cookie sheet and put in fridge. these are called haystacks, and mine never get put in the fridge. best thing i have ever found to fix the choco cravings.
I have the same recipe as Petunia. Came from my grandma. You do have to experiment with how long you cook it.
A good variation on this is to leave out the cocoa and use almond extract instead of vanilla. Yummy!!! My die hard fans like me to make the blonde version and then dip one end in melted chocolate.
My experience has been to never ever use margarine. The few times I did they did not harden. Since I discovered that BUTTER really means BUTTER I never substiute in any recipe. babysteps
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