So, after my sister Katie's post about candy bars, I really wanted one. But of course it's Sunday (Fast Sunday, no less!) and the store is too far away anyway. I ventured into the kitchen to see what I could come up with. James was on the computer, so I couldn't even plug the random sweet ingredients I had into an ingredient search on Allrecipes.
I was about to do some major experimentation involving marshmallows and almond bark, maybe corn flakes, maybe popcorn...hmmm. Then I realized that I had everything for No-Bake Cookies, amd, thanks to my cousin Olivia, I had a reliable recipe! My cookbook from a family reunion a while back no longer has a binder because of the fire, but I pulled the recipes out of it.
Yummy! Close enough to a candy bar for now.
3 cups quick oats
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Line cookie sheet with wax paper or foil.
2. Combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a rollong boil.
3. Remove from heat. Add oats, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir quickly, mixing well.
4. Immediately drop mixture by heaping spoonfuls onto wax paper. Cool. Store in a cool dry place.