It is August in Oklahoma, which means it is hot outside. The kind of heat where I dread turning on the oven because it heats up the house so much. I have been trying to come up with some easy, no bake, summertime desserts that I can make without using my oven.
This is one I came up with based on my no bake cookies. It is the same basic recipe, I just tweaked it a little bit. I think it is even better this way. My family loved them. I loved them not only because they were good, but because they were quick and easy. Plus, they are a frugal dessert to make and I don’t have to use my oven. I also usually have all these ingredients in my pantry, so these are easy to make any time I need a quick dessert.
No Bake Cookie Bars
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick oats ( I use gluten free quick oats to make them gluten free)
- ⅔ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Bring first four ingredients to a boil and cook 1 minute.
Add vanilla, oatmeal, and peanut butter and stir until combined. Then stir in chocolate chips.
Spread into a jelly roll/bar pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.