I have been making no bake cookies since I was a kid. They were one of the first recipes that I learned to make and I have made them many times over the years.
No bake cookies make a perfect summertime cookie. Kids love them and they do not require that you heat the oven. These are both things I look for in a summertime dessert.
However, the recipe that I have been making for years comes from my mom, and it contained peanut butter.
No bake cookies were one of those recipes that I knew I was going to miss, but then I started wondering why I couldn’t make them without peanut butter. I figured the worst they could be was a little dry, so I gave it a try.
I simply followed my mom’s recipe, but left out the peanut butter. Well, okay I added a few chocolate chips, but they are the same basic recipe.
These are so good. I was a little surprised at how well they turned out. We loved them.
I think even those that can eat peanut butter would enjoy these. It saves a little fat and calories if you leave the peanut butter out. It also makes them more frugal. And if you are gluten free, you can easily using gluten free oats in these and have an easy gluten free cookie as well.
No Bake Peanut Butter Free No Bake Cookies
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick oats
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Bring first four ingredients to a boil and cook 1 minute.
- Add vanilla, oatmeal, and chocolate chips, and stir until combined.
- Drop onto wax paper and cool.
- Remove from wax paper and enjoy!
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