Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No Bake Cookies

Anyone that knows me well, knows that I love to cook and bake. There are a few cookies that are consistant family favorites.
I had my first experience with no bakes back in 4th grade 4-H. I've loved them since. These cookies are easy to make, but easy to mess up. If you overcook them they'll be crumbly. If you undercook them, they'll be too gooey to eat without a spoon. If I had to pick between too crumbly or too gooey, I'd choose too gooey. So be careful with the boiling time. You'll know you've made a perfect batch if they have a glossy look to them when they set up.
A word of caution for you first timers of no bakes, it's kinda hard to stop at one. I can down 8 of them. Seriously. Nothing beats impressing someone with a quick treat on a rainy day with these delicious blobs of chocolate and hearing them say "oh my gosh....these are so good. What are they called"...and I say "poopers". :)

1/2 C. butter
2 C. sugar
1/2 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 heaping tbsp. cocoa
1/2 C. peanut butter
3 C. instant oats (I usually add a little more, just eyeball it).

Melt butter and add milk, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a rolling boil and set timer for 1 minute 45 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and quickly add the peanut butter and stir until melted in. Add oats and stir. While your butter is melting lay 2 large sheets of wax paper or foil on the counter. Using a spoon make small heaps of the cookie onto the wax paper. Do this fast because they set up pretty quickly. Let them cool for 20 minutes, then peel from the wax paper and enjoy. They're great with milk.


Mama Nirvana said...

Heidi, you're the only person I know who would name a popular cookie after a bodily function -- I love you!

I also have to eat about half the batch when I make no bakes. They are so good.


Shyla said...

I love "poop cookies". (Thats what we call them!) It must be a Bischof thing. I am supposed to be on a diet and looking at that picture makes me want to make some!

Ditto Family said...

I bet my kids would love Poopers. Thanks for all the tips--I've actually never made them so the tips will be a great asset.

imacootie said...

Best cookies ever!! That being said, I think i've only gotten them "right" once...Grandma made them perfectly, one of my favorite things was her no bakes!

Toni said...

You crack me up, thanks for the laugh today! Bring me some! Can't wait to se you!!!
Love Ya Lots!

Julie said...

I've had these before many years a go, but I could never find the recipe! I definitely could eat a bunch especially since they have peanut-butter in them- yummy.

Kimmy said...

I'm excited to try them! They look yummy.

buhtafly said...

we make these all. the. time. Its a rare week if we haven't made these at least once, usually because they don't last much longer then one day..haha We use chocolate chips instead of cocoa. :) I have such fond memories of Grandma making these! and I agree, its so touchy at getting them *just* right!

Marisa said...

Oooohh, I'm craving a pooper right now!! (hum, fancy that, spell check doesn't love that....)

I haven't made these in about 8 years because Spencer can't have them and it's just plain mean to make them right in front of him!! But, you're right -- there's a technique to getting them right -- I've eaten many batches with a spoon!

I think they're right up there with rice krispie treats...

We just got back from Texas and Cash is worried that if he takes me back there again he won't get me to come home...almost true... :)

Jared said...

Heidi, out here in the country, we have cows to make those cookies for us. Mmmm!

Alli said...

I lost my mom's recipe & after some searching, I found your blog. Thank you - this looks just like it!! AND, when I was in college, my friends called these "Gorilla Poops"! :)