Chocolate No Bake Cookies

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Ayren, Red Tricycle’s D.C. Editor has a son who is allergic to peanuts so she adapted this no bake chocolate cookie recipe by swapping in almond butter or sunflower butter for the peanut butter. She tells us that the cookies are “chewy, chocolate-y, NO BAKE, and easy to make (i.e. kids can help). I forgot that I had to make cookies for my kid’s holiday party, so I tried these and, no lie, it took less than 15 minutes to make them.”

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (you can swap in almond butter or sunflower butter)
1 tsp. vanilla

1. Stir the butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk together in a saucepan, and cook on medium heat until it boils. Boil for about 3 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and add the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

3. Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper, and allow the cookies to cool and harden slightly, which takes about 20 minutes.

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recipe adapted from Make Life Lovely; photo: Cuttingboard via flickr