No-Bake Snacks

Posted: March 18, 2016 in Articles
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If you are like us, you have seen no-bake cookie recipes before. They’ve been around for a pretty long time I think, but we were never interested in trying them.

Recently, though, we tried one and liked it so well, we tried another. Stored in the fridge, they make a great quick and small dessert or snack and maybe they aren’t even that unhealthy. I don’t know about the nutritional value – but who eats a cookie for nutrition?

We are providing the links to the recipes we used, but be warned. There are lots of annoying ads and pictures which pretty much stop our computer. So for those of you out there who want to try one of these recipes, we are including the recipe here and for those of you who want to see where they came from and possibly find other recipes, we are providing the links.

If you’ve found the idea of these no-bake cookies uninteresting, maybe give one a try. We are really glad that we did!

No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies

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Ingredients:

½ cup unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup whole or 2% milk
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats

Directions:

1. Add the first five ingredients (through the salt) to a 4-quart saucepan.
2. Bring to a rapid boil and let boil for 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth, then stir in the oats.
5. Using a medium cookie scoop (or 2 tablespoonfuls), drop onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
6. Let cool until set, about 30 minutes. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the refrigerator) for up to 2 weeks.

 

Rocky Road Peanut Clusters (slightly modified)

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Ingredients
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
2 tbsp butter
1½ cups Planters Dry Roasted peanuts
1½ cups miniature marshmallows

Instructions
Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.
Melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and butter together in pan. Stir til melted and smooth.
Quickly stir in the peanuts and marshmallows.
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the waxed paper. You can make them as large or as small as you like.
Cool and store in refrigerator.

NOTE: Photos from respective websites.

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