No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House

No-bake cookies make even the most oven-shy baker look like a hero. You’ll see them at bake sales, fundraisers, and in millions of homes across the country as an after-school snack. We've cut out a lot of the unnecessary butter and added chocolate chips, providing firmness, texture, and a great gloss to these cookies.

Yield:

Serves 30 (serving size: 1 cookie)

Total time: 45 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 84
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 12.3 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 33 mg
Calcium 7 mg

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups uncooked quick cooking oats

Preparation

1. Combine first 4 ingredients (through milk) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring gently (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat; add chocolate chips. Let stand 1 minute; stir with a whisk until chips are melted. Add peanut butter and vanilla; stir well with a whisk. Stir in oats. Cool slightly.

2. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper; cool 15 minutes or until firm.

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Oxmoor House

October 2013