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.
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
How to Make It
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.
Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper; cool 15 minutes or until firm.