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.
Laxmom26 here- I came back to let you know that these cookies are more candy than cookie and taste fantastic! It took over an hour to firm up do I suspect I should have cooked the chocolate/peanut butter mixture closer to a fast simmer...that said yummy chewy choc-peanutty delights! And I did use Truvia successfully!
Just made these and as I write this they are cooling. I substituted Truvia for sugar and am hoping it works out well. My first look tells me they take longer than 15 minutes to firm and dry...so my opinion is affected by my use of Truvia as well as my first look...more later, hopefully successful! They taste great.