No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick cooking or rolled oats quick cooking oats do seem to hold together better
Mix together sugar, milk, cocoa and butter in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir constantly for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add peanut butter, vanilla, salt. Stir until peanut butter melts and mixture is smooth.
Stir in oats.
On a sheet of wax paper, drop by tablespoon size scoops. Your cookies will likely flatten out, but they can also be little mounds...it doesn't really matter.
Let cool and harden - about 20 minutes.