Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe

Jamie here! My very favorite cookie in all the world is a no-bake cookie.  It’s probably because my very favorite candy in all the world is peanut butter fudge.  And when nothing else can fill that empty void in my heart like peanut butter fudge – it’s time to whip up a batch of no bake cookies.  Traditional no-bake cookies have cocoa in them as well, but if you don’t like all the chocolate getting in the way of your peanut butter love affair – these are the ticket :)

Now keep in mind, these are probably NOT the cookies you make for your child’s classroom party – all that peanut butter is going to give some poor allergic child serious troubles.  These are a super-secret-gobble-them-up-at-home indulgence just for you and your inner circle ;)

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Butter or Margarine
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Peanut Butter (Smooth or Chunky)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 1/2 Cups Quick Oats

Directions:

  1. Cook the sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan on medium heat until you’ve brought it to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Once it reaches a rolling boil – cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly (NO MORE!)
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the peanut butter and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  4. Stir in quick oats a little at a time.
  5. Continue to stir gently until the mixture has cooled a bit and is thicker.
  6. Drop onto wax paper to cool completely and harden.

COOKIE TROUBLESHOOTING: No matter how many times I’ve made these and know exactly what I’m doing – no bake cookies sometimes turn out too soft.  When that happens – hide them from the kids until they dry out and firm up a little.  Then place on a cooling rack so the bottoms can do the same.

Do NOT do what my mom did when I was a kid and stick them in the freezer until they’re hard enough to hold in your hand. (And possibly dislodge a filling)

Or what the heck – if you’re in a hurry you can do that too.  They taste pretty great no matter what little glitches happen :)

 

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Butter or Margarine
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Peanut Butter (Smooth or Chunky)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 1/2 Cups Quick Oats

Instructions

  1. Cook the sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan on medium heat until you've brought it to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Once it reaches a rolling boil - cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly (NO MORE!)
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the peanut butter and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  4. Stir in quick oats a little at a time.
  5. Continue to stir gently until the mixture has cooled a bit and is thicker.
  6. Drop onto wax paper to cool completely and harden.
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 Still craving more Peanut Butter Recipes??

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If you’re avoiding processed foods, you also may want to check out Kasey’s super-popular Homemade Natural Peanut Butter Recipe!

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And encourage the kids to eat their fruit with this scrumptious recipe for an Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter After School Surprise Dip

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Box Tops 4 Education Scavenger Hunt and a Top 10 List #BTFE

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As a rookie Box Tops 4 Education family, I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to get my children involved and how it fits into homeschooling. Since my kids are getting older, I think it’s important to incorporate life skills as part of our homeschool journey such as grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking, laundry, and acts of service. Just recently, I’ve really been including them in the process of grocery shopping. Instead of just walking beside me, they each help look for items on our list and are learning how we shop for grocery and household items that we use on a consistent basis. So, helping look for product packages with Box Tops 4 Education was a natural extension of what we were already doing. Although I would like to make a fancy printable, or some kind of game I know right now with homeschooling, sports, a new baby, and outside activities that just isn’t going to happen. To make it super simple, I gave my kids my phone and as we walked up and down the aisles they took pics of Box Top items they saw. Then, at the end of our trip, the one who took the most pictures won. And by win, I mean a snack bag of skittles. No big deal!  They both had a lot of fun and our shopping trip went by super fast and there was no stress for momma! Easy breezy!

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Our favorite finds included select General Mills products at Walmart with Bonus Box Tops. Instead of just having one, they have five!! So, every product with Bonus Box Tops earns $0.50 for our homeschool association.

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In just two shopping trips we’ve accumulated 26 total Box Tops for a total of $2.60 for our school! Wow!! That’s just one family, can you imagine if we all join together to help our schools?

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Now, just for a little fun. The more I think about it, the more I see that Box Tops 4 Education and homeschooling have a lot in common. Check out these 10 things you didn’t know that Box Tops and Homeschooling had in common. In case you aren’t a homeschool family, this same list can apply to all forms of education. We support all kinds of schools!

10 Things You Didn’t Know Box Tops and Homeschooling Had in Common

  1. World changing-Homeschoolers grow up to change the world and Box Tops is also changing the world one box top at a time! (Of course, any kind of education fosters development of children to change the world. I promise we aren’t bias to homeschoolers, this just happens to be a top 10 homeschool list.)
  2. A way to think outside of the box- We love how Box Tops uses households to help raise money for education. Thinking outside of the box is what homeschoolers are all about!
  3. Frugality- Homeschoolers love to save money or contribute where they can. And with the help of Box Tops, homeschoolers can help give, just like Box Tops gives!
  4. Helping others- Box Tops is about helping others in the education world. Our family is also a homeschooling family determined to help others in any way we can.
  5. Nationwide phenomenon- If you know anything about Box Tops, you know it has helped to transform education. Homeschooling is also growing by leaps and bounds, which makes both of them a nationwide phenomenon.
  6. Value learning- Box Tops and homeschoolers both value education. It’s no joke that education takes passion and both Box Tops and homeschoolers get that.
  7. Love teachers- Without teachers, homeschooling and Box Tops wouldn’t be possible. Teachers are the ones that get the students pumped up about the Box Tops programs!
  8. Educating- Box Tops’ main purpose is to help schools afford items they need for education. Homeschooling is all about educating too! With that passion it’s no wonder both groups have so much in common.
  9. Perseverance- It takes perseverance to run a Box Tops program and to also get through a year of homeschooling.
  10. Community driven- Homeschooling is all about the community and so are Box Tops. Both focus on the needs of the community!

Box Tops is all about Education and giving back to the kids and the schools. We believe that Box Tops has a lot in common with Homeschooling families as well, which is why we love the program!

In case you are wondering, the Box Tops program is open to some homeschool associations. You’ll have to check with your local community to see if they meet the requirements to participate outlined in the rules here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.