When I was a kid, my mom and I would make cookies together. I would ask for cookies and before I knew it, there would be delicious smells wafting from the oven and I’d be licking out the bowl, usually with my fingers or directly with my tongue, but never with a spoon. My mom always made baking seem so effortless, never done with a recipe, just created. That’s how it seemed at the time.
Now as an adult, baking is definitely not one of my strengths. I have to study the recipe, measure things carefully, and still usually end of burning the final product.
So what’s a girl to do when she has a sudden attack of chocolate cravings and there’s not a chocolate bar in sight? Well, just for you, I created possibly the world’s easiest and fastest, no-bake chocolately cookie recipe specifically for these desperate times.
(makes about 12)
- 1 c. chocolate chips*
- 1 c. peanut butter
- 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 c. rolled oats
Melt the first four ingredients together in the microwave on in a pot on the stove. Resist the urge to eat this with a spoon (ok, try one bite). Add the oats and mix. Allow to cool in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, then place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet by the spoonful and put back in the fridge until set.
Voila! Chocolate craving satisfied.
(*If this is still too much, yes, you could just eat the chocolate chips by the handful, but seriously, have some self-control!)