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Recipe: Chocolate peanut butter oat stacks

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.

Chocolate peanut butter oat stacks (or, Quick ‘n easy chocolate fix cookies)

(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!)

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Happy Mother’s Day!

For all the moms in general, and mine in particular, happy day to you!

Besides making my mother a fantastic dinner, along with my sister, I put together this herb garden for her. I made the signs out of doweling and poplar wood, and painted the herb names with watercolor paints. I think it’ll look great on her deck at home and help her exploration with fresh herbs ;).

Herb garden for my mom on Mother’s Day