Hi, my name is Jeni, and I'm a chocoholic.
(All together now..."Hi, Jeni!")
I try not to keep chocolate readily available in the house, because I have no willpower. I'll have one piece of candy or one cookie and then go back for a couple more...and one more...until they're all gone. Trying to keep temptations out of the house helps a great deal.
But then there are times when the chocolate craving cannot be denied. I'll go rifling through the cupboards, looking for something, anything chocolate. One of my favorite things to do when that intense craving strikes is make No-Bake Cookies. They're fast, they use ingredients I always have on hand, and they're very yummy. Plus, they are made with oatmeal, so that's practically healthy, right?!
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup butter
4 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tsp vanilla
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa powder. Bring to a full boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto waxed paper. Cool until hardened.
What do you do when that irresistible craving strikes?
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