So, those of you who know me know that 9 times out of 10 I will
always definitely order one of the healthier items off the menu.
I try to live my life making as many healthy choices as I can on a regular basis. This allows for me to enjoy myself at birthday/dinner parties where I have little control over what goes on to my plate.
That being said, 9 times out of 10 I will also ALWAYS order dessert, with some concern as to its calorie count. I have tried to make an effort on this because lets' face it... the dessert that hits my lips DEFINITELY finds its way to my hips!! So, when I find a dessert recipe that looks pretty easy and is a bit healthier than eating a cup of ice cream, I jump on it!
That's where the No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies join the scene. I don't know how I found these, and I don't know why I decided I had to make them, but let me tell you I am so glad I did! These things are delicious!!! Mine did not turn out as pretty as the ones on Brown Eyed Baker but based on her description of how they tasted I am
High Fiber & chocolatey goodness,
No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal CookiesYield: 2 to 3 dozen cookies Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooling Time: 30 minutes
½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
Add the first four ingredients (through the cocoa powder) to a 4-quart saucepan.
Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat, and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
Add in the oats.
Stir the oats until the oats are all properly coated with the chocolate mixture, making sure not to let the chocolate cool too much in the process or it wont set properly.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper-lined baking sheets.
Let cool until set.