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It’s the oldest recipe of all time.
The thing you see at every get-together, the apple of the baking-challenged person’s eye.
And really, really tasty. What else could it be when you start off with a picture of a cup of sugar?!
Wait, what’s that? A half stick of butter too!!!
Oh me, oh my…and it has cocoa powder…but don’t get too hot and bothered yet…
Because not only does the recipe include these things, it’s no-bake, super simple, and the beauty is you can’t mess it up.
Not too bad anyway.
PLUS it’s healthy since it clearly includes whole grains…
And nut butter! Nut butter exudes health, does it not?!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
- 1/4 cup peanut butter, plus 2 Tbsp
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
So yes, super easy: mix the sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa powder in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and melt in the 1/4 cup of peanut butter and the vanilla. Stir in the oatmeal. Drop by spoonfuls onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Let cool in the fridge for 30 minutes. This brings us to the amped-up part!
Pull said cookie sheet out and admire:
Take each cookie and roll into a ball formation. This is not hard, but it’s imperative that it be done when the cookies are semi-soft. Once they’re all rolled, place in the freezer for another 20 minutes.
In the meantime bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer over low heat. Remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate chips until smooth. Once the balls are frozen, dip each one in the chocolate-whipping cream mixture and return to the wax paper.
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the peanut butter for about 30 seconds until runny. Trust me, you want the runny peanut butter. Because what I’m about to tell you will change your life.
DRIZZLE THE PEANUT BUTTER ON THE BALLS THAT ARE COVERED IN MELTY CHOCOLATE-WHIPPING CREAM GOODNESS.
Y’all, it’s almost the weekend…does anyone really NEED a reason to be extravagant on Weekend Eve?
You can make these as pretty as you like, as large or small as you like, and as rich as you like.
But I promise you will like them. Need proof?
3 days in a row.
The end 🙂
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