Summer Chillers: Classic No-bakes

I don’t know if Classic No-bake cookies are technically Chillers, but they are a great summer cookie since they only require the use of the stove for a few minutes.

Chances are you’ve eaten these, and probably even made them yourself before. But if you’re not familiar, here’s the recipe.

Classic No-bake Recipe

1 3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.

There are several versions of this recipe out there. This is the only I’ve ever gotten to work. My mom has a recipe, but I can never get her’s to turn out for me. These can be a little tricky, because if you boil the chocolate mixture to long or not long enough, it won’t harden right. If it’s too humid in your house, that can also prevent the cookies from setting.


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