May 05, 2005

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinnaaaahhh!!!

Everybody knows that a lot of chocolate isn't good for you. Peanut butter is better for you than chocolate. And oatmeal is even better for you than peanut butter. Except that oatmeal is that kind of anemic tan color and peanut butter is the same color as baby poo. Ick. So the best way to make something look appetizing if it has peanut butter and oatmeal in it is to add a little chocolate, right? And it's still health food, you just have to hide that fact from the kids.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Super-Duper Healthy No-Guilt Peanut Oat (and chocolate) No-bake Cookies
(does it get any easier and healthier than this?)

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky, doesn't matter)
1 3/4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats

In a medium saucepan stir together the sugar and cocoa.
Add the milk and butter. Turn heat to medium and bring to a boil.
Boil 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and oats. Stir well to combine.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil-lined sheet pan.
Let stand until firm and cool.
Store in an airtight container.

That's it!

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Posted by Ted at May 5, 2005 07:22 PM
Category: Recipes
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