National Day of Cocoa. So many options are available with cocoa – cakes, cookies, candy, mole, etc. I’ve decided to keep it simple & short. Prep/cooking is about 5-7 minutes & cooling is about 30. I’m sharing one of my brothers’ favorite cookie recipe – Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies. This is not really a cookie but a soft fudge candy.
2 cups sugar
1/2 c non-dairy milk
1 stick Earth Balance or 8 tablespoons of your non-dairy “butter” of choice
1/4 cup cocoa
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup creamy peanut butter (some recipes call for crunchy – it would be a personal preference)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla flavoring
large pinch of kosher salt
Cover baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
Combine the sugar, milk & “butter” in a saucepan & bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once boiling (a full rolling boil), boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat & add remaining ingredients; mix well to combine.
Drop by tablespoons full (or small cookie scoop) onto prepared pans until cool & hard – about 30 minutes.
Store in tightly sealed container for up to 3 days.
Cooking & Cooling:
If you run out of cookie sheets – put parchment on the counter, like above.
Note: If precipitation in the air (humidity, rain, snow, etc) I recommend allowing to boil 1 minute longer or your cookies will potentially be super soft.
What is your favorite cookie? Comment & let me know.