Introduction: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Stovetop Cookies
This is a recipe that makes really simple, tasty cookies made from cocoa powder, peanut butter and oats. The recipe takes about 20-30 minutes to make and 30 minutes for the cookies to cool. This recipe only requires one person to make and is suitable for inexperienced cooks. Depending on how large you decide to make your cookies, you can make 18-25 servings and will cost $5-$10. When preparing the cookies, be careful with the hot saucepan! For this recipe you will need:
- A medium saucepan
- A wooden spoon
- 1 cup and 1/2 cup measuring cups
- A large spoon or ice cream scoop
- Wax paper (or aluminum foil if you don't have wax paper)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 stick of butter
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
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Measure out 2 cups of sugar, ½ cup of cocoa and ½ cup of milk.
Cut a stick of butter into smaller pieces to allow the butter to melt faster.
On medium heat, combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in the medium saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often. Allow it to boil for one full minute. While waiting for it to boil, move on to the next step.
Prepare your ingredients for the next step. First set out about 2-3 ft. of wax paper on a clean, flat surface. Then measure out 3 cups of oats and ½ cup of peanut butter and set aside the vanilla.
After the mixture has boiled for one minute, remove the pan from heat.
First add the peanut butter to the mixture. Stir until the peanut butter has been completely mixed in.
Add 1 tsp. of vanilla to the mixture and stir.
Add the oats gradually, in ½ to 1 cup increments, stirring while adding them. Once all of the oats have been added, stir the mixture until the it is evenly mixed.
Using an ice cream scooper or a large spoon, drop by spoonful onto the wax paper. Generally a full scoop from an ice cream scooper is a good size cookie.
Once all of the cookies have been placed on the wax paper, allow them to cool for at least 30 minutes before moving them.
After 30 minutes to an hour, check the cookies and make sure they have solidified then remove them from the wax paper and serve. Enjoy!