No Bake Cookies
Low Fat Recipe
No Bake Cookies are a sweet stove top preparation that requires no oven cooking. Cocoa powder lends a nice chocolate flavor along with a paired favorite of peanut butter. Oats add both nutrients and flavor.
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cups peanut butter
3 cups quick oats
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix ingredients, except peanut butter, oats and vanilla in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat for one to two minutes just until smooth.
Remove from heat; add peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Drop by teaspoons on wax paper. Let cool.
- With the advance of knowledge about nutrition, oats were recognized as a healthy food in the mid 1980's and therefore became more popular for human nutrition.
- Diets rich in peanuts and peanut butter appear to protect against heart disease by lowering levels of bad LDL cholesterol and controlling body weight.
Recipe makes about 3-dozen cookies.
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