By Lisa Maliga
These No Bake Cookies contain Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa powder, a very fine chocolate that I’d bought a few months ago and just got around to testing. Even though these are what I refer to as ‘stovetop cookies’ as no oven is used, the rich flavor of this brand of chocolate stands out.
According to the company: “Our gourmet baking cocoa is Dutch-processed for rich flavor and appearance. Our cocoa contains one of the highest levels of cocoa butter on the market, ensuring superior chocolate flavor. From rich hot cocoa to fudgey brownies, Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa makes a difference you can taste.”
I also used a salted peanut butter so that no extra salt needs to be added.
This recipe is so easy to make, any time of the year. If you don’t want to turn your oven on this summer, and crave homemade cookies, I definitely recommend making these!
NO BAKE COOKIES RECIPE
1 stick butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup coconut sugar https://amzn.to/3lyrPB8
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted https://amzn.to/3CrpCNV
½ cup peanut butter https://amzn.to/3lvYuaa
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract https://amzn.to/3yqnSC7
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats https://amzn.to/3Aq5aLx
Stovetop Temperature: Medium
In a large saucepan, add butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder. Mix until well combined. Boil for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Remove from heat.
Add vanilla extract and mix. Add peanut butter and oats and mix until well combined.
Use either a spoon or a cookie scoop, drop cookies on parchment or wax paper.
Let cool for several hours. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. They probably won’t last that long.
Yield: makes about 25 cookies.
I provide links to items on Amazon that I’ve bought and used or have used in the past. For butter, I recommend Kerrygold, Plugra, Vital Farms or President. Perhaps there’s a dairy in your area and that would be the best for you. As always, the better the ingredients, the better the cookies!
Want gluten-free cookies? Make sure your oats are labeled as gluten-free.
If you want these to be vegan-friendly, use coconut oil or vegan butter.
Allergic to peanut butter? Substitute almond butter or sunflower butter.