Ever seen no bake cookies? They are THE oogliest cookies. Really. I didn't even consider taking a picture of the cookies I just made because they look horrifying. In spite of their looks, they're REALLY good: the chocolate and peanut butter flavors both stand out, they're rich, sweet, a tiny bit fudge like, and chewy from the oats. I'd never had them until a classmate brought a batch to our math class recently. Glad she brought them in because it's not necessarily a recipe I would have tried on my own! She was kind enough to write the recipe out for me, which is the same as this one from AllRecipes. If you want to see what they look like, there are a ton of photos over there displaying their hideousness.
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
1 stick butter
2 C sugar
1/4 C cocoa powder
1/2 C milk
1/2 C peanut butter
1 t vanilla extract
pinch of salt
3 C quick cooking oats (I used old fashioned and they were a bit chewier than they should have been, but still good)
Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and milk in a large pot. Heat over medium high heat until the butter has melted, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture has come to a FULL boil, cook for exactly 60 seconds (use a timer, we're making candy here!) while stirring constantly, then remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt until melted. Stir in the oats. Drop the mixture by small spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. These are quite sweet so you may want to make the cookies smaller than usual. Let set until completely cooled and firm, about an hour or so. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: About 24, number depends on how big you make them.