Time for Baked Sunday Mornings! Only today, it’s a No Bake Sunday Morning!
Do you have any quirky things about food, what kind of food you like, or how you will eat it? For instance, I LOVE peanut butter! And I like peanuts! But I hate chunky peanut butter! What?!? Weird, I know! But that’s me! I am really not a huge fan of ‘no-bake’ sweets, unless we are talking about ice cream. So I can’t even say I am familiar with the classic form of a peanut butter no bake cookie. But the ingredients for this one intrigued me. Crunchy peanut butter and cocoa and oatmeal all mixed up with milk and sugar and butter! How did I work around that pesky crunchy peanut butter? . . . . .
I decided to keep the same 1 cup of peanut butter; but I just used creamy peanut butter and added a cup of chopped peanuts! (And no! It is NOT the same thing!) Though I’ve never had a no baked peanut butter cookie before, I liked the big crunchy peanuts and the addition of oatmeal! I used Valrhona cocoa. And while these look very chocolatey, the peanut butter really is the predominant flavor in these no bake cookies.
Sweet. Chewy. Salty. Crunchy. Chocolatey. And Peanutty! There’s a lot going on here in one bite! On a scale of 1-5, I think I’d give it 4 whisks. Good for a no bake cookie. But for me, nothing beats a warm peanut butter cookie right out of the oven!
Baked Sunday Mornings is a group of bakers who love baking from the cookbooks of Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. We are currently baking from Baked Explorations and Baked Elements. Head on over for the recipe for these No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies; and to see what my colleagues thought of these easy, no bake treats! And maybe next Sunday you will join in the fun?!