I haven’t been feeling well lately. I just started work in a doctor’s office, and even though it’s not that kind of doctor’s office, I’ve still been exposed to a ton of new viruses. I’ve pretty much been incapacitated for the week — kind of moving around like a zombie, propelled only by cold medicine and food cravings.
Well, one of those cravings was for cookies. But the idea of mixing up a regular batch of cookies was just exhausting, so when I stumbled across this recipe, I knew it was the one to make. These no-bake cookies are wonderful. They’re fudgey and chocolatey and completely delicious. They also take about five minutes to whip up. I can handle that, even in my sickly state.
Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 tablespoon applesauce
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons oats
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Combine the milk, applesauce, cocoa, and sugar in a small saucepan and slowly bring to a boil. Let boil for two minutes, then remove from heat. Pour the cocoa mixture into a medium bowl and add the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix well, then drop by rounded teaspoon onto a plate or cookie sheet. Refrigerate until cool, about one hour. (Or just eat them warm. They’ll just be a bit sticky.)
nutrition (per cookie):
22 calories | 4g carbs | 1g fat | 1g protein | 0g fiber