First lets gather the ingredients: These are sooo simple!
2 cups white sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine which is all I had on hand today
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups oatmeal
First grab a medium sized pan and add the sugar and cocoa powder. One little trick I have learned regarding cocoa is to always mix it with the sugar first in a recipe if possible. That way you never end up with lumps and no whisking is necessary.
Then add the milk, butter and peanut butter and place over medium heat. Stirring continually bring to a nice full boil and set the timer for 1 minute. Continue to stir while it bubbles away for that minute then take it off the heat.
Add your vanilla and oatmeal. I had to take a picture of the vanilla bubbling away. I find it funny how adding the vanilla always makes the mixture bubble like crazy. Sorry... no picture once the oatmeal was added. Must have forgotten to take one. Plop by fairly large spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. You can put down parchment or wax paper first but I don't have any in the house as I hate buying "disposable" items.
Then allow to set in a nice cool place for about an hour or so. A few hours is preferable but they rarely get to sit that long. Enjoy!! I won't have a post for tomorrow but plan on posting on Sunday to make up for it if I find the time. See you then!