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Ok, so either time really does go by quickly, or I am getting older because can you believe it is back-to-school time already?! Summer goes by so quickly, and that’s partly due to how busy I am during the season. It just seems to fly by! During the summer, I always look forward to my sister and her family visiting. Living on the East Coast, I don’t get to see my nieces and nephew near enough so it is always such an exciting time to look forward to. I was so excited to make a video with the girls this year! Kaidence is starting kindergarten, and I thought that showing her a simple lunch cookie would be perfect. These are a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen!
These cookies freeze perfectly and stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature, making them perfect for lunches. I hope you can gather the family together and make memories with these cookies. I had a blast with my nieces and hope all the kids returning to school have a great year!
Watch how to make these no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies:
No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 3 ½ cups old-fashioned oats (do not use instant oats)
- In a 3-quart kettle, stir together butter, cocoa powder, milk, and sugar.
- Place over medium-high heat and stir until the butter melts and the mixture is smooth. Continue to cook until it begins to boil, stirring constantly.
- Lightly boil for one minute (no longer or it will become hard to work with).
- After one minute, remove from heat and add vanilla, chopped chocolate, and peanut butter. Stir until the chocolate and peanut butter melt then add oats and stir to completely combine. If the mixture seems too soft to form cookies, let stand for a few minutes and the oats will soak up the extra moisture.
- Using a cookie scoop (or your hands), form cookies and place on parchment-lined cookie sheets.
- Cool in the refrigerator or at room temperature until the cookies are firm.