Sunday, July 7, 2013

SRC: Chocolate Oatmeal No-bake Cookies

This is my last SRC post from my current home in India. Hopefully, it won't be my last. We're moving from Mumbai to Sydney in a few days time and I'm looking forward to blogging from my new home there. These last couple of weeks have been absolutely frenzied in terms of activity levels. We've just gotten rid of almost all of our stuff that we're not taking along with us, including both of my dearly beloved ovens.

For this months SRC assignment I was assigned the blog Jenna's Cooking Journey. Jenna's blog is full of yummy goodness and she has such a variety of baked goodies, that I was sad I wouldn't be able to try out one of her baked recipes which I had originally picked for this month's reveal, but hadn't got down to making it yet. And now that I didn't have an oven at my disposal, I went back to her blog to see what I could whip up. And you know what, I found a gem of a recipe there for no-bake cookies. The ingredients listed sounded delicious. I had everything I needed in the pantry waiting to be used before we took off, so that was another plus point. I knew I was going to try these cookies out. I'm so glad I did. These were not only easy to make and were so quick to put together, but they tasted divine. Thanks Jenna for sharing such a wonderful recipe. This one is a definite keeper for me. I know I'll be making these cookies more often. I stuck to the recipe as is and I'm glad I did. But in the future I know I'll be trying out other variants of these cookies to, it does seem like a recipe that is quite versatile. One thing I'll do a little different next time, is I'll cut the sugar quantity a little. Mind you, these cookies are NOT overly sweet, but my husband and I both agreed that we'd love it even more if it was a tiny bit less sweet. Do give it a try and see how addictive these little yummy mounds are. They remind me of a yummy bar of Snickers, with a big difference, I know exactly what's going into these. I halved the recipe and got a dozen cookies and those are the quantities I've listed below.


Chocolate Oatmeal No-bake Cookies
(Yields 1 dozen cookies)

1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp. cocoa
1/4 cup peanut butter (I used the chunky variety)
1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Place the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa in a saucepan on the heat. Bring it to a rolling boil and boil for one minute thereafter.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients till everything is well combined and drop spoonfulls of the mixture on some baking / parchment paper.

Let it cool to set.

Enjoy!!!


 

26 comments:

  1. How exciting that you're moving. I'm sure Sydney will be wonderful and you'll find so many more food greats there as well. I just love these chocolate no-bake cookies, great for summer when it's too hot to turn on the oven.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I can't wait to get my hands on the local, seasonal produce.

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  2. Welcome to Australia Trisha. You'll love it!

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    1. Thanks Leigh. I love what I've seen so far.

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  3. Good luck with the move! Great pick for summertime.

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  4. WahOo Preacher cookies - I make a version of these using caramel instead of vanilla and call them Rabbi cookies :-) Good luck on your move!!!

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    1. Oh, I didn't know they went by that name. That's something knew I learnt today :) The caramel version must've been absolutely divine.

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  5. Good luck with your move! These look delicious and perfect for the summer - no bake! Thanks for cooking for the SRC.

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  6. Good luck for your relocating to Australia

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  7. Yum! These remind me of a similar cookie I used to make with my best friend when we were teenagers...so yummy! :)

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    1. They are Sara! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. How exciting to move to Sydney! I had your blog this month and had a blast looking through it. Had a hard time deciding what to make since you have so many great recipes. This cookie looks awesome.

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    1. Thank you Ewa! You are very kind!

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  9. I love these cookies. I need to make them again soon. Glad you liked them!

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    1. We loved them and I had a few visitors before we left. They vanished in minutes. Glad I tried this out. I know I'll make them again :)

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  10. I always love a sweet treat that doesn't involve turing on the hot oven in summer. These sound fantastic!

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  11. I always forget about no-bake cookies when I need a quick snack or dessert. Thanks for the reminder! They sound great. Good luck with your move!

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  12. I love these cookies. I want to make them once more shortly. Glad you liked them!

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