So it’s summer time, it’s hot and you want cookies. Me too.
But you don’t want to go to the store for a long list of ingredients or turn on the oven. Me neither.
Enter EZPZ chocolate oatsies.
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp vanilla
Put the milk, cocoa, sugar and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Fun fact: metal bowls are not microwave safe. Give them a little stir and microwave for 3 minutes on the normal setting. Take the bowl of deliciousness out of the microwave and stir it a little. The butter won’t be completely melted yet, but that’s okay.
Really important side note: if you’re going to lick the spoon at this phase, blow on it first. Your burned tongue will thank you for it.
Put the bowl back in the microwave for 3 more minutes.
While the microwave is going, measure out your oats, peanut butter and vanilla and lay some wax paper (or foil) out on a counter top surface.
This time, when the microwave beeps you should have bubbly chocolate goodness.
While it still super hot (dude, do not lick the spoon at this stage) pour in the oats, peanut butter and vanilla and stir pretty quickly.
Once it’s all mixed, drop spoonfuls onto the waxed paper. Let them cool and firm up for about 10 minutes while you’re licking the bowl.
And then enjoy. Recipe makes 2-3 dozen of these chocolate peanut butter lovelies. You’ll wish there were more.
Microwave cookies. You can’t get easier than that! This EZPZ recipe comes to us courtesy of Katie, who we love and adore more than words. Katie blogs at Overflowing Brain, and she is a hardcore baker. Trust us, you’ll wanna munch on most anything she puts in front of you!