If you’re like me, some days you just feel
That was definitely my Sunday. Granted, we did get our asses up to go to the grocery store and pay rent. That’s asking a lot for a group of stoners. 😉
When we got back, I made some quick quesadillas.. Because, well, I was just too damned lazy to cook any of the delicious groceries I just purchased. After dinner, we got hungry again. Typical.
JC made some butter, and I promised to make something sweet once it was finished. Then the time came. “You’re up,” he said.
I peeled my lazy ass off the couch, took a deep breath, and headed to my Pinterest. I searched “quick easy chocolate.” And, as usual, the Pinterest god heard my plea! It’s like she can read my mind. 😉
I found this recipe for “Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies.” No bake??? YES PLEASE!
Not being too fond of peanut butter, I used the organic almond we had on hand. Carrying on the almond theme, I used it’s milk too, in place of cow’s. I also added half a bag of semi-sweet Ghirardelli chocolate chips (which melted so I had to add a little more oatmeal). Highdeas don’t always work.
Also called No-Bake or Boiled cookies. I like refrigerator, because, when you live in Texas, that’s where you have to keep them!!! 😉
2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup almond butter
1 Tb vanilla
1/2 bag of quality chocolate chips
3-4.5 cups oatmeal (the consistency should get slightly firm upon sitting)
Mix the sugar, cocoa, milk, and melted butter in a heavy pot. Boil for about one minute. Add the almond butter and vanilla, stir until melted. Now add the oatmeal and chocolate chips. Let sit for a few minutes to firm up slightly. Drop cookies, whatever size you like, onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Let firm in freezer about 5-10 minutes, or in the fridge about 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!!!! If you live in a warmer climate, like me, it’s best to store these cookies in the fridge! 🙂
Mmmmmm…. They remind me of StarCrunch, but with oatmeal instead of crispies. Which I can totally dig, since I was never a huge fan of puffed rice. 🙂