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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Where have I been all my life ?

 I wonder how I could have lived such a loooong life
and never made this candy before. !!
I'm pretty sure all you people have been making it, like, forever,
but this is my first time...*blush and kick dirt clods
The recipe didn't tell me that it made enough for 9000 guests....
but I sure am glad it did.
Not only is it so delicious...
like potato chips...YOU CAN'T EAT JUST ONE.
but it's
NO COOK, people... 
2 cups sugar
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
3 cups Oatmeal (I use the old fashioned kind..not the instant)
In a heavy saucepan, bring to a boil the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk.
Let boil for 2 minute and then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal.
On waxed paper, drop mixture by teaspoonfuls and let cool and harden.



Thanks so much for coming by today....


Screaming Sardine said...

Mmmm, now that looks yummy. I have a similar no-bake recipe, and it is delicious. It's one of my son's favorites. :)

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LV said...

That is the kind to make in this heat box we are in. Too hot to use the stove. Wish I had some of these now with a big glass of cold milk.

Karen said...

I call these "schoolhouse cookies". They use to serve these at school back in the 60's. (just dated myself) Just made these last week - let me warn you, YOU CANNOT EAT JUST ONE! I too have blog about these little treasures!

Barbara F. said...

omg.......what luscious bites of deliciousness. I'll have to make these when I feel thinner lol lol lol


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi BJ...

Girl, you are sooo cute! I just made a big ol' batch of these yesterday! We love them and they really are sooo easy! We call them chocolate no-bake cookies here in Colorado. I love peanut butter and I love's a "win-win" sweet for me! Hehe!

Have a great day, Darlin'!

Carol said...

These are addictive, I agree! Now you can add them to your vast collection of delectable recipes! I've seen what you turn out of your kitchen, and oh, my, it's always good!
Now you have me craving chocolate.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They sound nice and easy and yummy BJ, I haven't heard of them before! Sign me up for the Chocoholics Program:@)

La said...

These are a favorite of the men in our family. I haven't made them in a very long time.

Debby said...

Oh I love these cookies. Haven't had them forever because of the gluten. I recently saw gluten free oats that I may have to give a try.

NanaDiana said...

Yep-We love these too! I can't believe you never had them before. When we went to school they were a staple in our lunch room! lol Glad you found them but they ARE addictive! Remember quitting smoking? The miracle? yeah...well, you may need one after you start eating these puppies! xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I love those and now I need to make 4000 of them, too. I have not made them, but my daughter has several times. She loves them. I do believe I have all the ingredients. Lucky me. Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful treat.

Kathleen Grace said...

Aren't they just wicked!? Earls mom makes them and the girls, and us, just go wild for them. I try no to make them because I have absolutely no will power. Oh they look so good!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

These were my mother-in-law's specialty -- we still call them grandma cookies :)


Pat said...

If you like darker chocolate, just substitute Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cocoa. Even better!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are so cute, BJ! These look so delicious! I am getting caught-up on reading your blog today! I have had a nasty stomach virus.

Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

BJ, these are so good and easy to make for a quick party treat. I have also made them with coconut instead of oatmeal. I use this recipe when I make edible birds nest for Easter, just make a well in the middle and add three little jellybeans for the eggs. You can also roll them into little balls and let dry out a little. I place about 10 in a small plastic baggy and staple on a paper poem of raindeer poop. I'm not nuts!!! There is a real poem on this subject. When I use to teach preschool the kids would make these for Christmas and give them out to their parents as a gift. Look up the poem on google. By the way kids love making and eating them. Let me know what you think. Decor. Lady

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

They're a favorite around here -- we used to call them "fudgies" in school.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My grandmother made these all the time and I love them. I've made them, but I live with a person who doesn't like chocolate (can you imagine?) and that means I have to eat them all. So, I don't make them often. I can eat way too many at one sitting. Now I am craving them!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just plain yummy, bj!!

Michele Smith said...

I remember having these in elementary school as treats. I haven't made them myself but thanks for reminding me of this, I may just have to make some for my kiddos!
Have a good night!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I grew up with something similar, except ours didn't have peanut butter, but did have nuts and coconut! I need to introduce my children to them.

Sweet Tea said...

I LOVE these! And it gets even better - My HUSBAND makes these!! Could it be any better than that?
FANTASTIC cookies that I don't even have to prepare!

I like to think of them as "healthy" fudge since they have oats in them. :-)

Love Of Quilts said...

These are my hubby's favorite cookies. His daughter makes him a a big batch for christmas each year....I started making these when I was 12. I don't make them often any more guess I should. Trish

jeanne said...

Hello dear bj, thanks for visiting me while I was gone. 1'M HOME!!! We had a wonderful Blog friends party at Claudie's. Canada, is a beautiful place. It is good to be home.

I adore your header and your beautiful and handsome family. Just precious. They make our world go round.

I have been making no bakes for a long time. I know how delicious they are as well. Enjoy!

Tired from traveling my friend.

Goodnight for now and sister love to you,

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Oh BJ! Are you kidding? They look way too good. I might just have to try them. Thanks for sharing!

Anne xx

Emily said...

bj, I've got to make some of those when my little Connor comes for the weekend. Yum, I better make enough for everyone I think.
Have a great weekend.

The French Hutch

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Oh Beeej, one of my favs!!! They used to serve them at school for our cookies at lunch. We always made them at home, too. I really feel like you should only be no more than 2 steps away from chocolate, tho!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I haven't made these in years and years - but you've inspired me. Today's the day! Might even share your blog post about it :)

Theresa said...

Yummilicious! Gotta make 'em:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Judi said...

Hi BJ *hugs*
Yeeeummmy. How good those look and I wonder where I've been all my life too! I love candy and I love chocolate and I am going to make those for sure.
It mkes a large recipe...I wonder if they keep a long time and where the best place to store them is.

I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Debbie said...

I've eaten those, I believe, but I've never made them. Deeeelicious!

And it might be a cookie I would want to "not bake" during the dog days.

Patti said...

Hi...I'd like to try these with my 6th grade students...about how many did this recipe make? And don't tell me 9000!! They look good and easy!

Jacqueline said...

One of the first things I made as a little girl! You are oh so right, you cannot eat just one, absolutely addicting. Yours looks perfect. I can't tell you how many times mine failed. I love it that my kids are now making these.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I grew up eating those yummy treats, BJ! Of all the sweets my mom made when I was a child, that was the recipe most often used.

Glad you FINALLY discovered it! ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

"Olden Auntie" said...


-giggles- I would if I could, Honey Bun!!!

Kathy said...

I can't believe in all my years of collecting recipes and baking I've never come across this one. I am copying it and will have to make it for the next potluck or church supper I go to. By the way, your grandkids are beautiful. Lovely family.

Gypsy Heart said...

You know, I used to make those when my kids were small...have completely forgotten about them! Thanks for the reminder. Anything "no cook" in this heat is great.

Hope you're doing well. I just don't get out much unless it's in the mornings or late evening.

I have a wonderful giveaway going ~ would love for you to stop by!


Anonymous said...

My dear BJ,I just made these the other day,when I need a quick "fix"(choco-holic),I whip these up!..and I they are so good, I have to make myself,JUST WALK AWAY,or I'd eat until sick.

Sue said...

BJ, These were a staple in our household growing up! Simple, no bake chocolate yumminess that even the little kids could help make! You are tempting me to make some today.
hugs, Sue

Beth said...

Hi BJ, I've made those plenty of times. They are GREAT for when you need a chocolate fix really bad - because the ingredients are right there, they are quick to make and they are yummy, yummy, yummy! You can add coconut to these, or not...the peanut butter is also optional but they're so much better with!

My tomatoes are doing great and I think it's time to make salsa - have you made any lately? Hope you are getting enough rain for your lawn and gardens.
Hugs, Beth