No-bake cookies are my childhood in one recipe. Every Sunday afternoon, I would walk over to our neighbor’s house and make this classic recipe. Loaded with oats, chocolate and peanut butter, they are pretty much a candy but we love them!
As a momma to six kiddos, every Tuesday I am sharing my tips, recipes and anecdotes related to bringing out every kid’s culinary potential.
The first cookie recipe my older kids ever learned to make were the classic no-bake cookie….which really isn’t even a cookie at all but a great chocolate and peanut butter candy that has some whole oats mixed in 🙂
Last week when my 10 year old was learning to make a batch of these classic gems, she forgot to add the second cup of sugar. They turned out…..interesting. The texture was so chewy, but not in a good way. She kept apologizing for messing it up, but I pointed out to her that by the next day, they were still all gone. Not much stands between us and a sweet treat of some type.
This week, my cute girl gave this classic recipe another try and had wonderful success…which left her feeling so proud and ready for the next recipe challenge!
Kids in the Kitchen Secret #9 – Even recipe failures can be learning and teaching opportunities as your kids learn to cook.
When your kids mess up, and they will, just use that recipe mistake as a way to help them plan out how to fix it next time! Don’t let them become discouraged because they may not want to try their hand at cooking or baking again. Have some good laughs and move on!Print
- 2 C sugar
- 1/2 C milk
- 2 T baking cocoa
- 1/2 C butter
- 1/2 C peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 1/2 C oats
- In a medium saucepan over high heat, mix and bring to a boil the sugar, milk, cocoa and butter. Once the mixture has come to a full boil across the whole surface, reduce the heat to medium high and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla. Mix to combine. Add the oats and mix well so all the oats are evenly coated in the mixture. Scoop by heaping tablespoon onto some wax or parchment paper. Cool completely before serving.