No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

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A no bake cookie recipe with oatmeal, peanut butter and cocoa made in the microwave for a quick dessert or treat

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons fat free milk
  • 2 tablespoons Peter Pan® Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

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  1. Stir together sugar, cocoa and milk in 4-cup glass measure or medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1-1/4 minutes or until boiling, stirring once.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in oats until combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined plate to make 6 cookies. Cool in freezer 10 minutes before serving.
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lori polk August 24, 2016

They have been around for 40 yrs. I used to make them in junior high school in home economics, they are called raggedy robins!

Amy August 21, 2016

I make refrigerator oatmeal with the same ingredients. I use a half cup of milk, and it doesn't need sugar. It's a really good, filling breakfast.

Missy August 19, 2016

My my mom made these for is and called them "black" cookies because they were made from black cocoa and our last name was black! Also- we used Comdensed milk and boiled it from the stove! Couldn't make these on a cold day though, as they won't set. So yummy either eay!! Can't wait to try this particular recepie!

Mark T July 20, 2016

45 years ago we called these Gorilla Cookies in the forestry camps for delinquent boys in western Maryland. The ingredients came from federal and state surplus food programs for schools. For the residents, these were by far the favorite lunch item when working in the forests - nutritious and high energy.

Euniece Brenchley July 18, 2016

My daughter and her college friends used to make these cookies and called them "gorilla poops.!" I think their recipe called for a little more cocoa because theirs seem more chocolatey than this recipe. Will check it out! Have fun with the "new" name for these cookies!

Gary meadows July 08, 2016

I use lots more cocoa, extra dark,real butter,and make a larger batch,and cook it on the stove,