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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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,

K griffin July 08, 2016

We made these on the stove when I was a kid...called them preacher cookies. You could look out the window, see the preacher coming & have them ready when he knocked on the door :)

Rhonda Burns June 03, 2016

These are awesome cookies but always remember that they WILL NOT set if you make them on a rainy day! I didn't believe it and tried it and they didn't set! Good Luck!

Samantha May 30, 2016

Kid memories in a cookie !!! My mom would sometimes cut out the sugar and cocoa and use Quik instead !! Very yummy !!