Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pinter-test Tuesday - Just like the school cafeteria

When I was little I vividly remember that may absolute favorite lunch at the cafeteria was mac 'n cheese with little smokies, solely because that meal came with a delicious cinnamon roll. My second favorite meal was whatever came with the chocolate cookie with oats. I had not idea what it was called but it was a sweet cookie made with chocolate, oatmeal and a hint of peanut butter.

I came across this post on Pinterest from the blog One More Moore and instantly recognized the cookie I loved from school. Of course I had to test it.

Naturally, it was delicious and addictive. It's hard for me not to sneak this cookie at all hours of the day. The bonus is that these yummy treats are also no bake. Especially important during Arkansas summers.

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

1/2 C Butter
2 C Sugar
1/2 C Milk
4 T Cocoa
1/2 C Peanut Butter
3 to 3 1/2 C Oats
2 tsp Vanilla

On the stove top bring the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa to a rolling boil. Let boil for one minute. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and drop on foil or wax paper to cool. I have used both quick cook and regular oats and both seem to work fine.

Enjoy your school memories!


  1. Hi Heather, I've just been reading your posts here and enjoying them all. These cookies bring back lots of memories for me also. Haven't seen a recipe in a long time. Will have to make some soon. Also, your quilt journal is a great idea. Wish I had one for all the crochet projects over the past few years. I think I'll start now!
    Thanks, Nancy Hurley

  2. I grew up on these as well, my grandmother in South Dakota made them, and gave me her recipes. Thanks for bringing back another fond memory. :)