December 14, 2009

Holiday Cheer - Chocolate Peanut Drops

This easy, no-bake recipe makes a great little cookie. Aside from the melting of the butter, there's no cooking. Although my granddaughter couldn't help with the mixing of ingredients, she could help drop the cookies on to the pan.



Chocolate Peanut Drops


Ingredients


1 stick butter or margarine
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1½ cups quick-cooking oats
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped peanuts
½ cup peanut butter

Directions

In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Stir in cocoa and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in oats, sweetened condensed milk, peanuts and peanut butter. Mix well.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper-lined baking sheets. Chill 2 hours or until set. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.


Note: I didn't have any peanuts in the house, but I did have cashews; so I used those instead and they worked just fine.

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Tomorrow's recipe: Peanut Butter Kisses

At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year. - Thomas Tusser "The Farmer's Daily Diet"

Anna Kathryn Lanier

5 comments:

LuAnn said...

These should be a standard at Christmas. Sure, they don't have the fun sprinkles or cut-out shapes, but what better way to introduce children to holiday fun baking!

Karen H in NC said...

These look yumm-o! And your little granddaughter looks so cute while helping with the cookies. Question: Was she still so neat and clean when she was done?

Judy said...

This recipe looks very good also, and no baking!! Your granddaughter seems to be having a good time!!

Tiffany Green said...

OMG! I've been looking for a recipe like this. I'm printing it out right now... Thanks!

Detra said...

OMG! I have this recipe, but we call it Peanut Butter Delight! It is my very favorite recipe, since I was a small child.

And I love how you are enclosing pix of it being made. So sweet.