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Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

No recipe image available.If you don't count oven-toasting the oats, these indeed are no-bake peanut butter and oatmeal cookies which are naturally sweetened with honey and studded with chocolate chips.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup creamy peanut butter (creamy is best, if using crunchy, add 2 tablespoons)
1 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread oatmeal in an ungreased baking pan, and toast until lightly browned, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter and nonfat dry milk. Stir in toasted oatmeal, and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in honey. Pour the butter mixture over the peanut-butter mixture, and stir until well combined. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Shape into about 40 logs, each about 2 1/2-inches long. Place the logs onto a wire rack or a parchment-lined baking sheet, and set aside.
  5. Place chocolate chips in a glass measure and microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove and stir until chips are melted.
  6. Dip each cookie about 1/2 way into the melted chocolate or drizzle them with the melted chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is set. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.