Thursday, December 3, 2009

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

"Hey, Mom, we're having a school party tonight and I signed up to bring cookies."
Sound familiar? Even if it doesn't, these No-Bake Peanut Butter Drops are great for most social functions where bringing cookies along is required. They also pack well for family vacations.
I’ve never been a real fan of those chocolate no-bake cookies. The ones I’ve tasted have all been dry and fairly gritty. Let’s face it, dry oatmeal is pretty good in granola—but it’s toasted then.

The recipe below is an old family favorite that started with my mother. I don’t know where mom got the recipe, maybe on a box of cereal—and although there's no chocolate in them, this cookie is far superior to the chocolate variety of no-bake cookie. People actually like to eat these. In fact, our family finds them somewhat addicting. Bet ya can’t eat just one!

No Bake Peanut Butter Drops

1 C. sugar

1 C. white Karo

1 ½ C. peanut butter

5 C. Special K cereal

Put cereal in a large bowl and set aside. Mix sugar and Karo in saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the peanut butter, then bring just to boil—it’s thick, so it simmers around the edge mostly. Pour immediately over the cereal. Mix quickly, and spoon by tablespoons onto wax paper. After all the cookies are made, you can go back and firm them by hand into ball shapes.

1 comment:

Jen in AZ said...

These are the fastest, most fabulous (although dangerously tasty) cookies ever. I completely agree they're the cookies to make in a pinch. I use corn flakes, though. Probably doesn't make any difference. I've tried Cheerios, too. They're a bit chewier. Great post!