P.S. this pic is before the cocoa was added. The one with the cocoa showed too much of my dirty stovetop and I want to all to think I'm perfect. (ha ha ha- laughing histerically)
Then add the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla.
*again the vanilla shot showed my stovetop. yuk!
Mix well and drop onto waxed paper or a greased cookie sheet.
Ummm.....considering these "cookies" actually needed to be eaten with a SPOON! I don't think it worked right.
Still, I refused to give up. I hopped on the internet and searched for a new recipie to see what I could have done wrong. I found one that called for 3 cups of oatmeal instead of 2. So I thought I would try to rescue the cookies.
I added some oatmeal.
Now it started to somwhat resemble the no-bake cookies in my memory.
See, no spoon required!
Sadly, they were only pretending to be no-bake cookies. The creamy gooeyness just wasn't there. They were powdery and crumbly. Now, I know it's not just me who has failed at these decievingly simple treats. I confirmed this same dilemma occured on multiple occasions for a friend of mine here in WI.
Alas, I was sorely disappointed last night and had to resort to a granola bar for my sweet fix. Maybe it's for the best considering I'm supposedly on a "diet".