Saturday, June 26, 2010

No-Bake P.C.O.-The perfect size snack

If you're anything like me, you have cravings for something sweet in the middle of the night.  My problem is if I have something store bought, I eat it right away.  There's no such thing as an unopened box of Oreos in my house.

So lately I've taken to making my own desserts.  I've tried Coconut Cream pie, and a chocolate cream pie (I can eat the filling all by itself).  The problem is that it makes too much.

Portion control is the only way I have any self control.  So while browsing through my recipes the other day I found this great, easy, and small recipe for No-Bake P.C.O. cookies (Peanut butter, chocolate, and oatmeal).

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1/4 cup butter 
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • 1 3/4 cup quick-cooking oatmeal

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar and cocoa.  Add the milk and butter.
  2. Over medium heat bring to a boil and cook for one minute.
  3. Remove from heat. Add the peanut butter and stir until melted.  Add oatmeal, stir.
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper.  Let stand until set.
The original recipe said it makes three dozen.  Ha!  I made a dozen healthy size cookies. It's the perfect size to share with a person, solve your craving, and still not feel really guilty about!

Hope you enjoy!

PS--You could probably make this a healthier recipe if you wanted, but really, what's the point?


  1. Sounds yummy! I'm with you - there's no way I have junk in my house waiting to be opened. Chances are, it's open and half gone, haha.

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Hope you enjoy the recipe.