Never Fail No Bake Cookies

Kelley Goins Recipe

By Kelley Goins kgoins

20 Min
No-Cook or Other

My grandma always made these using only an iron skillet. They NEVER fail.

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1 stick
unsalted butter
1 1/2 c
white sugar
1/2 c
milk fat free, 1%, 2%, or whole
4 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened
1 c
peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
2 c
quick cooking oats

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large iron skillet, melt margarine on medium heat. Add sugar, milk, and cocoa. Stir constantly until mixture begins to boil. Boil for exactly 1 1/2 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir in completely and then stir in the oatmeal one cup at a time. When thoroughly mixed, drop by teaspoonful onto waxed paper or clean dry surface. Set up time is appoximately 5 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Staci Ojeda txstayathomemom
Oct 9, 2011
why does it have to be an iron skillet?
Kelley Goins kgoins
Oct 9, 2011
I dont know actually. I do know that I have made the same recipe without using an iron skillet and it doesn't always set up. I just believe grandma was on to something!
Marcy Baha missmarcy
Feb 21, 2012
Maybe the iron skillet makes a difference due to even heat distribution?