September 13, 2011

No-bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Original recipe makes 100 cookies

Ingredients
 1 cup white sugar
 1 1/3 cups peanut butter
 1 cup white corn syrup
 4 cups crisp rice or wheat cereal
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1 pinch salt

Directions

Blend syrup, sugar, vanilla and salt in a 2 quart microwave-safe dish. Cook on high 4 minutes, or until mixture boils and sugar dissolves.

Stir in peanut butter, then add the cereal.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let cool before storing. 

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42 comments:

The Sells said...

Yummm!! our family loves the regular version of these :)

El Scotto said...

put a little chocolate in the mix and they are even more wonderful!

faithinprogress said...

Would using butter and quick oats produce a different cookie?

Tanya said...

Making these tomorrow!! To answer the question above, no, using butter won't make any difference, but using quick oats is kind of iffy. Since quick oats are designed to absorb moisture quickly, there's a chance your cookies might turn out funky and mushy, as opposed to structured and firm like they're supposed to be.
But by all means, experiment! :-)

Anonymous said...

Used Quick Oats, still made a good cookie but the texture is a bit gooey and doesn't hold up as well unless chilled. I think the rolled oats would have been better.=(

Megan said...

Thanks for the idea! I just made these with a few alterations since I'm trying to be more calorie conscious. I used PB2 (powdered pb), coconut oil instead of butter, and splenda for the sugar. Yummo!

Anonymous said...

I have a recipe just like this and I only use quick oats and they work great for me. I also prefer crunchy pb for extra texture.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't stop licking the spoon, pan, and eating all the "out-of-place" chunks... DELISH!

Christine said...

These are fabulous! I make a chocolate version of this recipe and right now I'm not eating chocolate so this is absolutely perfect!! The chocolate version is exactly the same except replace the peanut butter with 6 tbs of cocoa powder mixed in with the oatmeal. You can also substitute 1/2 a cup of the oats for 1/2 a cup of coconut. Delish!

Tangee said...

Wonder if you can substitute rice krispies for the rolled oats?

Anonymous said...

does it really need that much sugar?

Shannon said...

Yes it needs that much sugar, what you are doing is caramelizing the sugar and butter together. This helps it set up and why you are boiling it to a roll.

Jerri Rivers said...

How wonderful! I grew up loving the original kind, and then a while back, I tried a version with butterscotch pudding. But peanut butter flavored? Wow! I definitely have to try this!

Anonymous said...

With rice krispies, I use 1 cup pb, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup Karo
Syrup and 6 cups Rice Krispies....just melt, no need to boil

Anonymous said...

I added in about 1 cup of mini marshmallows...yum!

Anonymous said...

Has anybody done a sugar free version?

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to go vegan for a while now. Thought I'd vegan these out and try 'em.

I used Earth Balance for the butter and Almond Breeze, almond milk for milk. I also used sugar in the raw, since I don't use processed sugar.

It worked well! They're yummy! I think I'm going to add some peanuts next time!

Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I've made regular no-bakes with splenda, and they did not turn out. I wouldn't recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many cookies this recipe will make? I want to try this recipe and it will be for about 30 people. I'm trying to decide if I should double the recipe. Thanks!

Amberlou98 said...

Mine are not sticking together very well... Too many oats?? Any ideas?

Rose said...

these look yummy!

Rose said...

yummy !

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried it with honey instead of sugar

Tiffany said...

Made these today...they were gone in minutes!!! Yummy and so simple!!! :)

Colleen Christensen said...

Mine are pretty dry, too. I would suggest fewer oats next time. Bummer :(

Colleen Christensen said...

Mine are pretty dry, too :( Fewer oats next time, I think.

Valerie Gonzalez said...

Mine came out as a dry crumbly mess. :( any suggestions??? Did I over boil the sugar? I dropped the PB in and instead of melting it dried out.

Valerie Gonzalez said...

Mine came out a dry crumbly mess. When I dropped the PB into the boiling sugar it dried out instead of melting. Did I over boil the sugar? :-(

Anonymous said...

Could this be done with cornflakes instead of oats?

Anonymous said...

cut sugar in half, not necessary! Add a lil cocoa and splendid!

Anonymous said...

You can also use cheerios

briana said...

mine were a dry mess as well, but still tasted yummy!

kristen holly said...

SO. Good!!!! My hubby renamed them "amazeballs". Mine came out great, just the last few out of the pan came out a little crumbly. I think the "work quickly" is the key! Off to mow down another one... ;)

Anonymous said...

What's the regular version?

Anonymous said...

I found this on Pinterest, thanks for sharing! These were really easy and tasty. Great for summer so you don't have to turn on the oven!

Anonymous said...

What if I dont have corn syrup!?!?!?!?!?!?!? What can I substitute for corn syrup????!!!! Someone plz answer me asap.

Melissa Cook said...

You can substitute a cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water for the 1 cup corn syrup.

TRE2Photography said...

I make a similar cookie, but instead of oats, I use 24 crushed saltine crackers.

Tina Thompson said...

Are you saying to use old fashioned oats as the wheat cereal mentioned?

Mary Jane Hall said...

I've always used cornflakes & they are delicious & crunchy. I've never used rice crispies with this recipe.these are actually Moore like a candy than a cookie.

Unknown said...

What is crisp rice and wheat cereal??

Unknown said...

What is crisp rice and wheat cereal??