I decided to make them no-bake cookies and wanted to try out this new recipe I found from recipes.sparkpeople.com. I'm not sure how legit the calorie count they put on there is because whoever posted it suggested to use a reduced fat peanut butter. I may be wrong but I had always heard that reduced fat peanut butter isn't better for you because the fat in peanut butter is a good fat. I tend to buy a reduced sugar peanut butter, so that's what I used. Unfortunately, these cookies didn't set in time for me to bring them to Shawn's family to thank them for having me, so I had to guy empty-handed, which I hate! I plate of food is kind of like a protector for me, haha! Anyways, heres the recipe, they were yummy, but I might like my families basic no-bake recipe (posted with my No-Bake Cupcakes).
Low Fat No-Bake Cookies
Makes 48 servings
1/2 cup Cracker Crumbs, graham, plain
3 cup Oats, rolled, old fashioned
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
In medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs and oatmeal; set aside. In a large saucepan stir in the sugar, cocoa, milk, and margarine over medium heat until it is dissolved.
Bring the mix to a boil for two minutes-this is important. Remove from heat, and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until it is well mixed. Blend in the oatmeal mixture-quickly. Beat by hand until it is thickened (only a few minutes), if necessary.
By teaspoon, drop onto waxed paper. Refrigerate or store in another cool place until firm.
Number of Servings: 48