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No bake cookies for kids

No bake cookies are a fine summer treat.
No bake cookies are a fine summer treat.

All the schools in the Harrisburg area are out for summer. Make these no bake cookies with kids. Let them follow the directions and do all the measuring. Watch them carefully at the stove, or if they're not old enough, do the cooking part for them.

Use one of our local Hershey or Wilbur cocoas for this summer treat.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups rolled oats (uncooked)
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa.
  2. Turn heat to medium high. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling for one minute. Keep stirring gently with a wooden spoon
  3. Take pan off of heat. After a minute, add the vanilla, peanut butter, and oatmeal. Mix all of the ingredients quite well, so everything is evenly distributed.
  4. Scoop up the mixture by heaping teaspoons. Drop onto sheets of waxed paper.
  5. Let the no bake cookies cool completely before eating them.


  • sharon watterson knitting examiner 5 years ago

    Love these no bake cookies, have made them for years, but never with peanut butter, great healthy addition to this delicious recipe

    Providence Travel Examiner

  • Roberta Baxter Eugene,OR. Dogs Examiner 5 years ago

    I think children learning and being in the kitchen at an early age is a wonderful starting point for their future. Thank you for a great article.

  • Winona Cooking Examiner 5 years ago

    Now this is baking, cool - especially with the temperatures over the top right now.

  • Winona Home & Living 5 years ago

    This is a great recipe to have handy when teenagers are home alone for a while and get worries about whether the oven was left on or worse. Plus, they learned how to make something new.

  • Peggy Hazelwood, Online Publishing Examiner 5 years ago

    Love these cookies! We made them and called them Polly's No Bake Cookies after a local lady who gave Mom the recipe.

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