No Bake Dessert
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Fun for kids too!
Makes approximately 15 one-inch diameter dessert balls.
This is a great recipe to create with kids. It's quick and easy and will cure any sweet tooth!
In addition to the ingredients you will need:
- One 2-quart pot (or double boiler)
- One large heat resistant mixing bowl (I like stainless steel)
- One mixing spoon (metal recommended because wood will stain and plastic will melt or stain)
- Cookie sheet or flat pan - a paper plate will also work
- Parchment paper (nice to have but not critical)
- Vinyl or Latex gloves (again - nice to have but not critical if you're rolling batter into balls)
- Regular spoon (if you're making drop cookies)
I caution anyone under the age of 10 using the stove without supervision.
This recipe calls for ingredients that have nuts or processed in a facility with nuts.
This is a gluten-free dessert
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (imitation is okay too), optional to taste but recommended
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut flakes, to taste (optional)
- On very low heat (or using a double boiler) melt butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips, marshmallows. Stir continuously until smooth. If you like chunks of marshmallow then melt butter & chocolate chips first. Once removed from heat add marshmallows and stir.
- Transfer to large heat resistant mixing bowl. Add peanut butter, vanilla, oats, milk and coconut. Stir until evenly coated.
- As the chocolate begins to cool it will thicken.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Use a spoon to make drop cookies on a cookie sheet - or - make sure it's not too hot to handle * scoop out a handful of the batter and roll into balls (* pictured wearing gloves)
- Cover with saran wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour
- Eat & Enjoy!
- If you prefer flat cookies roll batter into balls then flatten with spoon or palm of your hand.
- If you prefer bar cookies line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper, spread batter evenly and refrigerate. Once it's cooled you can pull it from the pan and cut into squares.
- Coconut is optional
- Vanilla extract is optional
- For extra crunch you can add a cup of Chex cereal or Cheerios.
- You can add nuts too - or use chunky peanut butter