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A No-Bake Cookie

December 20, 2011

These are hot off the press. Err, cold out of the fridge?

What I’m trying to say is, I just made them. Please ignore the fact that it’s not even 10 AM where I am and I’m already eating cookies. It’s going to be a fabulous day.


I’d had about enough of the oven, what with my Oreo malfunction and all, so I figured today was as good a day as any to delve into the world of no-bake cookies. Plus “no-bake” usually means there’s sticky ingredients involved. Sticky is one of my favorite food groups, you know.

I used this recipe and although I’ll be the first to admit mine don’t like quite as picture perfect, I thought they turned out really good.

It calls for graham crackers. Man, how I have missed graham crackers.



And now I have almost an entire box left. Perfect.


Bring on the smores.

This is my “backup peanut butter.” You know, for when you unexpectedly run out of crunchy. Like you don’t have a backup jar, too.


I’m sure there’s fancier ways to crumble graham crackers, but I just used my hands.


And then I got to those sticky ingredients.


Graham crackers, peanut butter and maple syrup?


I made these before breakfast and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t seriously contemplate just making a second bowl of grahams, pb and maple for myself.


And I must say, knowing that there was no baking and therefore no chance of these going from perfectly fine dough to oven-made mess was pretty awesome.

I guess I’m still a little shaken up about those Oreos! 😛


Hmmm, they’re missing something.


Oh, right.



And then this happened.

I used a makeshift double broiler to melt some chocolate chips. Who needs a real double broiler when you can just fit a bowl over a pot of hot water? Not I.
Some got dipped.

Some got smothered.

And some got… Jackson Pollack-ed?

It got a little messy. But an artist is allowed to make a mess in the name of perfection and peanut butter and chocolate is as close to perfection as it gets.
I was going to leave some of the cookies plain for “people who don’t like chocolate and peanut butter together,” but then I realized I don’t anyone like that. And I wouldn’t share any cookies with them even if I did.
Have you ever made a no-bake cookie?

Do you ever use a double-broiler?

Do you know why peanut butter cookies always have those fork indentations? If you do, you’ll save me the time it would take me to Google it.
6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2011 12:58 PM

    That looks AWESOME! I think I’m going to make these tonight 🙂

  2. December 20, 2011 1:11 PM

    Nothing about these sounds bad. I’m not always a fan of no-bake cookies, but maple, graham crackers and PB CAN’T be bad. I mean, PB spread on graham crackers is a classic favorite treat of mine…so this is just like that, but better. And with chocolate. Yeaaah. And I definitely have PB backups. I have less-good crunchy PB, just in case I run out of the good crunchy stuff. And sunflower seed butter for if I need a change (haha, as if I’d ever get tired of peanut butter…)

    • December 20, 2011 3:17 PM

      Baha, yeah who gets sick of peanut butter?? 😛

  3. December 20, 2011 1:44 PM

    best ingredients ever! YUM 😀

  4. December 20, 2011 2:11 PM

    Yeah sticky is one of my favorite food groups as well. These look and sund yummy. Oh and I love the melted chocolate addition to them 🙂

    A great step up from the cookie mishaps of past~!

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