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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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And then I got to those sticky ingredients.

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Graham crackers, peanut butter and maple syrup?

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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.

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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! 😛

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Hmmm, they’re missing something.

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Oh, right.

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And then this happened.

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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.

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Some got smothered.

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And some got… Jackson Pollack-ed?

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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.
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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.
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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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