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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:08 PM

I am addicted....to chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies

I have made them every week for over a month.

The rest of my family is really tired of them and hubby can't eat them because he is allergic to oats.

For some reason, I can't get enough of them.

I have lost almost 40 lbs in the last 18 weeks so I am not worried that I will gain weight.


They are JUST SO GOOD

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Reply I am addicted....to chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies (Original post)
demtenjeep Jan 2013 OP
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #1
MADem Jan 2013 #2
pinto Jan 2013 #3
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #5
freshwest Jan 2013 #22
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #4
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #10
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #11
fadedrose Jan 2013 #12
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demtenjeep Jan 2013 #13
fadedrose Jan 2013 #14
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #17
KC Jan 2013 #15
kurtzapril4 Jan 2013 #16
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #18
KC Jan 2013 #23
freshwest Jan 2013 #21
gkhouston Jan 2013 #24
patricia92243 Jan 2013 #6
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #7
patricia92243 Jan 2013 #8
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #9
progressiveinaction Jan 2013 #19
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #20
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #25

Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:20 PM

1. So, got the recipe???

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:29 PM

2. And how are these magic cookies constructed?

Like so?

http://dessert.food.com/recipe/no-bake-chocolate-oatmeal-cookies-23821

1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky but is seems to make a more crumbly dry cookie)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 -3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats
Directions:

1
Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
2
Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
3
Remove from heat.
4
Add peanut butter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.
5
Add in vanilla. (almond extract is good also, but I only use 1/2 teaspoon almond and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla).
6
Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
7
Let cool until set.
8
*Please remember that even if you do follow the recipe exactly, it doesn't always turn out just right. I have had these not set up for me AND be hard and dry. But most of the time, the recipe is just right. I have also found that it makes a difference if you use quick cooking oats or old fashioned. In my experience it takes more old fashioned oats than quick cooking and I like the texture of the quick cooking better. When you make it a few hundred times like I have you learn a couple of things Also, Chunky peanut butter tends to make them more dry and crumbly.

Read more at: http://dessert.food.com/recipe/no-bake-chocolate-oatmeal-cookies-23821?oc=linkback

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:40 PM

3. I do a no-bake cheesecake a lot. A bit sweet, but add some lemon juice and cinammon.

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Response to pinto (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:43 PM

5. oh that sounds good

I love cheesecake

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Response to pinto (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:57 PM

22. Okay, spill! What's the no cook cheesecake recipe?

Here's a picture to inspire you:



I only, only get a slice of cheesecake when my kid buys me dinner out. But I had recipes for making them in Bundt pans at one time.




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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:43 PM

4. my recipie

1 stick of butter
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa

mix together and bring to boil. Let boil for one minute


Remove from heat

Add

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick oats


drop onto wax paper to let them set up.

actually, they are great when still hot too!!!


makes about 36 cookies

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:42 PM

10. No flour!!!!! Yayyyy.

Tho I do have to be very very easy going on oats as well, but nice to have no flour recipes.
Think I will try it..Mr. Dixie should love it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:28 PM

11. yup, no flour. Hubby is allergic to wheat and oats

sometimes I use the base and add gluten free rice chex instead of the oats.

It is nice to be able to do that for him. He wasn't always allergic and he misses eating the no-bakes as I would drop them on the wax paper. He says eating them while they are still warm was the best.

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:53 PM

12. It looks like Obama & Joe are studying your recipe

Maybe they're going to get together and make it.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:16 PM

13. ?

not sure what you mean?



it isn't "my" recipie, it is from Jr. High many moons ago, it is just the one I like best.

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:25 PM

14. On your avatar, they look like they're pointing and looking at the recipe....

like they're going to try it... just kidding around...

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:38 AM

17. oh, thats too funny

love it

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:35 AM

15. I wish

I could figure out if there is something that I could substitute for the peanut butter. I love it but my son is allergic.

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Response to KC (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:32 AM

16. Me too.

Not allergic...just don't like peanut butter that much. On second thought....I wonder if you could add caramel instead? I looooove caramel!

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:39 AM

18. I bet carmel would work

it really is for the flavor

try it and let me know

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:32 AM

23. I bet

that would work. Great idea!

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Response to KC (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:53 PM

21. I used almond butter for all of these things. Haven't had peanut butter in many years.

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Response to KC (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:48 PM

24. Sunbutter. (Made from sunflower seeds.) Smells and tastes just like peanut butter.

Check the label, as some brands may contain peanuts, but there are definitely brands which explicitly say they don't. Your son may still not eat it, as he probably associates that smell with feeling bad, but it will be safe and the rest of the family can scratch their peanut butter itch without worrying about your son's allergy.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:00 PM

6. The real question is how did you lose 40 lbs in 18 weeks???? n/t

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:04 PM

7. My infusions for Crohn's have stopped being effective

and we are in the process of changing meds

it isn't a good thing, I am down to 105 lbs

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:16 PM

8. I'm so sorry. I didn't realize or I would never have been so flipint. I do so hope the new

meds work - even better than the old ones did.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:33 PM

9. oh its okay...don't feel bad

I have accepted it!

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:56 PM

19. Not a good idea to each chocolate if you have Crohn's disease

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Response to progressiveinaction (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:54 PM

20. I know. I have done a lot of research. Actually my GI doc has only told me to avoid nuts and toma

for the most part, I do avoid them except in the summer when we get home grown tomatoes.



Eating those things, not eating those things...really makes no difference.

Most of the time I avoid things that "could" affect the Crohn's but sometimes I just say what the hell, I feel bad and hurt all the time anyway, I might as well eat what I like. None of it stays long in my system anyway.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 06:37 PM

25. The better half makes them. They are good

 

but not good for the waistline.

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