I hesitated when posting this picture. How do you make no-bake cookies not look like, well . . . yeah.
I found it! I have it! The perfect no-bake cookie recipe. I know what you're thinking . . . "They're NO BAKES, Angela. Not that difficult." But I never seem to get them right. Mind you, I don't like chewy no-bake cookies. I like mine a little dry and crumbly and this recipe from my friend's blog (who apparently has had her own frustrations with no-bakes!) is perfect!
2 cups white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 pinch salt
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute. THIS IS THE KEY STEP: You must wait until the mixture comes to a good boil (not just a couple of bubbles), then boil for one minute.
Add quick cooking oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; mix well.
Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool.