AKA chocolate sushi!
How gross does that sound lol? But I mean, I couldn’t not address it. These totally look like a sushi roll! Now that you have that visual in your head, I’ve probably ruined this recipe for you. But fortunately, we can use cognitive behavioral therapy to reframe the thoughts we have and help us live a better life. So let’s reframe the thought of “this snack looks like chocolate sushi” to “this snack looks epic because anything with peanut butter and chocolate is epic.” Okay. Good. Moving on.
I don’t think this is the weirdest recipe I’ve made, but I was doubting the photogenic-ness of these while I was making them. You end up with this log of cookie dough that does not look appetizing in the least. BUT HOLD ON! Don’t leave. You should make these. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover…or something like that. Because no matter what character flaw a recipe has, it can be overlooked because of chocolate + peanut butter.
This recipe. I do recommend that you use quick oats and NOT rolled oats. When I made these with rolled oats, the oats didn’t soften quite enough. So don’t make that mistake.
If you use quick oats, these end up fudgy. And it should be noted that these are in the running for food-you-can-eat-at-every-meal award. I have had these paired with fruit + a latte for a breakfast. I’ve eaten them at snacktime with a latte. I’ve eaten them at snacktime without a latte. I’ve had these at midnight when I randomly woke up hungry. I’ve had these for a sweet something after lunch just because I wanted a sweet something. For all the meals and snacks, these cookies work. They are like the easy-going cookie in that they are up for being any meal/snack.
Okay. I think that’s all you need to know.
Question: do you have to add the sprinkles?
My reply: if you hate fun, feel free to leave off the sprinkles.
No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Sliced Oatmeal Cookies
Yield: a dozen cookies
Total Time: 15 minutes (+30 minutes chill time)
1 1/3 cup quick oats
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate works)
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla (i used Rodelle)
1-2 tablespoons milk
In a microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter with chocolate chips. Microwave until melted (stirring every 15 seconds to keep the chocolate from burning). Now combine quick oats, chocolate-PB, cocoa powder, salt, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir until combined. Now. If your dough is dry and would not stick together, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk to help the dough stick together better. Then roll the dough into a log. Get a piece of non-stick wrap and pour out sprinkles onto it. Then place the dough log onto it and press the sprinkles into all sides. Wrap up the sprinkle bedazzled dough and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (or overnight). Slice and ENJOY!
Store these guys in the fridge.