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With summer right around the corner I love baking but really dread turning on the oven and my kids are always asking for me to make cookies, so a few years ago I came across recipes that my grandma used to make for us kids and they are easy to make and the kids love them.
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No bake Peanut Butter Bars
These do need a few hours to set and hill so make them the night before.
1 ¾ cup of powdered sugar
1 ½ cup butter soften
1 1/4 cup peanut butter you can use creamy or chunky
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups of graham crackers crumbled
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 pkg. of semi sweet choc chips
Line a 9×12 pan with saran wrap/foil with extra hanging over the sides so you can lift out later.
Mix together the powered sugar, butter, 1 cup of the peanut butter, and vanilla, stir in the graham crackers and press in to the bottom of the pan
Over low heat stir together the chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter until smooth. Spread over the mixture in the pan. Cover and refrigerate about an hour or until the chocolate is set. Remove from the pan and cut the bars into 36 squares. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until firm.
No bake Chocolate Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups quick oatmeal
6 heaping T. cocoa
1 cup coconut
1 t. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Put sugar, milk and shortening in a pan and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Set in refrigerator for about an hour .
Peanut Butter Balls
These are the easiest and with only 2 ingredients.
2 cups peanut butter
Take about 1-2 cups of peanut butter and mix together with enough powdered sugar (several cups) to form dough like ball.
Now form the dough into 1″ balls and then roll around in some more powdered sugar.
No Bake Cereal Cookies
My kids love these..
1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups of rice crispy cereal, or you favorite I have used foot loops and cheerios
Bring sugar and syrup to a boil, add the peanut butter and mix well. Remove from heat and then stir in the cereal.
Pat down in the bottom of a 9×12 pan and set in refrigerator till, firm won’t be long
You can also top with melted chocolate chips or a cake frosting works great.
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