My husband says no bake cookies are the “lower class citizens of cookies.” He thinks they are a cop-out cookie and that they look a lot like…..well, maybe I won’t mention that here. I happen to love them and make them anytime I need a quick treat. Oddly enough he always eats more than his fare share.
If you are like my husband and think the same of no bake cookies, here is a fancied up version that you can give to your friends and neighbors, or take to a party this Holiday season. Especially when you need something quick. Just because they are easy, doesn’t mean they are a cop-out hun;)
The marshmallow swirls make them look fancier than they are and give them an added gewiness, and you won’t have to feel like you’re giving away cookies that look like….well, you know.
Marshmallow Swirled No Bake Cookies
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 c. milk
2 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbs cocoa
1/2 c. peanut butter
2 1/2-3 c. quick oats
1 c. mini marshmallows
In a medium saucepan, melt butter, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and cocoa. Bring to a boil and let boil for about 90 seconds (boiling longer will make cookies dry). Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, then oats. I stir the oats in 1 cup at a time to check the consistency. Adding too many oats will make the mixture too thick and makes a dry cookie as well. Lastly, stir in marshmallows and mix until just combined. If you over-stir you will lose the marshmallow-swirly effect (which I did the first time making these.) Immediately drop heaping spoonful onto wax paper and let cool.