This recipe has been in my family for a long time. It was passed down to me through my father from his mom. I see it everywhere made different ways, but this is how I've always made it, and I love it. Of course, you could add more oats if you like. But, I love them just the way they are. The only thing I don't like about it is when I crave them on hot, humid days. No point in making them because they won't set in high humidity. So....I live it up in the winter! I would love to make them once a week...haha! So, if you're looking for something to put together quick for last-minute company, or you're just craving chocolate or something sweet without having to bake...this recipe is for you! Enjoy!
1 stick margarine
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk - I use whole.
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups quick oatmeal (not instant)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
In a medium-sized saucepan, boil margarine, cocoa powder, milk, and sugar on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add oatmeal, vanilla, and peanut butter; stir well to combine. Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper to harden.
Recipe Source: my grandmother