Lazy Days (No-Bake Cookies)

When I was growing up and we wanted to butter my dad up do something nice for dad, we would make his favorite cookies…Lazy Days! I thought everyone called them that, but I later found out most people call them No-Bake Cookies. πŸ˜‰ For father’s day, I made my husband and my dad these cookies, but I tried making them Less Guilty Lazy Days. (Wouldn’t everyone want to feel less guilty eating a COOKIE called LAZY days?!) Well, it didn’t turn out quite how they normally do, which is why people say not to substitute or cut things out of these recipes. So new pictures will be added when I make it again, the CORRECT way. πŸ™‚Β Here is our tried and true, dad’s favorite, family recipe from my oldest sister, Dina. πŸ™‚

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 TBSP cocoa
  • a dash of REAL vanilla at the end of 2 minute boil (Mexican vanilla was the yummiest ever if you can get it!)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2.5-3 cups oatmeal

Boil the top list of ingredients…wait till you have a “full” boil and boil for 2 “full boil” minutes stirring constantly.

 

IMG_5142Β <—What “full boil” looks like

 

Add your dash (+) of vanilla. Add peanut butter (I like crunchy peanut butter…yummy!) Remove from heat.

Slowly add oatmeal by the cupful and stir.

 

IMG_5143Β <—It should look a little more runny than this. πŸ™‚

 

Spoon onto wax paper (You’ll want this laid out ahead of time) and serve with a glass of almond milk! πŸ™‚

 

IMG_5144Β <— IMPORTANT: Make sure you leave little droplets “on accident” to clean up while your cookies are hardening. πŸ™‚

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