Last year, I decided to make Will no-bake cookies before this 24-hour running relay race he was doing (it’s called Ragnar if it sounds like your kind of thing). I figured the oats and peanut butter would be good fuel to keep his energy up. Little did I know they’d be a major hit and devoured by everyone on the team.
Will said these cookies were just the ticket before a run when his energy was feeling low. Personally, I think these are most enjoyable when I am cuddled up on the couch wearing sweatpants after a long day. But however you eat them, I’m sure you’ll enjoy them!
- 1 1/2 Sticks of Butter
- 3 Cups of Sugar
- 3/4 Cup of Muscle Milk
- splash of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 Cups Smooth Peanut Butter
- 5 Cups of Quaker Oats
- In a saucepan, mix butter, sugar and Muscle Milk over medium heat.
- Once the mixture reaches a rolling boil, let it sit for two minutes.
- After the two minutes is up, remove the saucepan from the heat and mix in peanut butter and vanilla extract.
- Next stir, in the oats one cup at a time. When all the oats are mixed in continue stirring as it cools.
- Once the mixture has thickened, scoop out spoonfuls on to wax paper and let them sit until they are hard.
This recipe makes about 30 cookies for me, but that can vary depending on how large you like them. I made this recipe after I was inspired with some similar ones online and decided to try it with Muscle Milk for an extra kick of protein. Of course, you can try the recipe with protein powder mixed into milk, if you’re looking for a similar way to get a protein boost.
Do you love no-bake cookies? Have you had or made peanut butter ones like these? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section.
Cheers to the weekend!