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 would be a major hit and devoured by everyone on the team. Will said these no-bake peanut butter cookies were just the ticket before a run when his energy was feeling low. He loves taking them for his motorcylce racing weekends too. Personally, I think these are most enjoyable when I am cuddled up on the couch wearing sweatpants after a long day. But however and wherever you eat them, I bet you’ll find them as tasty as I do!
No-Bake Peanut Butter & Protein Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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, 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 peanut butter cookies? Have you had or made ones like these with protein powder or muscle milk? I would love to hear your cooking secrets in the comments section.
Mother’s day is 10 days away (hopefully you know that it is May 14th this year!), and if you need help trying to figure out what to get, look no further! I have compiled a list of 25 affordable gift ideas that are a little more unique than your typical flowers, card or framed photo, and will leave your mom feeling like the special woman she is.
While many mom’s love those, I hope these gift ideas inspire you to give a gift that reminds you of your mom. From my experience, those are the gifts that people love most. Look for a gift that suits the personality of the receiver. And hopefully, you also realize that you don’t have to break the bank to give a meaningful gift. It may be cliche, but the thought you put into it truly is what matters most.