No-Bake Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Cookies

(Serves 18)Raw uncooked peanut butter cookie snack on plate (no need to cook)

Turn off your oven — no baking needed for these chewy treats! Perfect with that cup of tea or glass of skim milk, you’ll love this combo of peanut butter and whole grain oats, with just 120 calories per serving (two cookies!), 18 g of carbs, 5 g of cholesterol, 5 g total fat, 1 g of fiber, 2 g of protein, 15 g of sodium, and 12 g total sugar (using granulated  sugar).

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup sugar  (or 1/4 tsp. stevia extract powder*)
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (if you like)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups dry oats
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Put sugar, milk, and margarine in a saucepan and bring to a boil. If using cocoa powder, add that too. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter, until peanut butter is melted. Add oats and stir well. Take a teaspoon to scoop out the mixture, and drop each spoonful onto a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray (or covered with waxed paper). Chill for one hour before eating.

*Stevia is sweeter than sugar. Substituting ingredients will alter nutritional values.

Recipe adapted from: www.usda.gov

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