We visited a friend’s boat the other day and they had made a batch of these. I can’t tell you the last time I had them! So I dug up my old recipe and made some the next day! They taste like my teen years. And you don’t have to heat up your oven!


2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
1 stick unsalted butter
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 TBS pure vanilla extract
Large pinch kosher salt


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment.
  2. Bring the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, then let boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the oats, peanut butter, vanilla and salt, and stir to combine.
  3. Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and let sit at room temperature until cooled and hardened, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate in an airtight container.


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