no bake cookies

The other night I was having a craving for a sweet little morsel of something or other and wanted to make a quick and easy cookie.  I thought about making some sugar cookies, but they aren't really my favorite, and then I remembered no bake cookies.  Ah, so easy, so quick, and because they have oatmeal in them I can pretend that they're healthy.  Huzzah!  Dan and I have been eating one for breakfast along with cup of coffee, probably not the best breakfast in the world, but it's real yummy.

(recipe adapted from food network)

2 cups sugar
1 oz (1 square) bakers chocolate
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup craisins (or just regular raisins)

1. Throw the sugar, chocolate, butter and milk in a saucepan and bring it all to a boil.  Let it boil for 1 minute then add the peanut butter, vanilla, craisins/raisins and oatmeal.

2.  Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until hardened.  I like to leave mine in the freezer or fridge so they stay nice and solid, but they should stay hard once they've cooled to room temperature.

Easy, quick and so great.  I've made two batches just this week...