I Think We Should Have Bought a Back-Up Plan

So last night I had a Brownie meeting. We only have one real meeting left and then our end of the year ceremony. I'm happy the Girl Scouting year is almost over, but I'm a little sad, too. Anyway, our meeting last night focused on the Make It, Eat It badge. I finally found a no-bake cookie recipe we could make and the other leader had a recipe for fizzy punch stuff. We each kept coming across recipes for such cookies where you had to melt butter and/or chocolate on the stove first. I guess we should have specified with Google that we meant no-bake and no-cook! Anyway, here's the recipe I finally found...

No-Bake Peanutty Oat Treats
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
2 cups (any combination of) raisins, diced dried mixed fruit, miniature marshmallows, shredded coconut, chopped peanuts, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels or mini candy-coated chocolate pieces

In large bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar, milk and vanilla; mix well.
Stir in oats and remaining ingredients.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.
Let stand until firm.
Store tightly covered.

Makes 4 dozen.

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We split into 2 groups. My group used chocolate/peanut butter chips and the other group used marshmallows. We would let the girls have some for a snack and the rest were going home. While we were waiting for the cookies to set so they wouldn't be a complete gooey mess when they ate them, we had them color a few things that will be used in our ceremony in a few weeks. We also had them take turns adding ingredients to make the punch. The other leader and I were trying to bag some of the cookies to take home when we realized they were still a gooey mess. Did you notice that an exact time to sit isn't mentioned in the recipe? Ya, that would have been real nice!

The girls loved the cookies and the punch was met with some mixed reviews. I'm not sure what happened to the cookies the girls took home, but I can tell you that ours turned into one giant sticky cookie!




Until next time....

8 comments:

singedwingangel said...

Ok I just can't imagine eating those cookies. I have made skillet cookies as my mom calls them for years. Those cookies oh gurlllll enough to make your tongue slap your brains out.. mmmm yeah that good lol...

Kmama said...

Messy, sticky cookies are the best!! They may not have looked great, but I bet they were delicious!!

Aging Mommy said...

Messy but oh so nice!

Steven Anthony said...

those sound yummy;) love me some peanut butter.

Adoption of Jane said...

haha sounds yummy.. but yeah i can see why its a happy sad thing that the brownie year is almost over. I was a campfire girl and i can't imagine all the work my mom had to put in!

Jen said...

Oh my I bet those are SUPER Yummy!!!! I have such a sweet tooth, I must try these!! I wanted to come by and say thanks for helping me celebrate my SITS day on Monday!!

Erin said...

I have never heard of these cookies & can't wait to try!

Amy said...

that sounds like my cookies.. I hope you enjoyed your time outside.