Dark Dream Bites
Contributor’s Note: These are no-bake cookies, aka refrigerator cookies.
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons good quality black or dark cocoa powder
- ½ cup milk
- 8 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 3 cups quick oatmeal
- 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1 cup chocolate chips
In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa and milk until it is well mixed. Heat on a medium heat, gradually adding the butter until it’s fully melted.
Bring the mixture to a boil for 1-½ minutes, no more, no less.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and peanut butter. Stir well.
Add the 3 cups quick oats (1 cup at a time) and then the coarsely chopped pecans.
At the last minute, add 1 cup dark chocolate chips.
Using two spoons, place golf-ball size amounts on aluminum foil or parchment paper, and let cool.