Tuesday, May 13, 2014

No-Bake Single Serve Chocolate Drop Cookies

I love TV.

 

Can we just establish that? Because I feel like I don't talk about it enough here, and I know it's super cool to not have a TV, or cable, and pretend you don't watch it and all, but I do. Oh, I do.

Not only is the programming increasingly more innovative and exciting than movies (especially when it comes to roles for women -- ahem) but on a significantly less high-brow note, I love being able to yell at pretend people doing pretend things while hanging out with my boyfriend. What can I say? I love stories, whether they come on my kindle, a secret whispered at a party, or a carefully crafted plot on the small screen. No TV or pop culture shame here.


And no snack shame either, because when you're in the middle of marathoning Parks and Rec and Netflix starts its countdown to the next episode and you realize that your chip bag is empty, you have to act fast.

I developed this recipe to be so quick you can make it in a commercial break, or for you non-TV watchers, a coffee break from crafts or something.

This recipe makes about 2 cookies, but it can be easily scaled up to make more. Seriously -- I've made at least a dozen following the Rule of Just Adding More. If you want more variety, you can always sub in some nuts, coconut, dried fruit, cocoa nibs, sprinkles, or whatever your heart desires.

Now, if you want to chat TV, what are you currently watching? We're into The Voice, Hart of Dixie, Parks and Rec, New Girl, About a Boy, and we're eyeing Scandal.



No-Bake Single Serve Chocolate Drop Cookies
Leanne Bakes

Ingredients
2-3 tablespoons chocolate chips
1 tablespoon peanut butter (I use natural peanut butter, but you can sub any other nut or sunflower butter)
2 tablespoons instant oats
1/4 cup cereal (Krispex, Cherrios, Rice Krispies. I've used them all!)

Directions

Combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small bowl and microwave on half power in 30 second increments until melted. Stir until smooth. Add in the oats and cereal and stir until well combined, adding more stuff if you want.

Use an ice cream scoop or two spoons to drop 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture on parchment paper, foil, or a plate. Pop in the freezer for about a minute to harden. Eat!


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