I apologise in advance for the sickeningly summery sunflowers in the photograph, in my defense I got them as a gift for my birthday and totally wanted to use them before they ended up in the bin.
They look cute though, right?
These cookies are great, especially if you're feeling particularly lazy but are in need of a real chocolate hit.
And these are just the ticket.
They have a crazy rich chocolate flavour with some yummy peanut butter saltiness thrown in for good measure.
They're soft and chewy and well, so easy to make.
No oven time required.
Now I know to most people no-bake cookies are an old idea but for me they're relatively new.
Truthfully after I made these fab cookies I proceeded to google no-bake cookies and up popped millions of different recipes - So not as original as I thought. The internet is littered with these no-bake cookies.
But mine have an extra little something, a rich chocolate glaze.
For the Cookies:
200g / 1 Cup Caster Sugar
4 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Tsp Instant Coffee Powder
113g / 1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Milk
200g / 1 Cup Peanut Butter (Crunchy)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
270g / 3 Cups Porridge Oats
Line a baking tray with greasproof paper.
In a medium sized saucepan gently melt together the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, Coffee powder and milk.
Once the butter has melted fully boil the mixture for roughly 1 minute.
Remove the pan from the heat and beat in the vanilla, peanut butter and the oats until well mixed.
Then using an ice cream scoop (or a spoon if you don't have an ice cream scoop) take scoops of the mixture and place it onto the lined baking tray.
Allow all of the cookies to cool for a minute or so then using the back of a wooden spoon flatten them.
Pop the tray into the fridge while you make the chocolate glaze.
For the Glaze:
64g / 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1-2 Tbsp Milk
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
In a bowl mix together all your ingredients until well combined.
Make sure your glaze is at a drizzling consistency, add a little extra milk if needed.
Then take your cookies out of the fridge and drizzle them with as much or as little chocolate glaze as you like.