I love baking cookies for my family but on some busy weeks I turn to stove-top (no-bake cookies) recipes to save time. I enjoy making no-bake cookies even more during the hot summer months when I don't want to heat up the house by using an oven.
These No-Bake Chocolate Granola Cookies are really easy-to-prepare and you only need a handful of ingredients to make them. The recipe will make about 2 1/2 dozen round cookies.
|No-Bake Chocolate Granola Cookies|
No-Bake Chocolate Granola Cookies Recipe
1 bag (6 oz.) mini marshmallows
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
4 cups granola cereal
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Tip: Pour the granola cereal into a bowl and mash it up with a potato masher to make smaller clumps. I do this because we don't like big hard clumps in our cookies.
Lay the parchment paper out on your counter. You will be dropping your cookies onto it once they are prepared so that they firm up and don't stick.
In a large saucepan combine together the softened butter and the mini marshmallows over low heat, stirring constantly so that they both melt and blend together. Remove from heat and stir in the smooth peanut butter until blended. Pour in half of the granola cereal, stir and then pour in the other half, stir again. Pour in the chocolate chips, stirring everything until melted and blended together. You need to work quickly so that the cookie mixture isn't hardening up.
Use a tablespoon and drop the cookies onto the parchment paper, spacing them about 1" a part. They do not expand so you can pretty much crowd them together. Let them firm up at room temperature or place them onto a tray and refrigerate until firm. Store cookies in an airtight container.
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