No-Bake Cookies

No-Bake Cookies

Made with butterscotch chips, crunchy peanut butter, peanuts, and crispy rice cereal (Special K cereal or Rice Krispies).

So, I was craving the taste of something sweet and I started thinking of these no-bake cookies.  I’ve made and posted about this particular cookie before—but, oh, how I had to make them another go round.

These took all of five minutes to make.  The time-consuming part was sitting around the house waiting for them to harden enough so I could pick them up.

Naturally, I’m impatient when I’m hungry and had to have one straight away.  So I had no choice but to use a fork to eat the last one I was scraping from the pan.  That bad boy never even made it to the cookie sheet.

Have a little more class than I did, folks, and just wait for the hardening process to take effect.

Recipe for—Special K No-Bake Cookies

1 pkg (11 oz) butterscotch chips
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
2/3 cup peanuts
3 cups Special K cereal

Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a saucepan over low heat.
Stir until melted.

Mix in peanuts and cereal and stir until coated with mixture.
Spoon out into individual cookies onto a cookie sheet covered with wax or parchment paper.
Let sit an hour or longer until hardened.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, spend five minutes making any variety of assorted no-bake cookies.  The best part is you don’t have to bake them.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  It’s always better to wait for the cookie hardening process to take effect so you’re not holding a saucepan to your face while you scrape the last bits of cookie gump into your mouth.  It’s not a good look.

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52 thoughts on “No-Bake Cookies

  1. I’ve made something like this before but instead of the butterscotch I used dried fruits and instead of peanuts I used toasted almond nuts, its a healthier version but I’m sure yours is yummier 🙂

  2. A childhood favorite of mine which I haven’t made in years! Thanks for the sweet memories 🙂 Does your recipe use plain peanuts or Spanish peanuts? My family always used the Spanish peanuts (red skinned ones) when making these for some reason.

  3. Ooooh delicious and easy, and butterscotch – who could ask for more? Awesome! Btw did you know peanut butter mixed with honey makes excellent, creamy butterscotch? Try it! Xoxoxo ;^)

  4. Aaaaagh these sound delicious. It reminds me of my friend’s mom who used to make butterscotch or peanut butter rice crispie treats. This is even easier, I think? 😀 I think I’d stick them in the fridge or freezer to harden them faster! I have no shame! Yum.

  5. I’d rather have butterscotch than chocolate. How does the peanut butter go with the butterscotch? Have you tried the peanut butter powder? Interesting to mix it with other things.

    1. I love the peanut butter with the butterscotch. I actually added a little more peanut butter in the mix so it wouldn’t have an overpowering butterscotch taste. Never heard of the powder before.

      1. It’s called PB2, and is made in Tifton, Georgia, which is probably “Peanut Country” personified. It is a very fine powder, so doesn’t make things grainy. I put it in my cooked cereal sometimes, and in rice pudding. Would be good in chocolate pudding, too, probably, but I haven’t tried that.

  6. The scraping and eating sounds too much like me to be avoided. Butterscotch chips are hard to come by here but these sound good enough to actually make the effort to find some.

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