“You can’t please everyone all the time.  You aren’t peanut butter.”

I love this recipe because, as is, it’s delicious.  But beyond that, it’s the base just waiting for additional ingredients.  And you don’t have to bake this beauty.  It’s simply a two minute boil for the first four ingredients, adding other exciting ingredients, and dropping your amazing creation by the spoonful onto a foil covered baking sheet.  I skipped the baking sheet and simply placed a large sheet of foil onto my countertop.


1 1/2 cups sugar

4 T cocoa or cacao

1 stick butter

1/2 cup milk

4 cups quick cooking oats

3/4 cup peanut butter

Optional ingredients, which might include chopped nuts, slivered almonds, craisins, raisins, toffee bits …


Bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk to a boil.  Boil for 2 minutes.  You want to make sure the sugar dissolves.  Mix it while it’s boiling.

Take it off the heat the mix in the oatmeal, peanut butter, and any other optional ingredients that might occur to your creative self.  Mix well.

Drop by the spoonful onto a foil covered baking pan.  Allow to cool or call it breakfast and dig in.  Just kidding about the last part.  We don’t want to set a bad example for the kids.  My kids are grown and gone.  Winner!


These are Bites Basics.  Yummy!

Final step – Allow these to dry overnight on the counter unless you have a cat or dog or partner that you can’t trust.  These freeze well and package nicely for a hostess gift.  I think this is going to be one of my holiday go-to recipes!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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