Protein-packed natural peanut butter and oats form the base of these chewy retro treats drizzled with dark chocolate. They're delicious, gluten-free, and best of all, super easy to make.

Martha Stewart Living, September 1999

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Makes about 18
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring brown sugar, milk, and butter to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute, then remove from heat. Stir in oats, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt until well combined. Transfer dough to a small heatproof bowl.

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  • Drop level tablespoons of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, pressing down slightly. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature until cool and set, at least 1 hour. Drizzle with chocolate; refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 5 minutes. Cookies can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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Reviews (17)

42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2019
I was about a tsp shy on unsalted butter, so I compensated with coconut oil. then I added 1/3 cup shredded coconut to the oats. I opted out of chocolate drizzle.
Rating: Unrated
03/26/2012
I agree about the inability to get them to hold together. I also used natural peanut butter, but I use it for my peanut butter cookies without a problem. I'm going to try to salvage this by adding more peanut butter. It seems to me the oats are the problem. Not going to waste time & ingredients again.
Rating: Unrated
07/23/2011
Was this recipe tested? I followed it to the letter and it w ould not stick together, it was way too dry. I had to add more butter and honey to get them to form a shape. Even with the added honey they are not very sweet. Perhaps because I used natural peanut butter.
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Rating: Unrated
05/24/2011
I did a calculation using the exact ingredients above and for 40 " logs". They each contain 89 calories per log, with 5.1 g of fat, 1.6 g saturated fats, 3.4 g cholesterol, 8.2 g of carbs, 3.3 g of sugar, 1.1 g of fiber and 3.7 g of protein. Lastly, 43.7 mg sodium using unsalted butter. I think this is very accurate, but if anyone calculates it differently, then please feel free to add your post.
Rating: Unrated
05/24/2011
Is there an alternative to "baking the oats" that doesn't involve baking? Would love to forward this to my condo-living friends :-)
Rating: Unrated
05/24/2011
Excellent recipe! To those of you that complained about the baking instructions... The only thing that was baked was the oats, not the cookies.
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Rating: Unrated
05/23/2011
Is there a recipe for the other cookies on the plate?
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05/23/2011
I SURE wish we could get nutritional values on all the recipes. Would be critical to know the fats, cholesterol, sugar content for example; much less the calories. Still asking for this...
Rating: Unrated
07/27/2010
The oats may also be toasted in a cast iron skillet on the stove top, if you don't want to use the oven at all.
Rating: Unrated
12/18/2009
My logs won't hold together. What can I add to save this recipe?
Rating: Unrated
09/13/2009
I absolutely love these cookies ... I was skeptical while I was making them that they would be flavorful, but they are so, so delicious. They are also a great cookie to make when it's too hot to turn the oven on. Serve with a little vanilla ice cream and it's a great after-dinner treat.
Rating: Unrated
08/22/2009
Is there any possibility of adding a list describing how many calories are in the cookies?
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07/15/2009
These were really bland! Nothing exciting...I guess I was expecting something similar to a "Buckeye" and these are not it. Maybe you could add some powder sugar to sweeten them up?? More salty than sweet.
Rating: Unrated
07/01/2009
Never did it say bake the entire cookie. It simply said to toast the oatmeal in the oven. This recipe sounds delicious and I will be trying it soon. I love simple and delicious recipes with my busy schedule. Thanks Martha ! ! ! !
Rating: Unrated
06/26/2009
Doesn't oven free; its a no bake cooke - meaning you dont have to bake the actual cookie
Rating: Unrated
06/26/2009
Doesn't say oven free; is No bake - meaning the actually cookie is not baked.
Rating: Unrated
06/26/2009
How is this oven free when the 1st instruction is heat the oven?
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