Sunday, May 8, 2011

Marshmallow Swirled No-Bakes

Well, it's been a month. I suck. I gotta say while I have been baking (ello- baby- in- belly) I haven't been photographing much. I pretty much get tuckered out from baking- eat one or three of said treats and take a nap. No wonder I've put on some poundage. (but that's for another day) I was looking through photos I had saved on the laptop and came across these- realized I hadn't posted them yet! I'm gonna rectify that situation.

I do love easy treats. Seriously- I like those treats that you can make on a whim with stuff that you always seem to have on hand and they end up looking purdy to boot. First found these @ Sweet Treats and More, they looked most awesome. Enough that when I found them I remember printing off the recipe immediately. Then setting it aside for a while- as the photo is dated a bit later than when I bookmarked the recipe. Another one of those I'm not sure why it took me so long, but in the end I'm glad I made them kind of recipes. I do that often with dinner ones too- looks so awesome, but I'm waiting until the meat goes on sale, or I can't find that specific pepper so I'll wait until I make a trip to a big ole fancy store to look there...I'm wandering here.

Marshmallow Swirled No Bake Cookies
-via Sweet Treats and More

1/2 stick of butter (4T)
1/2 c. milk
2 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbs cocoa (heaping)
1/2 c. peanut butter (creamy is my fav here)
2 1/2-3 c. quick oats
1 c. mini marshmallows

In a medium saucepan, melt butter, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and cocoa.
Bring to a boil and let boil for about 90 seconds (boiling longer will make cookies dry).
Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, then oats. *stir in oats 1 cup at a time to check the consistency- too many = dry crumbly cookies.
Lastly, stir in marshmallows and mix until just combined. If you over-stir you will lose the marshmallow-swirly effect , not cool.
Immediately drop heaping spoonful onto wax paper and let cool.