I went to look in my baking pantry, hoping for some inspiration on something I could make with what I had on hand and it hit me -- could I make a different kind of no bake cookie? The wheels were set on motion and I got to work.
My first batch was interrupted by one little toddler who bit the other little toddler. They tasted delicious, but a distraction during the boiling process made for some rock hard cookies, so Mikey and I set to work during Max's rest time today for round two.
Success! These are delicious. Chewy, sweet, a little bit salty, just the right balance of caramel and peanut butter. Did I mention they were a snap to make?
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
4 cups oats
Add butter, white sugar brown sugar, corn syrup and milk to large pot. Bring to boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add peanut butter and stir until smooth. Add in oats. Spoon onto parchment lined baking sheets and refrigerate until cooled. Enjoy!