These cookies are a relatively affordable treat to build.
These can be made with or without peanut butter but I have found that the addition of peanut butter adds a savory dimension plus the added protein is a good boost .
In saucepan heat on low 4 Tablespoons of butter and 1/4 cup of milk. Carefully heat this mixture without scorching.
When the butter is melted stir in with whisk, 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder.
When the chocolate is blended add 1 cup of sugar.
Heat this mixture without burning until it begins to boil.
Simmer for 1 minute, remove from heat add to this 1 1/2 cup of minute oats, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
Stir this mixture until it stiffens enough to make gloppy cookies when dropped onto aluminum foil.
Let cool. Consume.
Making granola is easy and tastier than their premade counterparts.
The following recipe is not hard as a rock and does not contain corn syrup which is hard to avoid in virtually all food sold in the US.
In a bowl stir together:
1 1/2 cups of steel cut oats (not instant or minute)
1 1/2 cups of crispy rice cereal
4 T flax seed flour (optional)
Use some butter to grease a pan you intend to use for the finished granola.
In a saucepan set on low melt:
3 T butter
3/4 cup to 1 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
Be cautious not to scorch mixture, basically melt these ingredients.
Add the grains to peanut butter mix and stir around.
Press granola into pan add some chocolate chip pieces into the top.
Refrigerated for at least an hour before eating.
Usually keep these refrigerated but they do fine without.
Adding some nuts to the mix would be tasty as well.