No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies: Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Today, is a big day for me. Not only do I have a presentation in one of my classes on the effects of the National School Lunch Program on childhood obesity, but I also have to help my co-worker give a presentation to a client, EEK. I’m so nervous. I’ve never been to a real presentation before and I have no idea what to expect. Well, I have some idea, but what if they ask me a direct question that I don’t know the answer to? Should I cry and apologize profusely? Or just run screaming from the room? Actually, thanks to the mandatory public speaking class I had to take last year, I don’t really freak out over presentations until right before I have to speak. Then I forget what my name is.


Anyway, the moral of this story was that last night when I should have been studying for my impending exam on Wednesday, or going over both of my presentations, I instead decided to get sucked into the world of Facebook. I really don’t like Facebook that much, actually I really detest it. I find it to be beyond superficial, yet I cannot peel my eyes away from it for even a second. It’s like a car crash; you don’t want to look, but you can’t look away. I’m sure my hatred for all things FB come from the fact that I am not a normal 21-year-old and don’t divulge in the slang-speaking, meme-posting, inappropriate-picture-taking that most people my age enjoy. Such a grandma.


But the real reason why I went on Facebook was that one of my new friends Lauren and I were talking about it on Twitter. Honestly, I love meeting new people and she is such a dear! (Yep, definitely a grandma). I think that’s probably one of the only reasons that I’ll keep mine around, so I can make the acquaintance of new and exciting people, like Lauren, who share in the ridiculous things that I enjoy as she does. And because the world will one day be ruled by Facebook, if it isn’t already. Unless it’s stock prices keep falling, ouch.


Side-side note: cookies. Back to the main, important reason why you clicked on the link that I posted on Facebook, the site that I don’t really enjoy, so that you could read about the next batch of cookies I’ve made. This time, I wanted to throw a curve ball at you, partly because I can, I run this blog, I can say what I want. But also, because when I had made these, the gas was shut off in my apartment, so I bring you: No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, from the always wonderful and entertaining, Jessica at How Sweet It Is!


Now despite the fact that our gas was turned off so we couldn’t use our stove or oven and because all of the food I make requires one of the two, does not show any reflection on how fast these cookies disappeared. Well maybe only a teensie, tiny bit. But in all honestly, I think the batch lasted less than a few hours. They are ridiculously easy to make, set up ridiculously fast, and taste ridiculously amazing. What more could you ask for in a peanut butter cookie??


No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Borrowed for my cookie collection from How Sweet It Is

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup & 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ginger

Combine the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix together. Dough will be on the crumbly side, but continue to mix. Roll to form 1-inch round balls. If dough doesn’t come together enough, add in a bit more peanut butter or corn syrup until it comes together. Place on a flat surface that is small enough to fit in the fridge (I used small baking sheets) and flatten with a fork to create the traditional peanut butter cookie marks.

Melt chocolate in a heat-proof container in the microwave. Heat in 20-second intervals until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted. Drizzle over the cookies. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the chocolate sets up. Then enjoy!


I need these cookies every day of my life. Time to purchase more corn syrup.

One thought on “No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies: Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

  1. Don’t freak over your presentation! I had one last night and honestly, if you get a question you can’t answer just bravely respond with the facts you know that relate to the question. Somehow that helps me come up with a quasi-acceptable response lol.

    See now I’d just cry if they turned my cooking gas off. I’m still a little touchy about that after Hurricane Sandy, and I probably would’ve went, bought, and inhaled a box of oreos. Good for you for finding a no-bake recipe! Super neat idea 🙂

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