1 1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
a pinch of salt
3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (smooth peanut butter is a mortal sin around this house!)
1 tsp vanilla
Place sugar, cocoa, butter, milk, and salt in a large, microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes. Stir until just combined. Microwave, again, on high for 3 1/2 minutes.
Add oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until just combined.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto wax paper and allow to cool. You will have chocolaty, chewy deliciousness faster if you allow them to cool in the fridge! :)
I have found the secret to perfect no bakes, lies partly in not stirring too much. If you over stir, you will end up with dry, chalky cookies. :P You don't want that. So stir just until combined and everything that should be melted is, in fact, melted. And then STOP!
Don't forget to leave yourself some of the chocolaty, oaty goodness in the bowl to enjoy warm, away from the kids in a locked room! :D Enjoy!