The first part of this recipe is a commentary from the person who posted this recipe on dowehavetoeatthis.blogspot.com:
I'm sure that many of you have mastered The Art of The No Bake Cookie but, until Friday I had not! I finally figured it out! For some reason mine always turned out crumbly and I was always frustrated because I wanted yummy ones and mine never were! Well, I think I've got it! I read somewhere online that if you don't boil them for the EXACT time that the recipe calls for you will not get good results. Well, here is the recipe:
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 cup extra crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick oats
Lay out foil or wax paper BEFORE you make the cookies.
Combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a heavy boil for exactly one minute. Remove from heat.
Add the vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal; stir well to mix up all the ingredients and plop spoon sized amounts onto foil or wax paper and let cool.
The key to making these set right is to boil them for one minute exactly. You start counting the minute once the mixture comes to a ROLLING BOIL. Use a clock with a second hand or a digital with a stop watch for accuracy.
If they never really get firm, then you didn't boil them long enough.
If they get too crumbly, then you boiled them too long. Adjust accordingly the next time you make them.
No bake cookies have been a Magnusson favorite to make and eat through the years . I thought I'd post this recipe from the Christensen/Finaly recipe blog because I like the commentary that went along with it.