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Stir your way to crunchy, chocolaty cookies in just minutes -- and without turning the oven on!
In these hot summer months, the thought of turning on the oven to bake cookies isn't on my agenda -- like at all. Actually, if I could grill cookies, maybe I would consider making them (and that's the truth).
Whoever invented the no-bake cookie is a pure genius. Simple pantry ingredients combined in a pot on the stove top and dropped into mounds on a cookie sheet to cool. Of course that is if you can wait that long.
Traditionally, no-bakes have a mixture of oatmeal and coconut, but have you ever thought to try substituting cereal? Like just pick a box of cereal, but maybe leave out the fruity ones, and mix the cereal into the ooey-gooey chocolate cookie base?
Well I did. My cereal of choice? Hershey™'s Cookie 'n' Creme cereal. My husband is a big fan of pretty much anything that has "cookies and cream" in the title and my girls were all thumbs up about the idea, naturally.
These no-bakes are super fun. The texture reminds me of a candy bar that has the puffed rice in it because when the hot chocolate mixture touches the cereal it will soften the cereal a bit. But when you pop them in to the fridge to cool, they’ll harden and hold their shape. They're crazy easy and kids of all ages will love 'em!