No-Bake Cookie Truffles
I hope you don't mind, but I reinvented No-Bake Cookies yesterday and turned it into something I'm pretty proud of. A No-Bake Cookie Truffle! I'm not only proud of it, I'm happy to give you a final report of how fabulously rich and oh, so tasty these lil candies are. Fair warning, you'll want to eat more...don't! One's enough, promise! Maybe two, but that's stretching it a bit.
2 Cups Sugar
1/4 Cup of Margarine or Butter (I use Smart Balance Buttery Sticks)
1/2 Cup Milk (I used 2%)
1 Cup Peanut Butter (I used Skippy Natural)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 Cups of Rolled Oats (tested with Old Fashioned)
1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
For Melted Chocolate Coating:
1 Bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Tbls Shortening
Lay parchment paper over a cookie sheet or other large tray. Mix sugar, margarine, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let cook for two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir. Add rolled oats and 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir. Drop cookies onto paper using a formed spoon like one in photo (or a small sized ice cream scoop). You could also roll with your (clean) hands if you don't have either of these, but you have to work fast. Allow to set until firm. You may have crumbs left in the pan and that's okay, just don't discard...we will use the crumbs later. It is perfectly fine to eat these, as is. But this recipe is for truffles, so read on.
It's now time to take a regular No-Bake Cookie. Lay another clean piece of parchment paper over a cookie sheet or tray. After your cookie has hardened and is firm. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave for a minute. Stir and cook in 30 second intervals until melted and will stir smooth. Shake un-dipped cookies a bit if there is loose oats. Dip cookies into chocolate mixture and place on clean parchment paper (use a fork so excess chocolate falls through the prongs). While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle your no-bake crumbs over top. Place tray in fridge until set. See our ideas page for a way to turn these truffles into a blessing and encouragement to others.