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Creamy and Dreamy

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You can keep your whipped cream, your strawberries, your chocolate syrup and chocolate body paint. Just give me peanut butter — creamy* peanut butter because creamy peanut butter is sexy. In my novel For Your Eyes Only, peanut butter has a starring role. A dinner scene, a crime scene, a love scene, Peanut butter is everywhere.

For Your Eyes Only was my tribute to peanut butter.

As much as I love peanut butter, peanut butter loves its companion, chocolate. Chocolate and peanut butter go hand and hand, and from hand to mouth so well. The best thing about this Eat Me is there is no baking involved. So, if you’re pressed for time THESE are the cookies for me — I mean for you.

NO BAKE Peanut butter-n-chocolate Cookies

1 ¾ cups sugar

4 Tbsp cocoa powder

½ cup butter

½ cup milk

 

1 cup peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups quick cooking oatmeal

Waxed paper

 

In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute.

Add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal.

Drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cool until hardened.

*Crunchy peanut butter is not sexy because you have to stop and chew.