Cheater No Bake Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars/Cheater No Bake Breakfast Blobs, er, Cookies

Makes 9x13 pan or 8 long bars or 12 store-bought sized bars

Prep and cook time: 5 minutes (though to be fair, these do have to set up for about 10 minutes in the fridge)

Cost: $1.35 for 12 bars (that's .11 per bar)

(choc. chips: .45, PB: .45, milk: .08, oats: .27, and a few more Tbsp chocolate chips: .10)

Melt in microwave, stirring or whisking at 20 second intervals:

1/2 C chocolate chips

1/2 C peanut butter

1/2 C milk (can be dairy or a non-dairy variety)

To this add and stir inĀ :

1 splash of vanilla if you remember it (let's say 1/2 tsp)

1 Tbsp sugar (or agave or raw sugar or honey). You can skip the sugar if you wish. You can also add more if you want a sweeter bar.

To this add and stir in:

3 C oats (I use quick) or 2 C oats and 1 C coconut, flax seed, nuts, berries, etc)

You're going to have a thick "dough" that looks like no bake cookie "dough." It should start to ball together as you mix.

Blob it onto a plate or into an open mouth if one happens to come near you begging for food. They firm up really fast, but can be eaten easily even when they're not quite firm (that's how we had them).

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