Monday, February 20, 2012

The Boat Galley: Ovenless Sweet Treats

The Boat Galley author Carolyn Shearlock shares an easy-to-prepare recipe that will make your mouth water...

Guest blog by Carolyn Shearlock
Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley, appears weekly on the Daily Boater with tips for getting the most out of your boat's kitchen.

Ever wish you could just whip up a bit of chocolate-y goodness on the boat but haven’t quite figured out a way to do it without an oven... and with ingredients that are easy to carry on board?

Whether as an evening treat as you’re star-gazing at anchor or an afternoon snack on an active day, these Chocolate-Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies are delicious, take only 10 minutes, require just one burner on the stove and have several variations!

Chocolate-Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes about 1 dozen cookies (depending on size)

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter OR margarine
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4 cup milk OR water
2 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy; optional)
1 1/2 cups oatmeal (instant or quick cooking are best, but you can use old-fashioned)

Mix all ingredients EXCEPT oatmeal in saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil 3 minutes. Remove from fire and stir in oatmeal.

For “cookies” – drop onto waxed paper or aluminum foil coated with cooking spray.

For “bars” – line a pan (I use an 7” frying pan) with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Put mixture into the pan and press it down. Cut into bars when cool.

Variation: If you don’t have oatmeal, you can use corn flakes or Rice Krispies or any similar cereal.

Carolyn Shearlock is author of The Boat Galley, with over 250 FREE articles to get the most out of your boat kitchen with galley tips, insights & equipment recommendations. A few recipes, too – plus an active Facebook community to ask questions and share tips with other readers!


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