We do a lot of visiting to homes as we serve here in Japan. I like to take a little treat when we go. I love making these into little balls so they look more like little pieces of chocolate candy and keep them in a plastic container in the fridge. Then we’re headed out on visits, I can put several in a pretty little bag and it makes a nice, little gift.
Lay out parchment paper or waxed paper on a countertop or table.
In a mixing bowl, put:
3 cups oatmeal
¼ cup cocoa
½ cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine in a saucepan:
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup butter
½ cup milk
Heat until boiling. Boil for 1 minute. If it’s a humid day, boil a bit longer.
Pour the boiling liquid over the oatmeal mixture, melting the peanut butter. Stir well.
As soon as it’s cool enough, roll little balls in your hands and put them on the parchment to set up.