1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 tbs of vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
3 cups quick oatmeal
Mix butter, milk, cocoa, sugar & vanilla together in a pan. Bring to a boil and boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup peanut butter and 3 cups oatmeal. Mix well and spoon onto wax paper to set.
I usually make these cookies rather small. They are rich, but very good. For Easter, I made them bigger, dipping them out of the pan with a medium size cookie/muffin scoop. Then I took a teaspoon to indent the center for jelly beans.
The recipe was given to me by a special babysitter I had when I was young. I've had this recipe for about 30 years and it's in her own handwriting. Whenever you can get someone to write out a recipe for you, treasure it.