2 ⅔ cups uncooked “quick 1-minute” oats
⅓ cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1 jar Handsome Carver’s Chocolate Peanut Spread
1 stick butter
½ cup milk (2% fat)
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ to 1 cup chopped nuts to taste (optional)
Cut butter into 4 pieces and melt in a 2 ½ to 3 quart saucepan. Add sugar, milk and salt to butter. Raise heat to medium high. Stir and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
Remove saucepan from heat and, working quickly, stir in Handsome Carver’s Chocolate Peanut Spread until melted and completely incorporated. Stir in vanilla and oats and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Drop by tablespoon onto wax paper. Let stand at room temperature until firm, about 30 minutes.
Makes about 2 to 2 ½ dozen cookies.