Electricity Free Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

In the avalanche of no-cook, emergency-pantry recipes submitted last fall for Kohler Generators “Dine in the Dark” sweepstakes, one favorite kept coming up again and again: peanut butter!

Or should we say peanut butter &? Here’s a list of some of the inventive “recipes” for peanut butter fun:

  • Peanut butter on crackers
  • Peanut butter s’mores
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwiches
  • Peanut butter and bananas drizzled with honey on flour tortillas
  • Peanut butter and jelly or jam (PB&J) on bread (white, wheat, rye, crackers)
  • Peanut butter and coconut on crackers
  • Peanut butter and honey, with special “assembly instructions”:
  • Add honey to one piece of bread.
  • Peanut butter to the other.
  • Squish the two together and enjoy!
  • Peanut butter and butter sandwiches
  • Peanut butter and sunflower seed sandwiches
  • Peanut butter by the spoonful
  • Peanut butter spiced with red pepper and garlic
  • Peanut butter spread on pieces of dark chocolate
  • Peanut butter and apple slices and dark chocolate sandwiches
  • Peanut butter and chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter on apples with cinnamon
  • Peanut butter and cinnamon, with a sprinkle of sugar sandwiches
  • Peanut butter and allspice
  • Peanut butter, cashews and cereal “energy balls”

If you’re just not into peanut butter, you might want to try an alternative:

  • Nutella and banana sandwiches
  • Almond butter and jam sandwiches

And let’s finish off the list with a recipe! April G. and Jessica D. submitted virtually identical recipes.

 

THE RECIPE

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

Preparation time: about 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 8 graham cracker squares, finely ground (use a plastic bag and a rolling pin)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoon honey, plus 2 teaspoons
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened coconut

Directions:

Combine ground graham crackers, raisins, peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Pat into 16 cookies and press lightly in coconut.

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