Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Cookie Recipe #179 - Peanut and Raisin Squares
Several flavors and textures are enjoyed when taking a bite of today's cookie. Salty and crunchy peanuts, chewy oatmeal, sweet raisins, then topped with a layer of toasted coconut leaves you with a pleasant mouthful. The best part is no oven is needed!
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup peanuts (I used dry roasted), 1 1/2 cups oatmeal, 3 cups raisins, 3/4 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy, 1 cup toasted shredded coconut(optional).
Instructions: Toast 1 cup shredded coconut in a pan on top of the stove, stirring constantly, over medium high heat, until mostly browned; allow to cool(optional).
In food processor, grind peanuts. Add oatmeal, raisins and peanut butter; process until well combined. Pour mixture into a 13x9-inch pan spreading evenly. Sprinkle toasted coconut over top, if using. Cover with plastic and chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator. Cut into 2-inch squares.