Happy National Oatmeal Day! Today, Oct. 29, we celebrate the wholesome benefits of oatmeal, while yesterday was National Chocolate Day. (We hope you took advantage!) In honor of these delicious days, award-winning South Florida PR firm Durée & Company is sharing interesting nutritional facts about oatmeal and fun facts about chocolate – glorious chocolate. Be sure to check out the recipe at the bottom of this blog, which combines these scrumptious ingredients.
Oatmeal fun facts:
- Reduces cholesterol
- Contains antioxidants
- Beneficial to your cardiovascular system
Chocolate fun facts:
- Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate.
- The world’s largest chocolate bar weighed 12,770 pounds.
- Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.
Combine these two essential nutrients into a wonderful concoction:
Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
- 2 cups granulated white sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1 stick butter
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
- In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Over medium-high heat, bring it to a boil, stirring until the butter melts. Boil for exactly 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and quickly add the peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal and stir to combine.
- Quickly drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper. After they cool and harden, they’ll be ready to eat!
These cookies are easy to make, and adding peanut butter provides that extra protein element that makes chocolate so good. Bon appétit!