Oven-Shy Cookies Recipe

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"There's no need to shy away from these sweet crispy snacks, because they're a snap to stir up on the stovetop," comments Charla Sackmann of Glidden, Iowa. "Our three children can't get enough of the chewy treats."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:39 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 39 servings


  • 1 package (1 pound) marshmallows
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 can (12 ounces) salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 148 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a saucepan over low heat, cook and stir marshmallows, chips and butter until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in cereal and peanuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; cool. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Oven-Shy Cookies in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p41

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