This is a recipe that I have seen more of lately. I first discovered it in 1980. My family loves it.
you will need
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup smooth peanut butter
3 cups quick oats
melt butter, sugar, milk and cocoa in 3 quart saucepan, being careful not to scorch milk.
when mixture comes to a boil, boil for one solid minute, stirring constantly.
remove from heat, add vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal, mixing completely.
quickly drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper about an inch apart. let stay until cooled. try not to eat them all in one sitting!