Dessert alert! Dessert alert! This is your official warning! I can chill.
Okay, you guys. It’s like, a pudding thing. A granola, chocolate-y, peanut butter pudding thing. I have no idea. It was one night earlier this summer when I was craving something sweet but not obnoxious. Something with texture but not stupid. Something that took less than zero time and only used pantry staples because I have the patience of a toddler hummingbird. I’m fine, why do you ask?
And this is what we giddily landed on.
La-heeeeeet us peepeth.
The oats are one-minute. The peanut butter is crunchy. The milk is 2%. The chips are semi-sweet.
We’ll just grab a lil’ saucepan and over a medium-low heat we’ll warm the oats, milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter, sugar and a pinch of salt. Nothing aggressive. We just want smooth and cozy because it’s one hundred fifty thousand million degrees outside and this is what we need.
Then we’ll pour it into a small baking dish. And I mean small. Mine is a thrifted 6×4 ceramic cutie, but honestly, two ramekins would work great! Let’s sprinkle on those chocolate chips. Super simple.
I would NOT recommend broiling this. Don’t ask, just trust. Let’s bake it for about ten minutes at 400 and let the chips warm and melt just a teeny tad. This is nothing fancy. We’re in it for pure soul joy, okay?
It is absolute chocolate bliss scrumptiousness. The kids lost their minds and ate the entire thing before I could even get in a third bite. The peanut butter adds depth, the oats add texture, but it still has this rich pudding essence that is to die for. This is going to be that dessert that satisfies in an instant because it took 15 minutes from top to bottom, including the baking. Zero pretentious attitude, pure comfort. It will give you what you need in that very moment, this is can assure you.
Get your life in this tonight.
Add a little cayenne pepper for an Aztec flair, I dare ya!
All messes fully appreciated.