No-Bake Cookies Recipe: For Oven-Haters

Holiday cookies are a blessing and a curse. Yes, they’re totes delicious, but when you come back from a week at home with an extra 5lbs hanging out on your ass, you know it wasn’t the ham or lasagna or turkey that did it – it was all the fucking cookies you ate.

The very least we can offer to keep it festive is to get rid of some of those pesky steps for baking … mostly because baking in general sucks (unless you’re talking about THAT baking…).

This recipe combines some of our fav things, like Nutella and alcohol. So, hooray for cookies.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tbsps Ghirardelli (or other fucking good kind) cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup Nutella
  • 1 tsp Kahlua
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats (do NOT buy quick cooking)
  • ½ cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut

Combine butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted together. Bring to a boil, and then cook for about a minute. Add the Nutella, Kahlua, and salt and stir until the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and pour into a bowl with the oats, hazelnuts, and coconut, stirring until totally moistened. This isn’t unlike the granola I already fucking told you how to make.

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drop the cookies by rounded tablespoons. You can flatten them out or leave them looking like little cat turds – it doesn’t matter. They’re fucking delicious and you didn’t have to do much to make them.

Read more: http://www.betcheslovethis.com/article/no-bake-cookies-recipe-for-oven-haters

When You Cover Bacon In Chocolate, This Glorious Snack Happens

How many people do you know who really don’t like bacon? Probably not many.

And you most likely don’t know too many who don’t like chocolate, either. But what if chocolate and bacon joined forces? It might sound insane, but hear me out. You probably love the salty-sweet goodness of chocolate-covered pretzels, right? Well, think about amping up that taste sensation.

I’m already drooling. Someone make these for me, because I’m hopeless in the kitchen.

If you need me, I’ll be living my truth and chowing down.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chocolate-bacon/

Learn to Cook the Perfect Steak With This Simulator

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A research group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology is developing a cooking simulator designed to help anyone prepare the perfect steak. It features a force feedback frying pan and a digital spatula that accurately recreates the sense of cooking.

Amateur cooks can turn the steak and move the pan and to feel a simulated resistance that mimics the weight of the ingredients. The simulator also calculates the heat transfer from the pan to the meat and displays the visible changes that would occur.

See the tool in action in DigInfo‘s video above.

This article originally published at PSFK
here

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/09/04/steak-simulator/