This recipe contributor got the recipe from church ladies and  "[I] grew up eating these at potlucks. [I] always thought these were better than chocolate fudge."

(1st step ingredients)
2 C sugar
3 T cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
(2nd step ingredients)
1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond or sun butter)
1 t vanilla
3 C quick oats
1. prep either 8X 8 cake pan with parchment paper for bar cookies, or have parchment paper ready for drop cookies
2. Combine 1st step ingredients on stove top medium pot. turn on medium heat, while stirring occasionally, bring to boil
3.Allow to boil 1 minute
4.remove from heat
5. add 2nd step ingredients
6. stir until combined well
7. pour into cake pan or drop by spoonfuls onto parchment