In this day and age of the food networks hyping that you need to do fresh this and fresh that, some people have come to put down convenience foods. I am not one of those people. Ordinary people like me depend on convenience foods to put a good meal on the table, and there's nothing wrong with them. Those tv chefs are food snobs on camera, who probably chow down on all this 'bad' stuff they put down, when not on camera.
Now as to the caramel and peanut butter components of this recipe, I do go for name brands.
Hershey's caramel syrup,
Skippy creamy peanut butter.
Those are very important to the flavor of this. Using them, you can transform ordinary microwave oatmeal into something very yummy. So on to the recipe.
Caramel, peanut butter oatmeal
1 package of microwavable oatmeal, maple brown sugar flavor
Hershey's caramel syrup
Skippy creamy peanut butter
Take a microwave safe bowl and empty the contents of the oatmeal package in it. Add the water as listed on the packet. The ones I get say 2/3 cup of water. Stir, then put a 2-3 tablespoon size dollop of peanut butter into the middle of the bowl. Microwave as called for on the package; mine calls for 1 minute and 30 seconds. When you take it out of the microwave, give it a good stir, blending the melted peanut butter throughout the oatmeal. Then, drizzle over some of the caramel syrup, however much you like. Eat and enjoy.
If you wanted, you could also use chocolate syrup in this too. I use caramel because I can't have chocolate due to the caffeine in it.
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