No-Bake PB Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ahh, the perfect on-the-go treat. These little guys only take 15 minutes to make, start to finish! They're great if you don't have a lot of ingredients around and there is absolutely no need to turn on your oven. Awesome, right?! Another thing I love about this recipe is that you don't have to have chocolate chips on hand. For me it seems like I always think I have chocolate chips on hand when in reality I don't... wishful thinking perhaps? However, you can substitute the cocoa powder for them if you really want to. Anyway, I'm really glad I made these and that they tuned to be so tasty! I'm always looking for yummy no-bake recipes and this one is definitely a keeper.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
4 tbsp. (¼ stick) butter
¾ c. sugar
¼ c. milk
2 tbsp. cocoa powder (natural or Dutch process)
¼ c. peanut butter, heaping
1½ c. quick cooking oats
¼ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. vanilla

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add salt and sugar, cook for 2-3 minutes or until sugar has dissolved (for the most part).
2. Add milk and cocoa powder, whisk until smooth. Bring mixture to a low simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour in vanilla. Then add peanut butter. Mix until smooth. Add oats and mix until completely coated with the peanut butter chocolate mixture.
3. Using a small cookie scoop, place balls of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Pat down with the palm of your hand to flatten (if desired). Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until cookies are set.
Adapted from Morgan Moore, Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies | Makes approximately 12 cookies


  1. Woah! Freaky! We seriously just made these to take on our road trip with us last week! Aren't they just the best? Mine weren't as perfect as yours though :) We love to use old-fashioned oats in ours.

  2. I've been addicted to no-bakes since I was a kid, I think it's all the chocolate!

  3. I just made these tonight, soooooo easy and sooooo yummy! Thanks so much for the recipe :)

  4. It says 4 Tablespoons of butter or 1/4 stick ..... That is wrong!! 4 Tablespoons of butter is 1/2 stick!! Just in case some aren't familiar with baking and measurements!


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