No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are always a hit! Made with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and oats, these no bake cookies are a classic recipe that is great for any occasion.

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe for Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies, is one that I have made more times than I can count. And this is a recipe that was passed on from my mother-in-law, one that she made for every holiday, and so I carried on with the tradition.

Even though they aren’t a fancy cookie, they are always a hit! They are great for potlucks, bake sales, picnics, cook outs, and great to add to your Christmas dessert table too!

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

No bake cookies are one of the simplest cookie recipes to make and one that I started making with my own sons early as well. There are just a few tricks to making sure that they come out perfect every time.

I love how easy they are to make.  It only takes about 15-20 minutes to make these, then all you have to do is wait for them to cool. You might have to smack a few hands away because these cookies are very tempting when they are warm, soft and gooey!

Recipe for No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

You will need simple ingredients for this recipe for no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies, and I bet you have all of them in your pantry!

Recipe for No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients you will need:

  • Sugar -white granulated
  • Baking Cocoa Powder – unsweetened
  • Milk – any kind will work, I use 2%
  • Butter – real unsalted butter is best
  • Oatmeal – this time I used Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats, you can easily use regular oats, however I do prefer quick cooking oats the best
  • Peanut Butter – smooth is best for this recipe, I used organic no stir peanut butter
  • Vanilla Extract – pure vanilla extract is the best to use for this recipe

Baker’s Tip #1: Have all your ingredients measured and ready to use. This recipe moves quickly and having everything ready is key.

Baker’s Tip #2: Have the cookie sheet or parchment paper ready, as well as a spoon and knife, or cookie dough scoop

Baker’s Tip #3: Using Gluten-Free Oats is fine (that is what I used this time) I would suggest quick cooking though

Baker’s Tip #4: If you can grab a helper to scoop the cookies, that is a big help as they cool quickly

Baker’s Tip #5: Don’t boil the mixture too long, or the cookies will be too dry. The recipe calls for 2 minutes boiling, it’s best to start the timer when the mixture just begins to bubble, don’t wait until it’s in full boil.

Baker’s Tip #6: Be sure to store the cookies in an airtight container, they can easily dry out and get too hard.

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder.
  2. Add the milk and butter and stir to combine
  3. In a large bowl, add the oats
  4. Measure the peanut butter and have it ready to use
  5. Set out the vanilla extract and measuring spoon
  6. Heat the sugar mixture on the stove over medium heat, stirring constantly
  7. When mixture begins to bubble slightly, set timer for 2 minutes
  8. Continue to stir until the timer goes off
  9. Immediately add mixture to oats, stir slightly
  10. Add peanut butter and vanilla, stir just until combined
  11. Working quickly, scoop cookies onto a cookie sheet or parchment paper
  12. Let cool. Store in airtight container.

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No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen

Description

These classic no bake cookies are a hit with everyone!


Ingredients

2 cups sugar – white granulated

1/3 cup baking cocoa powder, unsweetened

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, unsalted

3 cups oats, quick cooking – gluten-free oats are fine to use

1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Instructions

In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder.

Add the milk and butter and stir to combine

In a large bowl, add the oats

Measure the peanut butter and have it ready to use

Set out the vanilla extract and measuring spoon

Heat the sugar mixture on stove over medium heat, stirring constantly

When mixture begins to boil slightly, set timer for 2 minutes

Continue to stir until the timer goes off

Immediately add mixture to oats, stir slightly

Add peanut butter and vanilla, stir just until combined

Working quickly, scoop cookies onto cookie sheet or parchment paper

Let cool. Store in airtight container.

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