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Easy No Bake Cookies

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These Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bake Cookies are a childhood favorite of mine. These easy no-bake cookies are made with no flour and no eggs and only a 15 minute prep!

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Easy No Bake Cookies

This is by far the BEST No-Bake Cookies recipe and only requires a few simple ingredients Loaded with peanut butter, oats, and cocoa powder, these cookies are perfect for a super simple dessert!

We love making no-bake treats like our popular No-Bake Krispies, Peanut Butter Balls, Chocolate Coconut Balls, No Bake Reese’s Fudge, and Oreo Balls.

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Oats: The texture is way better using quick oats compared to old fashioned oats. However, you can use either one.
  • Butter: I normally use unsalted butter in recipes, but in this one I use salted butter. If you do not have salted butter on hand, you can use unsalted and then add in 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Milk: Whole milk or 2% is recommended.
  • Peanut Butter: You can use crunchy or cream for this recipe. However, I do not recommend using natural peanut butter.
  • Sugar: Granulated
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Vanilla Extract

No Bake Cookies on parchment paper

How To Make No Bake Cookies

To start, you’ll melt the butter with sugar, milk, and cocoa powder.  Once the mixture is melted down, you’ll bring it to a boil and allow it to boil for one minute.

This is VERY IMPORTANT, set a timer for exactly 60 seconds once the mixture starts to boil.  If you boil too long, the no-bake cookies will turn out too dry and if you don’t boil it long enough they won’t set well.

Once the 60 seconds is up, you’ll stir in the peanut butter, vanilla extract, and quick oats.

Drop by two Tablespoons of the mixture onto parchment or wax paper to let set.

Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Can You Use Old Fashioned Oats Instead Of Instant Oats?

Yes! You can use either one and it’s fine. However, the texture is not as good with old fashioned oats.

Can You Freeze No Bake Cookies?

Yes!Place the cooled cookies in a freezer bag, seal out the air, and store in the freezer. Allow to thaw…or eat them frozen.

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Tips For The Best No Bake Cookie Recipe:

  • Make sure the mixture comes to a complete boil before counting down your minute of cook time on the stove.
  • Quick oats are much better in this recipe. If you use old fashioned oats, the cookies aren’t as soft and they won’t set the same.
  • Cream peanut butter works the best. If you only have crunchy, add a couple of tablespoons more.
  • Natural peanut butter is not the best to use in this recipe. Too much oil.
  • Use real butter.
Chocolate No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Published By Jill
This Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bake Cookie recipe is a childhood favorite of mine. These easy no-bake cookies are made with no flour and no eggs and a 15 minute prep!
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 28
Calories 151 kcal


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Pull out 2 sheets of parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  • Combine butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until butter is completely melted.
  • Increase heat to medium and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Continue to stir the mixture for several seconds.
  • Add peanut butter and vanilla extract, stirring until peanut butter is completely melted and combined. Add the quick oats and stir until fully coated.
  • Drop the no bake cookie mixture by approximately -2 Tablespoons onto the parchment paper. Allow to cool and set (approximately 20-30 minutes) before serving.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.


Serving: 28gCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 60mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 108IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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Easy No Bake Cookies with Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal

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I love coconut!!  Will you share your recipe?  Please!

Please ahare the coconut recipe?!  Sounds good!!

These are now my favorite cookies! 5 stars

Has anyone ever used Special Dark Cocoa in this recipe?

I want to make these no bake cookies.

Can I use Nutella or Almond butter instead of peanut butter? I am allergic to peanuts.

I put mine in a 10×13 pan and slice them. I don’t have a lot of kitchen space.

Childhood favorite. However, I would have to say old-fashioned oats is the only way to go. And keeping them in the freezer and eating them frozen makes them even better!5 stars

We like the old fashioned a little better too! Though I never turn down the other…‍♀️

I put shredded coconut(to taste) in it also.. Very tasty.!!

In the pictures you can see peanuts are the extra

I’m excited to start trying these recipes

I love these no-bakes!  Problem is, when I make them, I eat way too many! 😉5 stars


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