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Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Chocolate No Bake Cookies are a delicious and easy bakeless cookie. All the ingredients are cooked together on the stove top and then dropped by the spoonful into fudgy oatmeal cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy no bake cookies, no bake oatmeal cookies, peanut butter no bake cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 30 cookies


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter salted or unsalted
  • 1/2 cup milk any kind
  • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • This recipe goes fast and you want to be ready for the next step before you get there!
    Prep and measure all your ingredients so they are ready to go.
    Prep two baking sheets lined with parchment paper and the spoon or scoop you will drop the cookies with.
  • In a large pot over medium/medium-high heat bring 1 stick of butter, 2 cups of sugar, and 1/2 cup of milk to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in the 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 tsp vanilla, and 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats.
    Stir just until everything is mixed together.
  • QUICKLY drop the hot chocolate/oat mixture by the spoonful onto the parchment paper. It will slightly spread and then harden.
    (do this step quickly bc the mixture will set up FAST and you want to have all the cookies dropped before it sets!!!)
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes and they are ready to eat.
    Store at room temp. for up to 5 days.