Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe

No Bake Cookies Recipe – These simple chocolate no bake cookies make a perfect sweet treat. Made with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and oats, these no bake cookies are always a favorite.

No Bake Cookies Recipe - These simple chocolate no bake cookies make a perfect sweet treat. Made with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and oats, these no bake cookies are always a favorite. // addapinch.com

These classic chocolate no bake cookies have been one of my favorite sweet treats since I was a little girl. I remember standing as close as possible at the stove when Mama would make these, just so I could help in any way possible. From pouring in the oats, to carefully stirring as I got a little older. And then, when they were ready to drop onto the parchment paper, I was always eager to have that job!

No Bake Cookies Recipe - These simple chocolate no bake cookies make a perfect sweet treat. Made with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and oats, these no bake cookies are always a favorite. // addapinch.com

I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved that my sister gave me the recipe for these cookies along with a saucepan and rolls of parchment paper at my recipe shower before I was married. She wrote a sweet note about wondering how many rolls of parchment paper we’d been through in our lives so far making these chocolate no bake cookies with Mama and how many we’d go through making them with our own children. To tell you I cried would be one of the biggest understatements I could make. Ever.

It was a full blown, running mascara, multiple tissue, ugly sort of moment. At my bridal SHOWER for Pete’s sake! The photos of that shower weren’t pretty at all!

No Bake Cookies Recipe - These simple chocolate no bake cookies make a perfect sweet treat. Made with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and oats, these no bake cookies are always a favorite. // addapinch.com

I’ve not kept track of the rolls we’ve been through, but thankfully, Little Buddy carries on the tradition of helping when we make them.

Here’s the recipe for these chocolate no bake cookies. Grab some parchment paper and make them soon!

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Yield: 36
Dessert

Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe

Total Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
No Bake Cookies Recipe - These simple chocolate no bake cookies make a perfect sweet treat. Made with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and oats, these no bake cookies are always a favorite.
4.67 from 6 votes
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Ingredients

  • cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 8 tablespoons butter cut into large pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

Directions

  1. Add sugar and cocoa powder to a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Whisk until thoroughly mixed. Add milk and butter and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats. Drop cookies by tablespoons onto parchment paper. Allow to dry for about 10-15 minutes until the no bake cookies have become firm.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

No Bake Cookies Recipe - These simple chocolate no bake cookies make a perfect sweet treat. Made with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and oats, these no bake cookies are always a favorite. // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2012.

173 comments on “Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe”

  1. Can you substitute a non diary milk ?

  2. Do you have to add PEANUT BUTTER

    • My mom made these easy cookies when I was little (in the 50s and 60s). In fact, when I connected on Facebook with a former childhood neighbor a few years ago, one of the first things she did was to ask for the recipe so that she could make it for her grandkids. This is such a good one to make with young kids.

  3. Omg amazing! Turned out perfect! Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  4. These are a fudge lover’s dream – you can claim they are healthy because of the oatmeal! My all-time favorite cookie, and a Christmas must have even though they don’t look like Christmas! You are allowed to be “bad” at Christmas, right?

    Rating: 5
  5. So easy & yummy even if they look like lil’ 🐄 pies! This recipe is a keeper – thx😄

    Rating: 5
  6. As a diabetic, I cannot indulge in these wonderful cookies. However, I do make them regularly for my other half. It is the only way I can get him to eat oats. He loves them so much I have to hide half the recipe or he’d be eating them for breakfast, lunch & supper. I add one extra ingredient to mine….a teaspoon of instant coffee. It seems to enrigh the chocolate flavor without adding a coffee taste to the cookies. I know others who use a quarter teaspoon of espresso powder, but it can be expensive.

    Rating: 5
    • I’m sure the espresso powder would really enrich the chocolate flavor even more! These are one of my very favorite cookies too, Debbie! Thanks so much for your comment! xo

    • Debbie, if you use xylitol instead of sugar, you’d only have to be concerned with the peanut butter and oats.

  7. Best recipe I have tried for these cookies. My niece and I enjoy making them and my husband REALLY enjoys eating them (well, so do my niece and I!)

    Rating: 5
  8. I’ve made these cookies many times before using other recipes. Unfortunately, this recipe turned out to be more like soft fudge – – never drying or forming up although I followed the recipe exactly as given.  I think next time I’ll go back to using old-fashioned oats. Maybe that will make a cookie that will hold together.

    Rating: 3
    • I’m sorry yours didn’t turn out this time, Nana. I’ve not a problem with them not forming as they should – they are some of my family’s favorites so I make them often. Thanks!

  9. Is there a way to substitute the amount of sugar used with another ingredient? I have currently don’t have the option to run to the store to get another bag of sugar so I only have about 1/2 cup … do you have any suggestions that might help? We adore these cookies in our house!!

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