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

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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 to the stove when Mama would make these so that 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!

BEST No Bake Cookies Recipe

Close photograph of chocolate, peanut butter, and oat boiled treats on a white platter. // addapinch.com

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy recipe. This cookie recipe is so easy to make and perfect for beginning cooks.
  • Delicious cookies. The perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter in every bite!
  • No bake easy! There is no need to heat the oven with this favorite, easy cookie recipe.
Close up photograph of chocolate cookies on a white platter with a dark background. // addapinch.com

For these cookies, you’ll need sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, milk, butter, vanilla extract, salt, creamy peanut butter, and quick-cooking oats.

How to Make the Best No Bake Cookies Recipe

Making no-bake cookies is one of the simplest cookie recipes to make. There are just a few tricks to ensure they are perfect every time.

  • Boil for 1 minute. Add your 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. This rolling boil and boiling for 1 minute is the key! Otherwise, your cookies will not set properly.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Add Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, peanut butter, and oats.
  • Spoon cookies onto parchment. Drop cookies by tablespoons onto parchment paper.
  • Allow cookies to dry. Allow to dry for about 10-15 minutes until the no bake cookies have become firm.

How to Store No Bake Cookies

To store. Place cookies in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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

4.71 from 61 votes

Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe

Dessert 10 mins

Chocolate No Bake Cookies | ©addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 36
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
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.

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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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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.

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  1. I new to using Almond milk do you think it would be ok to substitute it for the milk. I’ve made this recipe for years. I’ve just worked up an allergy to milk🙄. Thanks Robyn

    1. I haven’t made these with almond milk, Susan, but someone said she had made them with Silk cashew milk and they turned out great. I don’t see any reason that almond milk would not work in these cookies. Let me know how they turn out for you.

    1. I’ve never made these with buttermilk, Diane, so I can’t tell you how they would turn out.

    1. Jeanna, I have never tried making this with xylitol so I can’t tell you how it would work.

    1. Sandra, I haven’t made these without the peanut butter but others have said they add coconut or add more oatmeal instead.

  2. Robyn, I just absolutely love your recipes!!!! Each one turns out soooo good!!! Have a Very Happy Christmas and a great New Year to you and your family!!!

    1. Thank you, Audrey. I’m always thrilled to hear when people love these recipes. Hope you and you family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, as well.

    1. Judie, I haven’t made these without the peanut butter but others have said they add coconut or add more oatmeal instead.

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