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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.

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

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

Close up photograph of chocolate cookies on a white platter with a dark background. // addapinch.com

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

  • Sugar
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Milk
  • Butter 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Quick Cooking Oats

How to Make Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe

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

  • 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.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the 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.

How to Store

Store no bake cookies in an airtight container 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.

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