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These Amish No Bake Cookies are a rich combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and oats — and there’s no need to turn on your oven! It’s a recipe that’s near and dear to our hearts, and a family-favorite dessert that we have enjoyed for years. In today’s post I’m sharing these special sweet treats, along with some of the messy ways that we’re celebrating our Last Summer Hoorah! Thank goodness we have Wet Ones® Hand Wipes to clean us up…
As our summer comes to an end and school starts in exactly one week, the kids and I are spending every last moment soaking up the sun and enjoying our last hoorah! I recently watched a Gabe and Garrett video on their YouTube channel that inspired me to have this last summer hoorah with my family. What better way to celebrate than a batch of delicious No Bake Cookies?
Of course, with any summer adventure (especially when it involves chocolate), we’re making a mess and cleaning it up with Wet Ones®!
With three young boys, our summer has been defined by outdoor play — and we’re cramming all of our favorites into the final week of vacation! Whether we’re blowing bubbles,
learning to swim,
or playing in the sand, things always get messy around here!
All of this fresh air and activity makes my growing boys hungry, too! That means that I never leave home without snacks, and I always have a canister of our favorite Wet Ones® Hand Wipes to clean us up while we’re on the go.
The Wet Ones® are America’s #1 Hand Wipe* because they actually work! The antibacterial wipes kill 99.99% of germs, they’re tough on dirt, and they’re gentle on skin. Plus, they’re easy to pick up when I’m shopping at Walmart.
My boys have learned that after a morning spent digging in the mud,
it’s time to wipe off their hands before enjoying a picnic! I love that the Wet Ones® are also hypoallergenic and that they clean better than hand sanitizers!
That’s why our final few days of vacation will be spent in the great outdoors, enjoying the pool, the woods, and the dirt, followed by backyard family cookouts at the picnic table.
I prepared a batch of these Amish No Bake Cookies as the perfect transition between summer and back-to-school season. In our current 100-degree temps, the no bake cookies keep my kitchen cool, and they’re also easy to transport in hiking backpacks, coolers for the pool, or lunch boxes on the first few days of school. But most importantly, the cookies are an easy dessert that I know our friends and family will always devour!
The recipe originally came from our former babysitter, Rebekah, who helped raise each of my boys from the time that they were infants. Rebekah’s family lives on the dairy farm just up the road from our house, so she started taking care of the kids when she was a teenager and could ride her bike to our house! I was still working full time back then, so Rebekah came to the house on a daily basis and quickly became an integral part of our family.
Back in 2014, when Casey was turning three, Rebekah and her sister Catherine invited the kids to their farm to spend a morning watching their brother milk the cows, meeting the chickens, harvesting sugar snap peas, and picking mulberries.
The boys obviously loved every minute of it, but the true highlight was when the girls brought out Casey’s birthday treat: a plate full of these chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies. Oh my goodness…you’ve never seen such happy children!
That first batch disappeared within a matter of days, so of course I begged Rebekah to share the easy recipe with me right away. We’ve been enjoying these no bake cookies ever since! They’re made with simple pantry staples, so I can always pull them together at the last minute. Plus, in just 10 minutes they set up and become nice and firm — like a cross between a chewy oatmeal cookie and a rich piece of fudge! Best of all, the treats bring back so many fond memories, taking us far beyond the sweet taste of a simple cookie.
Rebekah stopped babysitting for us a couple of years ago when she became a teacher at her church’s school. So while we pass her farm each day on our way up the road, we haven’t spent time with her in ages. But you know what? On the exact same morning that I made this particular batch of no bake cookies, I received an email from Rebekah. Could she sense that I was thinking of her as I slowly stirred my bowl of oats, peanut butter, and melted chocolate?
Rebekah was just checking in to see if there was a time that we could come back to visit the farm this summer so that she could see the boys before she starts teaching again in the fall.
Of course I said, “yes!” and called her immediately to make arrangements. Perhaps this time around, I should bring a batch of cookies to share with Rebekah? A small token of thanks for her love, her help, and her delicious recipe?!
For our last summer hoorah, we’ll celebrate the end of the season with swimming, sand, dear friends, and no bake cookies on the picnic table! We’ll have our Wet Ones® along for all of it, to clean us up as we go, and I can’t think of a better way to wrap up a few months of fun, sticky, and messy memories!
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Amish No Bake Cookies
Yield 36 cookies
These Amish No Bake Cookies are a rich combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and oats -- and there's no need to turn on your oven!
½ cup (1 stick) butter
½ cup milk
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
4 cups quick oats
½ cup peanut butter
Line a large baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
Combine butter, milk, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil, whisking as the mixture comes to a boil. Continue whisking and allow the mixture to boil for about 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Stir in the oats and peanut butter until completely combined.
Use a spoon to drop the oat mixture onto the wax paper. Place in the refrigerator and allow to set until firm (at least 10 minutes).
Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep them firm and fresh for up to one week.
Serving Size 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.2 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Cholesterol 7.2 mg
Sodium 51.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 18.6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 12 g
Protein 2.2 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
*#1 claim based on scan date for 52 weeks ending 6/17/17.