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Plate of Amish no bake chocolate and peanut butter oat cookies
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Easy No Bake Cookies

These Easy No Bake Cookies are a rich combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and oats -- and there's no need to turn on your oven!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peanut butter cookies, no bake cookies, no bake dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chilling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 123kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 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.


  • Quick oats work so much better than old fashioned oats which tend not to firm up as well.
  • Feel free to swap the peanut butter for another nut butter or biscoff spread.
  • Why not drizzle some melted chocolate over the top, white chocolate would look great!
  • You can also add in dried fruit and nuts for a variation.
  • These cookies will store well in the fridge for up to 1 week. Make sure to store them in a sealed container. You can also freeze these cookies.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.6g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 5.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 7.2mg | Sodium: 51.5mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 12g