No bake cookies are such a delicious, and simple chocolate and peanut butter cookie. With the perfect soft oat texture, these no bake cookies are a classic!
I don’t think many people can say no to chocolate and peanut butter together. They’re one of the best food combinations on earth – whether it’s for these amazing no bake cookies, or this chocolate peanut butter fudge, or this chocolate peanut butter bundt cake.
These chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies are a classic. Most of you have probably had them already in your life at some point, but maybe you’re like me and you need a reminder about how good they are. And if you haven’t had them – well you need to change that asap 😉
These cookies are also a fun memory for me, because once upon a time when Nate and I were just dating (now we’ve been married for over 9 years!!) my mom would occasionally email Nate random questions to get to know him better. One of her questions was asking what his favorite cookie was and he said “no bake cookies”. So she passed the message on to me, and that day I made no bake cookies for him.
Anyway, these no bake cookies are SO EASY to make, and like the name says, you literally don’t even need to bake them. They’re the perfect summertime treat because you can have an amazing dessert, with hardly any effort at all.
How to make No Bake Cookies?
No bake cookies are made up of only 7 ingredients, most of which you probably have in your pantry right now. You’ll need butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder which you’ll bring to a boil in a medium sized sauce pan. You’ll boil the mixture for one and a half minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat.
Then stir in the vanilla extract, peanut butter and oats. Scoop the cookie mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone liner or parchment paper. If you can handle waiting, let the cookies cool completely, which will help them harden to hold their shape.
So you should make them.
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 TBS cocoa powder
1 TBS vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal
1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa.
2. Bring to a boil.
3. Boil for 1 and 1/2 minutes. (Set a timer)
4. Remove from heat and add vanilla, peanut butter, and oatmeal.
5. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
6. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. **
**Nate said I made them big this time, but they were like normal cookie size. And regardless of size they still taste delicious.