No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Do you ever find yourself needing a quick dessert or cookie snack for the next day? If so, no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies are my go to recipe when I want to make something quick but delicious.

I first made these easy chocolate no bake cookies in Mrs. Eickstead’s second grade class. I remember sitting in the gym, copying the recipe down into my pink spiral notebook. She called them Dinosaur Bones. It was a memorable kid’s kitchen activity resulting in a fun cookie treat.

Even though I now call them by a different name of No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, these cookies are still one of my favorites.

These cookies are the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Plus, I love that you don’t have to heat up the oven to make them! Just stir a handful of ingredients on the stove, drop and cool.

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies only have a handful of ingredients and steps.

Ingredients for No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies:

1 stick butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 cup quick oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions for Easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies:

Melt butter in pan on stove over medium heat.

Add cocoa, sugar and milk. Cook until bubbles form around sides. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients.

Drop by spoonful on waxed paper. Cool.

Store the cookies in the refrigerator. I recommend layering waxed paper between the layers so the cookies do not stick to one another.

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal FAQs:

How many cookies does this no bake recipe make?

This recipe (when using a small-sized cookie scoop – about a tablespoon in size) makes 55 cookies. This makes a bite sized cookie treat, which make it an easy treat to take to parties when you want to try a variety of desserts.

If you want to make larger cookies, use a medium-sized cookie scoop. Then, this recipe makes 30 cookies.

Can I make no bake cookies with old fashioned oats instead of quick oats?

Yes, you can substitute old fashioned oats in a pinch. It will change the texture and result in a more chewy cookie but it can be done. I recommend quick oats but have successfully used old fashioned in a pinch.

What other no bake recipes do you recommend?

If you like easy no bake recipes, here are a couple more to try.

Enjoy your no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies…and just see how long they last!

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

These no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies are perfect for when you need a quick cookie recipe. Everyone will love these easy no bake cookies!

  • Author: Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 55 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Melt 1/2 cup butter in medium size pan on stove over medium heat.
  2. Add cocoa, sugar and milk. Cook until bubbles form around sides.
  3. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  4. Stir in oatmeal, one cup at a time.
  5. Drop cookie mixture by tablespoon size scoop on waxed paper. Cool. Store the cookies in the refrigerator.

Notes

You can add more oats if you would would like a less gooey cookie. Add an additional 1 cup of oats if you think the mixture is too runny. It will firm up as it cools. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 76
  • Sugar: 7.7g
  • Sodium: 24mg
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.3g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg

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6 Comments

    1. I think I’ve heard them called boiled cookies before, too. It looks like a well loved recipe of hers, too!

  1. You have brought back a memory for me. My grandmother used to make something very similar to this when I was young and (I shouldn’t admit it, but) it was the reason I always got eager to visit her!! I will definitely be making these for my family. I can’t believe I had forgotten about these….the chocolate, the peanut butter and the oats….I can actually taste one right now!

    1. Ohhh, I’m glad it brought back sweet memories, Maureen! They are so simple but so delicious, and when tied to a precious memory, all the better. I hope your family enjoys them!

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