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!