Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat No-Bake Cookies

Deliciously simple no-bake oat cookies made with chocolate and peanut butter.


Certain recipes can take me right back to my childhood.  Banana bread, corn casserole, pumpkin soup, cinnamon rolls, and these cookies are recipes that transport me back in time.


These no-bake cookies are a classic – you have probably had them at one point or another in your life.  This recipe has been passed down in my family through generations.  These cookies are little fudgy bites of heaven.


The recipe is made with butter, sugar, cocoa powder, peanut butter, vanilla, and oats.  That’s it.  After making the dough, you drop the cookies on some parchment paper and wait for them to set up.  After about an hour, you have some of the most addictive cookies on the planet.

I always have to make these cookies for parties – and they are usually the first cookies gone.  I made some to give to some friends recently, and I miiiight have stolen all the crumbs from the parchment paper.  Maybe.


Try this simple family classic the next time your in a cookie-making mood.  But fair warning: you can never stop at just one cookie.  Who ever said that was a bad thing?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat No-Bake Cookies
Yields 24
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup milk
  4. 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  1. In a large saucepan, add butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder. Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Add 3 cups old-fashioned oats and stir until combined.
  4. Drop mixture onto parchment paper in heaping tablespoons. Let sit for about 1-2 hours or until set.
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  1. October 16, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    three of my fave things: choc, pb, and NO BAKE. i’m so down to make these!!

    • Dani Mendocha
      Dani Mendocha
      October 16, 2015 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ They are so easy and so good – they’ve been a favorite of mine for years!

    • Dani Mendocha
      Dani Mendocha
      October 16, 2015 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks! Maybe I will eventually! πŸ™‚

  2. October 16, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    No bake is grate! I have the ingredients in my fridge, should try it!

    • Dani Mendocha
      Dani Mendocha
      October 16, 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Yes, no-bake recipes are the best! πŸ™‚ You should definitely give them a try, they’re super easy and so delicious!

  3. October 16, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    These look and sound AMAZING! Will definitely be making them this weekend.

    • Dani Mendocha
      Dani Mendocha
      October 17, 2015 / 1:14 am

      Thank you! If you try them, let me know how they turn out! πŸ™‚

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