The Very Best No Bake Cookies

The Very Best No Bake Cookies are a quick and simple chocolaty, peanut butter cookie with a soft oatmeal texture that is a classic favorite! Ready in under 15 minutes! 

Chocolate and Peanut Butter are the perfect combination!  Try these Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls, Reese’s No Bake Peanut Butter Bars or Energy Bites aka Protein Poppers are easy to make and no baking required treats

No Bake Cookies

Easy No Bake Cookies

These are for sure a childhood favorite! You can’t go wrong with this classic No Bake Cookie that everyone loves! It is a perfect recipe that can’t be changed.

Making these cookies with my kiddos brings back so many memories! Growing up I would scoop some on the pan and then take a giant bite of warm, gooey chocolate oatmeal, then repeat until all the cookies were gone. My kids do the same thing and it just makes me happy!

I love how simple these cookies are and how delicious they taste! I can never stop at just one! Try these Easy No Bake Cookies today and see how good they really are!

How do you make No Bake Cookies?

  • In a medium size sauce pan over medium high heat, add the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa powder. Bring to a rolling boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in peanut butter, oats and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop the cookies and drop them onto the parchment paper. Let set and cool to room temperature.

Steps to make no bake cookies

What types of oats can you use for No Bake Cookies?

There are two types of oats that I generally see in recipes when I bake, old-fashioned rolled oats and quick cooking oats. I prefer quick cooking oats because they mix in quickly, but you can substitute with rolled oats if you want a chewier texture. Quick cooking oats are smaller and absorb the liquid easier which makes the cookies more soft and chewy.

How long can you store No Bake Cookies?

No bake cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for about a week, or two weeks in the refrigerator. You can also refrigerate no bake cookies to help them cool faster, but that is not required.

Can you freeze No Bake Cookies?

Yes! No bake cookies are perfect for making ahead and freezing.

No Bake Cookies on a cookie sheet

Can you add or substitute extras to No Bake Cookies?

Yes! I love to make these fun and different from time to time.

  • Nutella
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Almond extract instead of Vanilla
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter instead of Peanut Butter
  • Brown Sugar instead of White Sugar
  • Sea Salt for a salty/sweet combination
  • Add 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Are you looking for more No Bake Desserts?! Here are some!

No Bake Cookies

The Very Best No Bake Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12

The Very Best No Bake Cookies are a quick and simple chocolaty, peanut butter cookie with a soft oatmeal texture that is a classic favorite! Ready in under 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake cookies, No bake, Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 T cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a medium size sauce pan over medium high heat, add the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa powder. Bring to a rolling boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir in peanut butter, oats and vanilla and mix until incorporated.

  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop the cookies and drop them onto the parchment paper. Let set and cool to room temperature or refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best No Bake Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 34g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.1%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Great recipe! All the other no bake cookie recipes I’ve read state to boil for one minute. What is the added advantage for boiling 2 minutes? Thank you!

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