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No-Bake Cookies | Recipe Walk-through

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies


An amazingly simple way to get a chocolate-peanut butter fix, this recipe has been a staple in my house for as long as I can remember and it’s easy to see why. Taking only eight ingredients to make, these cookies come together in roughly ten minutes time. Boil sugar, butter, cocoa powder, milk, and salt on the stovetop for one minute. Then, add a splash of vanilla, half a cup of peanut butter, and 3 cups of old fashioned oats to hold it all together. That’s it. From there, just drop the malleable dough into individual cookie form and enjoy licking the pan. It’s so easy to see why having a go-to no-bake cookie recipe in your back pocket is downright fantastic.


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  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 cups Old fashioned oatmeal


  1. Combine the sugar, cocoa, butter, milk, and salt together in a medium sized saucepan. Mix well and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then remove from heat.
  2. While the mixture is still hot, add the vanilla, peanut butter, and oats. Stir until the batter is uniform. Then, on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, drop the batter into individual cookies. As the mixture cools, the cookies will harden into shape.

This is an old family recipe that my grandma used to make for my mom and her siblings when she was growing up. With five kids, there’s no wonder that this was one of my grandma’s go-to recipes. It only uses a handful of ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to make. Plus, they’re a delicious celebration of a classic combination: chocolate and peanut butter! (With some crunchy, chewy oats in there for good measure.) In fact, they’re so good that my uncle nicknamed them “Nummy Nummies!” So if your day could use a little more nummy in it, take five minutes for yourself and make a batch of these cookies. Three generations later and my family has no complaints. Because they really are that good.



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Is your kitchen all cleaned up? Those were some truly epic cookies you made earlier! Right now, I’m imagining you nestled into your couch, all comfy, eating a fresh no bake cookie. And I’m happy for you. You deserve to relax and celebrate yet another baking success!