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Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

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 I fell hard for these Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies while babysitting decades ago. They’re so easy to make, with no oven needed. Plus, they’re a speedy way to get your chocolate peanut butter fix!

Despite having 3 younger sisters, I’m not so sure I was the world’s greatest babysitter. I remember being hired by a family around the block. The little guy was in a deep sleep before I arrived. So what’s a girl to do. This was before there were baby monitors, so I didn’t want to have the TV on. Or at least not on very loud. I roamed the house and found a pot sitting on the stove top full of classic no bake cookie batter. Since I knew it was meant for me, and I felt obligated to sample. Instantly smitten, my first taste of No Bake Oatmeal Cookies sold me.

Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies in a white bowl with two cookies in the foreground

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Over the years, I’ve had different varieties of no bake cookies—some with coconut, some without peanut butter, and I happen to enjoy them all. They are super sweet and always conjure up memories of those tween-ager years when I could load up on sugar and burn it off in an instant! These No Bake Oatmeal  Cookies are enhanced by both peanut butter and chocolate!

Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies in a white ceramic bowl with a lid in the background

Tips for Making the Best No Bake Cookie Recipe

Totally made in a saucepan, these chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies are quick and easy. I used quick oats, but old fashioned rolled oats could work, too. It all depends on the texture you prefer. The sugar, milk, butter and cocoa are brought to a boil in a large saucepan.

PRO-Tip: Essential to success is to wait until this mixture comes to a full, rolling boil, and let it boil for a full minute.

If you’re a bit uncertain, this is when a Candy Thermometer comes in handy. The goal temperature is 228° even though using a thermometer complicates what is a very simple recipe!After the minute is up, remove from the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients.

For equally portioned cookies, I use a Medium Cookie Scoop and scoop rounds of this chocolate peanut butter no bake cookie batter onto a parchment lined Half Sheet Pan.

If your no bake oatmeal cookies look more like amoebas than circles, tap the sides with a spatula while the mixture is still warm. That’s a super trick for any misshapen cookie that is fresh out of the oven.

Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies on a round white plate with a bowl of cookies in the background

More Easy Cookie Recipes:

These Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies will be the speediest dessert you’ll ever make, but here are a few more easy cookie recipes.

Ingredients for Your  Classic No Bake Cookie Recipe Shopping List:

  • Kitchen Staples: Sugar, Milk, Butter, Vanilla Extract
  • Quick Oats (not Old-Fashioned Oatmeal)
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Creamy Peanut Butter

Yield: 3 dozen

Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

A super easy cookie recipe with that fabulous pairing of chocolate and peanut butter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture is boiling, let it boil for one full minute, then remove from heat.
  3. Add the oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla and stir until well combined.
  4. Using a medium cookie disher/scoop, scoop out tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Let rest at room temperature until cool.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 142mg Carbohydrates: 34g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 23g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
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64 comments on “Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies”

  1. This is my go to cookie recipe in the hot summer months! My kids LOVE these and I love how easy they are to make. Thanks Liz for a great recipe!

  2. This are delicious! So easy to make and my girls loved helping with the “baking” (and the eating).

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