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Simple Yet Delicious No Bake Cookie Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 5


  • 3 cups quick oatmeal
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Melt a stick of butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Make sure to not burn the butter during this step.
  2. Once melted, add sugar, cocoa powder, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture. Stir until fully combined and add the milk a little at a time.
  3. Raise the heat to medium and allow the mixture to boil for exactly one minute. Begin the timer as soon as the chocolate begins to fully boil.
  4. Quickly remove from heat and add the oats to the mixture. Combine fully until the oats are well incorporated into the cookie mixture.
  5. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place flattened spoonfuls of the cookie mix onto it, evenly spaced about 1” apart.
  6. Let the cookies sit for at least an hour to allow them to harden. Refrigerating will greatly improve this process.