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No-Bake Cookies

For these no bake cookies you only need 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Perfectly soft and chewy with a delicious chocolate peanut butter taste.no bake cookies stacked on white plate

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Chocolate no-bake cookies

I love to make all types of no-bake desserts during the summer because you don’t need to turn on the oven! They’re simple, quick and no hot oven required! These no-bake oatmeal cookies are a favorite, as well as no-bake cornflake cookiesrice krispie treats and muddy buddies.

Chocolate no-bake cookies are my go-to cookie recipe when I’m in a pinch and are always a crowd favorite. They have the perfect chocolate and peanut butter combo and are super soft and chewy. So, so delicious!

The best part about these is that they only take 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. It doesn’t get better than that! Seriously, these are the easiest cookies you will ever make!

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Can you use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats?

It’s important that you use QUICK 1-minute oats to make these no-bake oatmeal cookies. Old fashioned oats will not work as well and the cookies won’t set properly. This is because quick oats set faster once mixed with the hot mixture and are less likely to dry out.

How to make no-bake cookies

Scroll down for the printable no-bake cookie recipe.

  1. Prepare baking sheets. Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  2. Bring mixture to boil. Combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium-heat (photo 1). Bring to a boil (photo 2). Once boiling, cook an additional 1 1/2 minutes and then immediately remove from heat.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla (photo 3). Then add in quick oats and stir until well coated (photo 4).
  4. Drop onto baking sheet and let set. Using a spoon, drop cookie batter onto the lined baking sheet. Let cool until set.

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Cooking tips

  • Line your baking sheets with parchment or wax paper so the cookies don’t stick.
  • Make sure to use QUICK 1-minute oats, not old fashioned oats.
  • Before removing the pan from the burner, make sure the mixture is boiling (not simmering).
  • In order to speed up the setting process, place cookies in refrigerator to harden faster.
  • To store: Store at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the fridge for 5-7 days.
  • To freeze: Let set completely, then add to freezer bag or airtight container. Store in freezer for 2-3 months.

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No-Bake Cookie Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Only 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Perfectly soft and chewy with a delicious chocolate peanut butter taste. 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Set Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper. Set aside. 
  • Combine the sugar, butter, milk and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium-heat. Bring to a boil (not simmer). Once it reaches a boil, cook for an additional 1 1/2 minutes and then immediately remove from heat.
  • Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla. Add in the oats and stir until well coated. 
  • Drop batter by the spoonful onto the lined pan. Let cool until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Notes

  • Line your baking sheets with parchment or wax paper so the cookies don't stick.
  • Do not use old fashioned oats, quick oats are a must for this recipe. 
  • Before removing the pan from the burner, make sure the mixture is boiling (not simmering).
  • In order to speed up the setting process, place cookies in refrigerator to harden faster.
  • To store: Store at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the fridge for 5-7 days.
  • To freeze: Let set completely, then add to freezer bag or airtight container. Store in freezer for 2-3 months.

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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