No-Bake Cookies

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  • No-Bake Cookies – Only 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Perfectly soft and chewy with a delicious chocolate peanut butter taste.

    I love to make all types of no-bake desserts during the summer. They’re simple, quick and no hot oven required! These no-bake oatmeal cookies are a favorite, as well as no-bake cornflake cookies, peanut butter fudge, rice krispie treats and muddy buddies.

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    Chocolate no-bake cookies

    No-bake cookies are one of my favorite cookies to make during the summertime because you don’t need to turn on the oven! They are the perfect summer treat and a childhood favorite.

    The best part about these no-bake cookies 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!

    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!

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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 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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    Tips and tricks

    • 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. This is a must!
    • 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

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: chocolate no bake cookies, no bake cookie recipe, no bake cookies, no bake oatmeal cookies
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Set Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 24
    Calories: 173
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    No-Bake Cookies - Only 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Perfectly soft and chewy with a delicious chocolate peanut butter taste. 

    Ingredients

    • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 1/2 cups Quick 1 minute oats

    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.

    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.

    Nutrition

    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: 2.6% | Calcium: 1.6% | Iron: 3.7%
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