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5 from 8 votes

No Bake Cookies

Nothing beats these classic No Bake Cookies for a quick and tasty chocolate peanut butter treat! With just a few staple ingredients and no flour or eggs, these easy peanut butter no bake cookies are ready to enjoy in 30 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake cookie recipe, no bake cookies, peanut butter no bake cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 180kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • Place granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, milk and cocoa powder in a 3 quart saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the mixture is boiling (in the middle and around the edges of the saucepan) set a timer and boil for exactly one minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups of the quick oats just until coated. Add in peanut butter, vanilla extract, salt, and remaining quick oats. Stir just until combined.
  • Immediately begin scooping out mixture using a medium cookie scoop or two spoons.
  • Drop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets and let sit at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes or until the cookies are set up and firm to the touch.
  • Cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. They can also be stored in the fridge.



Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg