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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are delicious. With oatmeal and vanilla, these cookies are rich and have great texture. This is a cookie recipe from my childhood. These no bake cookies are so easy to make, very chocolatey and delicious. Simplyhappyfoodie.com #nobakecookies #chocolatepeanutbutternobakecookies #chocolateoatmealnobakecookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are a cookie from my childhood. They are so easy to make, and very chocolatey and delicious.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookie recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 104 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 3 cups Oats (old fashioned or quick is fine)
  • 1/2 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsps Vanilla


  1. Have all of your ingredients measured out and ready to go before you begin. Also have a parchment lined baking pan or other surface ready for the cookies to be scooped onto.

  2. Measure the oats into a large mixing bowl and set them aside.

  3. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat.

  4. Whisk in the sugar until dissolved.

  5. Whisk in the salt, cocoa powder, milk, and peanut butter. Whisk continuously until the mixture smooths out.

  6. Stir frequently over medium heat starting to simmer.

  7. The mixture will eventually come to a roiling boil, with the bubbles all throughout, and will keep boiling as you stir. When that happens, set a timer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, scraping the sides of the pan.

  8. When the timer goes off, take the pan off of the heat and stir in the vanilla. It might bubble up a little, but that's okay. Just stir it in.

  9. Immediately pour the chocolate mixture over the oats and mix until all of the oats are coated with the chocolate.

  10. Using an ice cream scoop, immediately scoop the cookies onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Don't press them. They should be warm enough that they will flatten out a little bit.

  11. Allow the cookies to cool fully before enjoying. It takes about 25 minutes.

  12. Store in an air tight container.