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Easy No Bake Cookies

These easy No Bake Cookies only need a few ingredients and are incredibly delicious. Filled with peanut butter, oats, cocoa, these cookies are hard to pass up.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake cookies
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 cookies (2 inch)
Author Joanna Stephens



  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats



  1. In a medium sauce pan, add the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla. Turn the heat on medium heat. Stir frequently until everything has melted together.

  2. Stir in the peanut butter to this chocolate sauce. Then, bring to a boil (stirring constantly). 

  3. Then, remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the quick cooking oats. Let them sit for about 3-5 minutes ensuring that the no bake cookies mixture will start getting thicker.

  4. Then, you can scoop these no bake cookies out onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Let them cool in the refrigerator so they get hard faster.