No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Is there any better flavor combination than chocolate and peanut butter? It’s hard to believe that there could be a more delicious pairing. However, adding oatmeal to the mix is pretty perfect, too. No-bake chocolate oatmeal peanut butter cookies would be worth a bit of effort. But they come together in a matter of minutes without even turning on the oven.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Jake’s paternal grandma made these no-bake chocolate oatmeal peanut butter cookies for decades. She was kind enough to send me her recipe. Now I’ve been making her recipe for over a decade. I’ve never added or swapped out an ingredient or attempted any other sort of variation. It’s one of those simple recipes that’s so good it doesn’t need any improvement.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

The no-bake chocolate oatmeal peanut butter cookies are gluten-free. Gluten-free doesn’t mean healthy. But it does mean they’re a great option for a little indulgence if you’re eating gluten-free or you need a last-minute dessert for a classroom party or other social gathering with people in attendance who are eating gluten-free.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Usually, Apollo is my photography buddy. Hobbes was my photography buddy for this blog shoot. I photograph food every week for the blog or Instagram. But something about this cookie shoot was really exciting.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies Kitty Helper | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies Kitty Helper | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies Kitty Helper | https://www.roseclearfield.com

With or without a kitty helper, if you bake regularly, most likely you already have the ingredients to make these cookies on hand. Whip up a batch tonight.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Course: Desserts

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Cover two cookie sheets with wax paper.
  • Combine the sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter in a large saucepan. Stir occasionally while bringing to a boil. Boil for one minute.
  • Add the oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir until just combined. Turn off the heat.
  • Using a spoon, drop the mixture in tablespoon-sized portions onto the wax paper-covered cookie sheets. There should be just enough room to fit all of the cookies onto two cookie sheets.
  • Put the cookies into the refrigerator to cool. Once the cookies have cooled, you can store them in the refrigerator or in a sealed Tupperware container at room temperature.

Notes

The cookies keep well right on the cookie sheets in the refrigerator or in a sealed Tupperware container at room temperature. They'll stay moist for 5-7 days.
I make my no-bake chocolate oatmeal peanut butter cookies with regular, creamy peanut butter. I recommend regular, not natural, peanut butter. Creamy or crunchy will work well.
Unless otherwise noted, I always bake with salted butter. I also always use soy milk for my recipes that call for milk. I have not tested them with any other type of milk.
Recipe URL: http://www.roseclearfield/recipe/no-bake-chocolate-oatmeal-peanut-butter-cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com
No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | https://www.roseclearfield.com

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16 thoughts on “No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. I love a good chocolate and PB combo! And these are even better because no oven is required! (Which is perfect for me because half the time I make cookies, I end up eating more batter than anything else!)

    Your pictures look so inviting!

  2. Mmmm I love everything about this recipe – chocolate, peanut butter, and NO BAKE?! Yesssmm.

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  3. Yes!!! I agree that chocolate & peanut butter go together amazingly and that no bake cookies are awesome!! My grandmother would make these sometimes and I always loved them.

    1. I’ve never made this recipe with a peanut butter substitute. But I think any sort of nut butter with a similar consistency would work all right.

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