No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

A quick sweet treat to enjoy!


I made these last night and Nick and I both loved them. I can’t say that they’re healthy, but they DO have oats 🙂 They don’t have too much butter. AND you know everything that’s going in them (unlike packaged goods).

PS: That’s something new we’re trying in our house: only eating sweets that we make ourselves, rather than purchasing packaged sweets (we can’t be okay with eating something when we don’t recognize half the ingredients).



PS: I notice that the cookies look kind of dry in the photos… they are really really not.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

yields 24 cookies

1/2 C butter
1.5 C white sugar
1/2 C milk
4 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 C peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
3-3.5 C dry quick-cooking oats


*note: I cut the recipe in half and made 12 cookies… still came out great.

  1. Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add peanut butter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.
  5. Add in vanilla. (almond extract is good also, but I only use 1/2 teaspoon almond and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla).
  6. Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
  7. Leave in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before eating.

slightly adapted from:


One thought on “No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Bonnie says:

    I used to make these all the time as a kid!! We had some cute kid-themed baking cookbook, and these cookies were my favorite. So much nostalgia! Now I want to make them again 🙂

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