One of my all-time favorite cookie recipes is the no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies with peanut butter.
They don’t require any baking which is a plus in my book but they also take very little effort and time to make. So much yum!
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We love to make these chocolate oatmeal cookies when we are craving a little chocolate and want some cookies to nibble on. I almost always have the ingredients on hand for these.
The ingredients include items that most of us already have in our pantry. If you are missing one I bet it would be the 1-minute Old Fashioned oats, too easy to go and grab a container of those. Plus a container will last you through lots of cookies once you have those too.
Ingredients you will need:
- 3 Tablespoons Cocoa
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
- 3 Cups 1-Minute Oats
- Pinch of Salt
Directions for No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- Combine sugar, cocoa, butter, milk, and salt in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil and let boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from stove and add oats and peanut butter.
- Once the oats and peanut butter are mixed in drop them by spoonfuls onto parchment paper and let them cool to set.
Note: If using old fashioned oats, cool mixture in saucepan 5 minutes before dropping them onto parchment paper.
Didn’t I tell you these were super easy to make? The only issue we ever have with them is sometimes they can be a little finicky about setting up if the temperature is not just ideal.
I will say though we have scooped them off the parchment paper even when they didn’t harden. No cookie left behind!
If you have a nut allergy you can also skip the peanut butter altogether and make these cookies without peanut butter but make sure you up your butter to 1 stick instead of 1/4.
Some questions you may have…
Why are my No Bake Cookies crumbly?
The most common reason for dry no-bake cookies is boiling the mixture for too long. If you overcook the sugar it turns into a crumbly mess.
Can I use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats?
Yes, if you are using old fashioned oats, cool mixture in saucepan 5 minutes before dropping them onto parchment paper.
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