To many folks, this is the original no-bake cookie, besides Rice Krispie Treats, of course. These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies make great kid cookies. They’re almost confection-like, but they’re so packed with energy and hearty oats that you won’t mind giving your youngster a few. These cookies are best with a tall glass of milk.

This is a range-top cookie. Because it is a no-baker and so full of energy, it makes a great camping cookie.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookie Recipe


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil. Cook for two more minutes stirring constantly and then remove the pan from the heat.
  2. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla, then the oats.
  3. Let cool for several minutes and then drop spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let the cookies cool completely before removing them from the waxed paper.

Editors note: Patty from San Francisco made these and reported excellent results. She added nuts to the recipe. Another baker, Peggy, reported adding miniature marshmallows successfully.

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