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
- 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.
- Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla, then the oats.
- 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.