No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Try making these cookies where you don’t even have to bake them! They are delicious and so easy to whip up. If you’re wondering what they taste like they are sweet and chewy. Make sure to also try our almond joy cookies!
What ingredients are in no bake cookies?
- Salted butter
- Whole milk
- Vanilla bean paste
- Cocoa powder
- Creamy Peanut butter
- Old fashioned oats
I love to make these for my sons school lunch for a treat!
Chocolate No Bake Cookies
- ½ cup salted butter
- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- Combine the butter, sugar, milk, vanilla bean paste, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Heat the mixture on the stovetop over medium heat until the butter is completely melted, and the ingredients are homogenous.
- Once the butter finishes melting, add the peanut butter and stir constantly for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbling.
- Fold in the oats and stir for an additional 4-5 minutes to give the mixture time to thicken.
- Line a few baking sheets with wax paper and drop spoonsful of batter onto the baking sheets, ensuring that they are not touching. Allow the cookies to cool on the counter for 1-2 hours, or until they can be removed from the wax paper without breaking.
- Serve and enjoy!
• While many no bake cookie recipes use quick oats, I like to use old fashioned oats. I like the flavor and texture of these oats better. They will also produce a chewier cookie that will last longer than quick oat cookies.
• You can store these cookies on the counter for up to 7 days, in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. They are best stored in a Ziploc bag or in an airtight plastic container.
• You can use either sweetened or unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe. Because there is 2 cups of sugar, the sweetness in the cocoa powder does not make much of a difference.
• These cookies are chewy and sweet. You can taste notes of chocolate and peanut butter. When stored in the fridge/ freezer, they will harden up and will have more of a crunch to them but will soften up again if left to thaw on the counter or warmed up in the microwave for about 15 seconds.